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  1. EatenByLimestone

    EatenByLimestone Minister of Fire

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    The 30 got a bit away from me with the low temps outside. It set the smoke alarm off as I was about 15 feet away and checking on the nights reload. I have the damper 100% shut and have quite a fire show going.


    Matt

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  2. remkel

    remkel Minister of Fire

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    Getting one heck of a draft here too. Did you have some smoke come out when you checked on the load?
  3. pen

    pen There are some who call me...mod. Staff Member

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    If you have a blower, I suggest ya turn it up on high and take advantage of what you've got happening there.

    pen
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  4. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Yeah this 21' 5.5" pipe is drafting like a Hoover right now in the teens outside and wind blowing over the top of it. If I hadn't "adjusted" that secondary air inlet last year I would be in nail biting territory right now with the night load.
  5. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Are you running the basement 30 too?
  6. EatenByLimestone

    EatenByLimestone Minister of Fire

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    Yup, the beast of global warming is in the basement. You know, I did have a bit of smoke when I reloaded last night. I think I blew it off as I was reloading before the load was spent. The wife commented on it. I don,t think that was what set the alarm off though. I think it was dust burning off.

    I don't have a blower per say, but set a box fan in front of it for some low speed, high cfm movement.

    After an only 8 hour burn last night I had a huge bed of coals. Probably at least a third full. I don't have time to burn them down so I threw a huuuuge chunk of silver maple in the back and then loaded a row on top.


    Matt

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