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Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by USMC80, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. USMC80

    USMC80 Minister of Fire

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    heres a pic before bed, you can see it was loosely packed and not close to full

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  2. DAKSY

    DAKSY Patriot Guard Rider Staff Member

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    I wouldn't worry too much about the thermo (snap) disk. They generally take a little while before they close for the first time, almost like they, too, need a break in fire. After a couple of cycles, it'll start to operate the fan in 15 - 20 minutes & will stay that way til it fails, which usually takes years. BTW, The Hampton was always my favorite woodburning insert, when I was in the trade. Love those secondaries, too!
  3. USMC80

    USMC80 Minister of Fire

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    Thanks for the advice Daksy, I won't mess with it then. I was really suprised how much heat this thing put out without the fan even running. Pretty sure it would heat the whole upstairs without the fan until the freezing temps kick in

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