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Secondaries in old Sierra?

Post in 'Classic Wood Stove Forums (prior to approx. 1993)' started by bluedogz, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. bluedogz

    bluedogz Minister of Fire

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    With the install of my new liner, I am getting much better control of the fire in my Sierra Hearthstove. I am trying to learn how to extend the burn times properly.

    If I shut the primary air intakes by about 75%, I can hold stovetop temps around 600 on the Rutland.

    Question is, should I be seeing secondary combustion? Or, does my wood smoke up and that's that?

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