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  1. neumsky

    neumsky Minister of Fire

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    Seems as tho my glass dirty's more on the left side more than the right(looking at it). Do I think it burns more on the right??? Yes. Any reason why? Jotul Oslo 500

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  2. pen

    pen There are some who call me...mod. Staff Member

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  3. neumsky

    neumsky Minister of Fire

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    You know Pen...that might not be a bad idea...but being it's only 3 months old...woulda assumed it was a sealed ship! Kinda hard to do with burning 24/7 now.
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    pen There are some who call me...mod. Staff Member

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    If the gasket is good, and everything internally is in it's proper position, and the way the wood is loaded is not blocking the air wash, then it may just be a characteristic of the way that air moves through that stove. That said, I'm not sure how bad this dirtyness is.

    I know for my stove, it always seems like the lower right side is always the dirtiest part of the glass, but the gasket is fine.

    Also, visually inspect the gasket around the glass. Wouldn't be the first stove that came out of the factory with a gasket improperly installed.

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    pen There are some who call me...mod. Staff Member

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    Just do it right before your next reload. Stove doesn't need to be stone cold, it's a dollar bill, not a hundred dollar bill for god sakes!

    pen
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  6. neumsky

    neumsky Minister of Fire

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    Are you calling me cheap???
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  7. neumsky

    neumsky Minister of Fire

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    I'm wondering if my loading from the left side pushes more wood/coals more to the right side hence...longer burns on the right side thruout the cool down period. The burn right now is equal on both sides and the glass is clean...but notice there is more coals on the right side.
  8. pen

    pen There are some who call me...mod. Staff Member

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    that sounds like as good an explanation as any. Play around and see what you get.

    And, since you have an Oslo, I doubt your cheap :p

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  9. freddypd

    freddypd Burning Hunk

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    Where exactly is the "air wash"? I thought it was only how the air,smoke and heat circulated?

    I did the dollar bill test. only one spot near the latch side on top was loose. The rest was very tight
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    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    It is that loose spot that can cause the problems. I'd tighten it up a bit and see what happens.
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    swagler85 Minister of Fire

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    How much is failing on the dollar bill test? If the dollar can be removed easily? Or is it if its snug in there but can still be pulled out?
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    freddypd Burning Hunk

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    Not sure if you were referring to me. The dollar bill was very tight at least three quarters around. It was loose enough in the top left corner that I pulled it out without much effort at all. The insert is only about 6 weeks old. The gasket seems slightly compressed there.
  13. swagler85

    swagler85 Minister of Fire

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    Was asking in general, for my knowledge as well. Curious about how tight that should be. Wanted to get a specific answer from Backwoods. Thanks for the answer.

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