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Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Trilifter7, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    By nature, it is a hot burning stove. It is one of the easiest breathing stoves out there. I close the primary air to about 5% open when the stove hits 500-550F. Also - it appears that you have some splits that I would consider small. I like a nice mix from small to large. I usually have a couple of big boys in the mix. Less surface area = less fire.

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  2. Trilifter7

    Trilifter7 Feeling the Heat

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    Could be the wood I guess. I put 2 splits of medium size mulberry and 3 splits of soft maple measuring between 22% and 24% MC. Then a few 16" long pieces of oak pallet I cut up over the weekend and one 3" x 4" piece of oak pallet that was 20" long. I know that is some dry stuff that gives off a ton of heat so maybe that accounts for the 50-100* above normal temps?
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    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    The paint is getting well baked now. As I said, it's a willing pony.
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  4. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    You haven't mentioned any temps that I would consider above "normal" for this stove.;)
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    Trilifter7 Feeling the Heat

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    Yea I'm thinking now that the wood was the culprit. I'm burning up what I have left from this year that was cut smaller for the small box of the resolute. It was also not seasoned properly so I thought cutting an oak pallet up would help.... It did its job! Ha
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    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Just a learning curve. Nothing more. You would have that with any new stove.
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    Trilifter7 Feeling the Heat

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    Ok that's good to hear. I feel much better about it now.
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    I think you will be looking for 8 thick splits if this is like our stove. What I see in the stove looks like what i would use for kindling.
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  9. Trilifter7

    Trilifter7 Feeling the Heat

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    Yea that's probably right. Those pieces were at best 4" splits. Good thing I went on the big side with next years wood!
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    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Sounds good. In the meantime, pack it tightly.
  11. Trilifter7

    Trilifter7 Feeling the Heat

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    The beast has settled down now and cruising at 600. Should be good
  12. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Did you get the blower with this?
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    Trilifter7 Feeling the Heat

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    No, I was afraid it would overheat the room the stove is in. Def another reason it's running on the hot side. You guys think a blower would make the room it's in too hot?
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    northwinds Minister of Fire

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    For whatever it's worth, I've never had a blower. The room that it's in is warmer than the rest of the house, but not uncomfortably so. I think the small wood/pallet wood may be the culprit. I run between 3 big splits and 7 medium splits typically for a full stove.
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    lopiliberty Minister of Fire

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    It could possibly overheat the room but on a sub zero night that could be a good thing. The blower is a wonderful thing when you find your stove going nuclear and you need to cool it down. Just ask "someone" who has had 1,2,3,4,7,10.... runaway fires _g
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    Temps sound totally common to me. My first few months I was very paranoid about high temps. It seems normal now. I think you'll be very happy with the stove. I used 50 gallons of propane this winter and my father Is on his fourth tank of LP so the pay off will be much quicker than I was expecting. I like the big firebox for the really cold night, or on a milder day a couple splits will keep the house warm for a long time. Enjoy!
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    Trilifter7 Feeling the Heat

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    Good to know NW. I think I'll see how it does next season with my seasoned, bigger split wood.
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    flhpi Burning Hunk

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    Nice looking stove. Good job beating the storm. Nice looking truck too.
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    Trilifter7 Feeling the Heat

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    Yea I'm feeling much better about my temps after talking to you guys.
    I am on propane as well John and had been at 30% left in my tank for the past 2 years bc of heating with wood. I finally filled it up a few weeks ago and it cost me $830!!! Glad I won't be using hardly any of that, lol. The new IR is going to make sure of that!
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    They should do a recall! That is ridiculous! :rolleyes:
    Actually have had to tap the baffle over a couple times, it has shifted to the left twice and then will not open, but no biggie once I figured out what was going on.

    For the first few months I was scared of over-fire and then listened to Northwinds....I now run it exactly like he does. I have hit over 750 a couple of times and when all the air is shut down it calms very quickly. It really is a great stove.
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    Trilifter7 Feeling the Heat

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    I've actually had a problem with my baffle sliding down every time I rotate it vertical. It only drops about an inch but then when I go to rotate it horizontal it lifts the small back baffle up causing an air gap. I've just been pushing it back in so they line up but it is a little annoying. Not a biggie though and still very happy with it overall.

    Yea I was def a little worried about the temps the first few fires but I'm getting used to it. Bc of my wood situation 750 seems to be the norm for mine. It doesn't stay there long though and once it cools a little it runs around 550-600. It hasn't overheated the room it's in yet either. It pushes a ton of heat but it is moved up stairs and into the rest of the house pretty quick. Def a good 10 warmer down there but still comfortable.
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    MaintenanceMan Burning Hunk

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    Looks great!
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  23. Trilifter7

    Trilifter7 Feeling the Heat

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    Got the shelves on today! Looks like a different stove now. Plus it has the mitten rods for warming things up! I used them all the time on the old resolute so it is nice to have them back. image.jpg image.jpg
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  24. northwinds

    northwinds Minister of Fire

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    I don't have the shelves, but they do look great.
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    There's just one thing its missing in this picture. A fire==c

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