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loon Posted By loon, Jan 4, 2013 at 8:24 PM

  1. loon

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    Been having a time with my T5 <>

    And Thanks for the help for sure guys as i am into the 6th hour with this thing cruising nice ;)

    And come to find out i am driving it the wrong way ;hm Down is better with these things ==c

    loon


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  2. charly

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    I see the pups are enjoying the heat:)
     
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  3. Hearth Mistress

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    Nice hearth, dogs too :)
     
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  4. BrowningBAR

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    I'm guessing you are referring to N/S vs E/W burning?
     
  5. DanCorcoran

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    If we're guessing, my guess is that he's saying primary air turned down produces a longer-burning fire than primary air wide open.
     
  6. begreen

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    Good to hear that you're warm again, the dogs seem to appreciate it too. Running with the air open just sends the heat up the flue. My guess is that it's really clean now. ;)

    By restricting the primary air once the stove is going, the draft pulls harder on the secondary air. This combusts the wood gas and on comes the heat. Get a stove top thermometer to compliment the flue thermometer. As you decrease the air you'll see the flue temps go down and the stove top temps go up.
     
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  7. raybonz

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    Glad to hear it's working out for you Loon! Condar makes a stovetop thermometer and I found that the best place is under the swing out cook top left side and just to the left of the flue collar but towards the front. I can post a pic if this doesn't make sense. If you have an IR temp gun you can verify this..

    Great looking hearth and stove Loon!

    http://www.amazon.com/Inferno-3-30-thermometer-temperatures-burn-temperature/dp/B002SC323K

    This is the one that I have..

    Ray
     
  8. loon

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    Your right Dan and thanks again Gang ==c

    Put 3 medium sized dead Elm rounds in before bed waited a few minutes for the secondary to kick in then pinched it off about 95% woke up at quarter to 4 and went straight to the stove..Had 3 dead Elm logs still cooking away !!! ;) House was warm but it was also only minus 8c out The other night when i couldnt figure the stove out was minus 22c..
    Heading into town in a bit to grab another thermometer and see if i can find a nice stove rake.

    Gonna place it where you mentiond Ray.

    Stirred the ashes this morning threw in another medium round Elm and gonna let the ashes burn down till i get back from town..Minus 6c right now and its Plus 23c=74f in the house right now :cool:

    Terry
     
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  9. raybonz

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    WTG Terry sounds like you've got the T5 figured out.. I also suggest burning 2-3 pieces of wood minimum at a time. One at a time will not be enough in my opinion..

    Ray
     
  10. PapaDave

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    Ray, sounds like he was trying to burn down his coal bed.
    Man, sounds like this stove is doing great now Terry. Good on ya', and the guys helping.
    Love this place.
     
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  11. raybonz

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    Dave I think you may be right.. He didn't specify so I thought he was trying keep the coals there to avoid relighting.. Helping is what we're about here most of the time ;) I always learn new things here and pass on what I have learned.. Great environment :)

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  12. loon

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    Begreen gave me that little pointer Dave :cool: Worked great and that was another problem i had the other nite..The box was full of ashes and i just kept throwing wood in with the draft almost all the way open :p

    Just got back from town and picked up a couple items for the 'NEW' stove :)

    Dont go by the temps in the picture as the stove is still cooling down and the house is very warm, mind you its only minus 3c and sunny with no wind..

    Ray the place i put the thermometer lets me see it through the grates, is it close to where yours is?

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  13. raybonz

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    Terry move it to the right a little and closer to the flue collar..

    Ray
     
  14. begreen

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    Now yer cookin! Good to hear that the house and family are warm again.
     
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  15. PapaDave

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    Come on Ray.....give him a measurement already.;lol

    I think those would be X and Z axis points to plot it. Or, take a picture.==c
     
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  16. PapaDave

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    I've been doing the same thing to burn down the coals. Works very well, and keeps the heat coming at the same time.
     
  17. raybonz

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    LOL OK but in a little while.. I did offer a pic a few posts back so I will do this as promised ;) Think I will try this with the iPhone :)

    Ray
     
  18. raybonz

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    Ok here we go with the iphone. :)
    Ray
     

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  19. PapaDave

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  20. raybonz

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    It's a bit dark I should have used the flash! Good to see Loon has his stove working now he will love it :)

    Ray
     
  21. loon

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    Its there Ray ;)

    And thanks again everyone as the other day i figured i had a 1000lb boat anchor ;sick ;lol

    Come on minus 22!! ::-)

    loon
     
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  22. raybonz

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    So are you seeing long burn times with good heat now Terry? I am really glad you have this figured out..

    Ray
     
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  23. loon

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    Just got back in the house from the farm and checked the stove..Asked my wife if she threw a block of wood in when i was gone? Nope! same one i threw in this morning before i went into town ==c House is warm ;)
     
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  24. raybonz

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    Right on Terry! You now have a new stove! ;)

    Ray
     
  25. loon

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    New stove and back to no more 'worries' this afternoon ::-)


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