Post in 'The Boiler Room - Wood Boilers and Furnaces' started by mustash29, Dec 29, 2012.
I didn't read the whole topic, but 1/2" slots for wood ashes is about ideal.
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Even if coals did fall into the ash pan, they would still burn and give off heat right? Not just a waste.
Sort of, depending on how the air controls are set. The main control washes the glass and feeds the firebox. The spin draft knob allows for "underfire" air and will tend to burn down the coal bed fast, leaving little coals for a quick re-fire. Allowing large coals to drop into the ash pan also hinders the ability to hold a healthy coal bed.
I believe this beast would be SOOO much better if it had dedicated secondary combustion tubes.
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