New wood burning gal-Hearthstone Clydesdale

Firedancer Posted By Firedancer, Oct 17, 2013 at 7:00 PM

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  1. etiger2007

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    Keep some cold ashes in your ash bucket, I the event you have a fire get out if control you can throw some cold ashes on the fire to smother it out . Then grab a beverage of your choice you will want it to have alcohol in it and relax, it happens to the best of us.
     
  2. Firedancer

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    Thanks to all for great tips and advice! Excuse the stove not being fully assembled...still waiting on those missing parts :mad: ;em

    So, I don't really know what I should do. If I trust the magnetic temp gauge it reads not even 300. I did cut the air a little (not sure why :p) temp seems to be holding steady. I know I need to bring that up a bit. Should I add more wood and or open up that air or both?


    Ahhhh it sure looks pretty and is heating the room nicely.
     

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  3. Dix

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    Personally, I would let it get hotter. How's the smoke coming out of your chimney when you have it running on that low of a temperature??

    IMHO, it should burn hotter. It is possible to get a hotter fire with out a full firebox, but this IS your learning curve :)
     
  4. Firedancer

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    I can see smoke, it's not a crazy amount of smoke but I do see it. It's been about 30/35 min since cutting the air a little and have added no more wood and the temp I thought was holding DID climb. I'm a bit over 300...looking for hubby's instant read therm now. I'm def going to add more wood. I'm just unsure about when I should be cutting air and or adding more wood.
     
  5. Dix

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    Take a deep breath, and let it get it at least 500F.

    Smoke is not the goal, except on a reload for 15-30 minutes, tops.
     
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    Today my missing parts came! Surround now complete!
     
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    That looks nice Fire, I see the dog has staked its spot, its doesn't take them long to find a nice comfy spot near the stove. My dog usually sticks to me like glue, when the stoves running she's in the other room all night in front of the stove, seems to calm her down so its a good thing.
     
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    Forget the insert, that stoneware is awesome!
     
  9. Firedancer

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    Thank you. Believe it or not, that stone is real. Our house was built in the 70's and I have photos of the original owner standing in the driveway surrounded by all those rocks. It's pretty neat.

    Another fireplace in the house is brick-they're pretty bricks....long/skinny.
     
  10. Dix

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    Nice, FD. Love the dog, parked :)

    Keep that floor fan handy, you might need it [​IMG] !!
     
  11. Cynnergy

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    Looking good! Very cozy.
     
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    Nice set up you got there...now it's time for another insert in the other fireplace.....
     
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    Won't be needing that with that beast she has installed. Plus sometimes its nice to still have an open fire on those chilly fall nights.

    Cool dog and nice setup overall
     
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    Welcome fellow wood burning gal!

    I don't have an insert so I can't speak for insert temps, but I can say that burning TOO low is bad too. You don't want to built creosote up. Not to scare you, just an FYI. I just had this debate with DH. He found a discussion somewhere recently where they were saying it was best to keep the thermo between 300-400. I guess they missed the part that it was single wall flue temps, which is the sucky part of those rutland thermos-it doesn't say the "zones" are for flue temps, not stove top temps and that can be super misleading! Luckily hanging around Hearth learned me that part in the beginning and I don't look at the "zone", just the temps. And Lopis seem to like to run on the hotter side, with "cruising" temps usually between 600-650 and it will easily hit 700-750 on a reload.
     
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    We have this same unit and love it. We have our mag temp gauge right next to the draft bolt on top of the stove under the grill. Just gives us a ballpark idea. In no time you will be able to hear the stove tell you when it's getting warm and see the secondaries. Enjoy!
     
  16. Firedancer

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    Thanks for that info. My magnetic gauge doesn't fit under the grill with the grill on. Do you keep yours under that bolt or to the side? Also, what temps do you run comfortably with the Clyde? I know the manual says not to routinely exceed 600 so I'm just wondering what you normally run yours at-comfortably.

    I just through some more wood on after coming back home to coals. I have nice secondaries now with the air pushed in more than half closed....something else I'm trying to learn-air. So, I guess I'm cruising now? Nice burn/secondaries nothing crazy happening-just a steady, nice fire. Since we have the same stove, your input is greatly appreciated.
     
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    We run around 500 but will peak at 600 degrees occasionally. We leave the grill off and have the thermometer right next to the bolt. Using an infrared temperature gun showed this to be the hottest surface on the top of the stove.
     
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    Really nice!
    Make sure the other fireplace has the damper closed off so you don't lose heat up it!
     
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