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Jotul 550 Primary Air

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by jatoxico, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. jatoxico

    jatoxico Minister of Fire

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    Anybody know how to get to the primary air contol in the 550? Would like to check to see its closing all the way.

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  2. jotulguy

    jotulguy Feeling the Heat

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    you have to pull the face plate.... i think its 4 bolts on the inside of the faceplate. if you open the load door you should be able to get to them.
  3. jatoxico

    jatoxico Minister of Fire

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    jotulguy, if I get the face plate off I'm guessing there are a couple grates that line up to open and close the air? Is the primary intended to shut completly? Sorry but the manual is practically no help.
  4. jotulguy

    jotulguy Feeling the Heat

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    No it is not. All if the secondary non-cat stoves allow a little air in even when fully closed.
  5. jatoxico

    jatoxico Minister of Fire

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    OK double checking, maybe I can adjust a bit going through wood a little faster than I think I should.
  6. remkel

    remkel Minister of Fire

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    How tall is your chimney? Perhaps that is what is causing a lot of draft?
  7. jatoxico

    jatoxico Minister of Fire

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    Pretty tall, like 26'. Not insulated though so can sometimes struggle on startup.

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