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Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Todd, Feb 20, 2006.

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  1. Todd

    Todd Minister of Fire

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    Well after a couple weeks of burning my new Fireview, I have found either the draft is getting stronger or I may have a leak somewhere. When I reload the stove I fill her up, burn hot with bypass open, Bring it up to required temp, then turn air damper down to #1 and engage the cat. Everything seemed fine until lately I have had to bring the damper all the way down to #0 to get the slow lazy looking flames. I thought #0 was completely air tight, no air at all? What I use to get burning on #1, I have to use #0. Anyone else burn this low? I have an outside brick chimney with 3 ea 90 deg elbows in my system. I didn't think my draft would be this strong? I tried to call Woodstock but they all go home at 5pm when I get home from work.

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  2. Corie

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    Well, even at 0 the stove is still letting air in. The airwash system lets air come in no matter what, so even with the door air control closed, air still comes in.

    Perhaps the extremely cold temperatures are having an effect?
  3. Todd

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    I think there is only one air inlet on this stove, and all the air goes over the glass? You can see the air inlet on the back top of the stove and when its on #0 it's closed but it's not like it's gasket tight either so I sappose a strong draft could suck air through the closed air inlet.
  4. Corie

    Corie Minister of Fire

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    oh, i'm sorry Todd. I must be thinking of the Classic that has the air control on the loading door.

    In that case, I have to tell you I'm a little bit puzzled?
  5. Todd

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    Well I just lit a match near the air intake and the smoke and flame draws towards the inlet even with it completely closed. Guess its not completely air tight?
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    author="Todd" . Guess its not completely air tight?[/quote]


    Todd
    That is what WoodStock told me on this same question.

    On my Fireview I made three marks with a lead pencil one half way between 0 and 1 and one half way between that mark and 0 and the last one half way between the first mark and 1.This lets me say I can set the air at 1 or 3/4 or 1/2 or 1/4 or 0. Each one of these air settings make a difference in the way my fire burns.


    I have noticed on my stove that when I have a full load of very dry wood that I will have A higher temp. on the top of the stove with the air set at 1/4 or 0.......TC
  7. Sandor

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    Todd, I burn on 1, or less, for overnight burns.

    I noticed after a few weeks, the ashpan gasket and door gasket compressed. You may need to tighten it up a bit.
  8. Todd

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    Thanks for the info guys, That's a good idea marking between the damper numbers.
  9. MAJ. Woody

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    Hi Todd,
    I noticed the same thing with my fireview. I finally got to stoke her up nice and hot and it seems the vent control reacts very slow under "1".
    On Sat nite I had it dialed in where the wood was smouldering without a flame, but there was a rolling type flame at the very top of the glass where the smoke was interacting with the glowing catalyst and igniting. That was at about three quarters.
    I tell you, I am just tickled to death how efficient this thing is!
    I have noticed that the latch doesnt feel as tight as it was when I first started using it. It pulls the door shut where I cannot see any light from the flame, but I think I may tweak the adjustment a tad....
  10. cbrodsky

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    I second the above suggestion on the door gasket - our friends had to make an adjustment to the door nut to account for compression of the gasket after a few weeks of use. We always run 1/2-1 overnight - 1/2 only with really really dry wood.

    -Colin
  11. Todd

    Todd Minister of Fire

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    I also noticed the door latch needed adjustment after the first week. The only thing I don't like about this stove is the door latch. It's too small.
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