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Fireview Air Settings

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by RandyG, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. Todd

    Todd Minister of Fire

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    Take a lighter around the outside of that glass and see if the flame gets sucked in anywhere. It could be a gasket issue or maybe just draft or weather conditions.

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  2. RandyG

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    Jeremy, march is one of our best months as far as temps go. Try coming back in july:eek::ZZZ. And we have no season's, no fall, no winter, no spring. Tree's don't change much down here. what you see is what you get. It's either warm or hellish hot most of the time. We do get our little cool spells now and then during the heart of so called winter but our summers are something strait from down below and I hope and pray I don't have to endure to many more of them.I'm a weather buff and let me tell ya it's just downright boring here as far as that goes. Like right now, there is no real change in our day to day weather for the next 7 days :mad:. Looking long range the next burn I get will be after christmas. I wouldn't have puchased a stove right now but wanted one for so long and with the tax incentive at the time, I couldn't pass it up. After rebates and incentive, wound up only putting about 1500.00 in the stove and chimney package, and its going with me when I leave FL:). I know your winters are brutal, not sure I would want that either, I'll be looking somewhere with elevation in the mid-Atlantic region. I know several friends and family that have moved away, and no one has ever wanted to come back;)!! Sorry so long, I get carried away on this subject.....:(!!
  3. RandyG

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    Will do Todd, won't be able to though for a few weeks, but will post back then, thanks.
  4. Backwoods Savage

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    A word of warning here. Many times when you do this you will find the stove top temperature will really soar. It is super easy to get the stove top over 700 (Woodstocks recommendation for the high temp) with the draft set at zero.

    I'll relate what I found one day. Our setting is usually at .75, like yours but one day I was not home and when I returned I found my wife standing next to the stove. She had been flipping the bypass lever to keep the stove top below 700 degrees and was a little shook up. I looked and sure enough she had the draft set at zero. She had forgot. I told her to open the draft and then for sure I though she'd go berserk. lol I gently reminded her and told her to set the draft at 1. When she did that the stove top temperature began falling and when it got to somewhere around 650 or so, she finally relaxed. Moral of the story is that sometimes you can choke the air too much. And you can bet I'll be talking to Woodstock about recommending that! I would not recommend that setting at all.
  5. Backwoods Savage

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    It could be an air leak but I would question that oak no matter what you read on the MM. It is easy to get a false reading on the MM and it is also imperative that you split the piece just before measuring and also make certain you don't check across the grain. To be safe, I would not burn that oak for another 2 years. Maple should be okay.
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    dddddden,

    From what I was told the air doesn’t close completely – but I would assume this could be different from one stove to another.

    Dennis,

    I so appreciate your experiences and will take your comment to heart – the thing s I dont actually know what the temps are throughout the night but I understand your concern about choking the air – I didnt think it would have a effect like that but I will now be more careful if I continue to use this setting. If you do call Woodstock please let us know what they say.

    Thx
  7. charly

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    Well I can say after 6 plus weeks of burning , the Fireview likes to run at about .75 to just under one for the most part... Today snow blowing and wind gusts to 55 I went out and cut up all my odd ball splits that were meant for my Quad 5700, most 22 inches long.. that gave me 16 inch pieces for the fireview and the other 6 inch pieces went into my antique wood box next to my Esse. While I was loading the wood into my house I got out my moisture meter and checked the wood in the middle where I made my fresh cuts,,, mostly 18% , some 19%... so I assume that's why the Fireview is running so easy and predictable.

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