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Finally going to do my first true fire!

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Rickb, Jul 26, 2013.

  1. Rickb

    Rickb Minister of Fire

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    So got my stove installed 4 days after our cold streak broke and it hasnt been cool enough to light a fire.

    Tonight's low is 60 so I am going to try a fire tonight!

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  2. rideau

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    Pictures?
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    Go for it. With open windows. The smell ain't swell.
  4. Rickb

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    oh.. I have posted pics before. I don't have any burning yet.

    Pre-burning it in the driveway
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  5. rideau

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    Thanks. Very Nice, indeed!

    Looking forward to a picture or two of yout first burns. Many warm and happy days:).
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    OK. Ya got me. What stove is that?

    And please put the stove in your sig. I am old and forgetful.
  7. Rickb

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    BK Sirocco 20

    need to figure out the sig thing.
  8. Rickb

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    And so it begins!

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    Every time I see candles on a mantel I think of this.


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  11. Rickb

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    The fresh air is flex from the wall to the stove.

    I do have the fan system but have not bought the convection deck yet and have no idea how I like it yet. First burn. I will say this I am 30 minutes or so into this burn and its hot....... Like raised the room temp up 10 degree's already.
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    Looks like he has the blowers. Or those ducts and wall plug are weird. And I got me some concerns about that outlet. I had one in the attic for the gable fan and it crumbled from just attic heat.
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    LMAO!! I guess I should move them.
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    That outlet is attached to a switch. I will only be running it while I am in the room for a while. Not sure if it will hold up or not.
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    Actually better to run it all the time. The blowers pull cool room air under the stove. When they are off is when the radiation from the side of the stove will get them bricks and the outlet the hottest.

    Says the guy with a big honkin steel stove in his fireplace. And regularly reads 250 degrees minimum on those bricks on the side with an IR thermometer.

    My knees started shaking when I went up in the attic to remove that outlet that had been running attic fans for years and it crumbled in my hand.
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    I actually just put my hand on the outlet and its nice and cool. Move my hand up 6 inches and its hot. Maybe I will get luckey and it will be low enough to be out of the heat.
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    Hope so. Just had to mention it. Convection air is pulled under the stove too.

    Enjoy that nice looking heater. Be waiting for news on how it heats the place. And of course about those notoriously long BK burn times. :)
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    Well I only put in some cut up 2x4 and 5 or 6 splits so If its still got coal tomorrow morning when I wake up I will be ecstatic.
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    Nice install, any trouble getting to that bypass handle? Looks a little tight in there.
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    I was thinking the same Todd. Also, Rick, how do you get your hand in to adjust the thermostat?
    Definitely need full reports (w/graphs and such;) ) when burn season goes full bore. This, or the S-30 is/are on my list.
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    Yeah, the outlet isn't getting broadsided by the heat coming off the side, which tends to go straight out. And once you have the air cut and are cruising on the cat, most of the heat will be up top.
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    Ok well burn mostly complete. So used 3 small pieces of 2x4 that I split a few times for kindling and then 7 small to medium splits. The coals are still hot and its 13 hours Later. The stone work right around the stove is nice and toasty too which is what I was hoping for. The stone stayed fairly cool above the stove once you get above the mantle, which I was also hoping for.

    I did not run the blower for most of it and the outlet stayed cool. Which is awesome. This thing really is designed pretty well to throw the heat straight out.

    As far as the bypass lever and the thermostate control, it is tight but I can get to it pretty easy. Only bad part is you cant see that the thermostat is set to. I know if I turn it till it stops its full open and it I turn it back to where you can see the dial indicator pointing up its closed. You can also kinda feel where you want it by moving it back and forth and feeling the click if you know what I mean.

    I can't wait till winter and its freezing outside to see if I will be able to burn this stove on low and not cook my self out of this room.
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    If need be, you could try a small desk fan at the top of the stairs, angled down and blowing cool air from the upstairs, down the stairwell. Or maybe at the bottom of the stairs on the floor blowing cool air toward the stove and displacing warm air to the upstairs. Not sure how well any of this will work, as I don't have first-hand experience....
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    Hang a small mirror to the side of your t-stat and you should be able to see it while adjusting.
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