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Post in 'The Boiler Room - Wood Boilers and Furnaces' started by bones774, Dec 14, 2007.

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  1. PADDLE4

    PADDLE4 New Member

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    could anyone tell me what type of burn times they are getting with their volcano II,

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  2. wooddope

    wooddope Member

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    6-8 hours average with mine
  3. PADDLE4

    PADDLE4 New Member

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    when looking through the peak hole of the secondary burn, is the fire suppose to be toward the back of the stove or close to the hole
    also I keep reading about a rod in the front of the stove but I cannot seem to locate one
  4. wooddope

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    About the rods, mine doesn't have them either.There are a few pics of volcanos on this site that show them.. do a search.Not sure if this indicates that your stove is an older or newer model. As far as the peek hole, I like to see flame at or about the center of the box..this will vary however depending on the stage of burn cycle ie. more flame at startup and less during the coaling stage.How long have you had this stove and can you share any history about it? I know very little about mine as I aquired it for free about 7 yrs ago.Craig did a wiki about it and thats the most info that I've been able to find.Hiram also posted the owners manual for a few different models of defiance stoves... great info! I really like this stove and it heats my house with ease. What kind of burn times are you experiencing?
  5. PADDLE4

    PADDLE4 New Member

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    I bought the stove as a wood shop stove and later found out that I had a stove that was really better than a basic stove. That is all the history I know, I only burned it outside for four days to make sure it worked well before I placed it in the building. Outside I pumped the hot air into the house to see what it could do and it was so much better than my furnace and corn stove. Now I am debating if I want it for a burner for the house or still put it in the wood shop. I had burns from 4 to 6 hours, but that was using popular wood and green wood as that is all I had at the time. Today I cleaned it real good, but had some trouble cleaning out the ash in the peep hole stage. For the rest of this season she is going into the wood shop, but then I will decide if I want to move it closer to the house and pipe in the heat. I really like the stove and I am looking at another one right now that is in rough shape but I want to tear it apart and see what it looks like inside.
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    Do you know which model it is? mine is a FA-100 and from what I've read they also made a FA-75 and FA-125. Kinda neat to hear that you hooked it up outside your house and piped the heat in. Mine is in the basement and the outlet is ducted to a grate in the floor of my kitchen.The blower is controlled by a thermo switch that cycles according to stove temp.About the only drawback for me is the burn time especially after reading that the Blaze King King stoves can operate for upwards of 20 hrs on a full load w/low setting.My average wood consumption with 24-7 operation is 4 cords per year...pretty happy with that..but if I could reduce use with a modern stove and increase efficiency along with burn time....now if this darn volcano would break I could justify the expenditure
  7. Hiram Maxim

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    Wood dope,
    I'm glad that folks can utilize it!
    The stove & manual were my Grandparents, and thankfully they were meticulous record keepers. :cheese:

    Craig is the guy we really all should thank for this wonderful website. Thanks Craig!

    Cheers, Hiram
  8. PADDLE4

    PADDLE4 New Member

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    I read on here somewhere about flipping the grates for different types of burns in the volcano stove, could someone help me with that as I cannot seem to find it again.
  9. wooddope

    wooddope Member

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    It's on page 2 of this thread.
  10. PADDLE4

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    Got my volcano II all hooked up today
    it is in a 24 x 24 wood shop pole building, no insulation
    it is 18 degrees here and she heated up the shop to 60 in less than 90 minutes
    you gotta love these stoves, and I was burning junk popular
    will look for some oak, need some anyways as I hope to start up the maple syrup stove soon, but it has to get warmer
    thanks to all who have helped me
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    thanks a million for the owners manual! that is a giant help. i must have an older model cause i only have 1 lever at the bottom of the fire box. also when i bought it there was a flue damper installed so i use it too. love the stove and when it is burring all out will heat the whole 2200 sq of my house. the only complaint is i seam to be having a prob getting the second burn to kick in. the only time i can get the "glow" in the upper window is when fire is full blast!
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    oh and i forgot to say i have the master"s choice, the larger one but the measurements. and from what i can tell, the lever below firebox works backwards of the manual. long burn to front hot mid, starting in back. i could be wrong, just got the glass made and installed still working with stove. that said, if anyone can take a picture of the inside of the door of a master's choice, i need to see what they used to retain the glass. 0124141749.jpg
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    Six year old thread. I am going to close it. Start a new one if there are future questions.
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