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  1. Dieselhead

    How to stop runaway fire/chimney fire

    Water turns to steam with a 1700:1 ratio. It will do a good job of snuffing out a chimney fire if done correctly. A option I have not seen posted is using a ABC Dry Chem extinguisher. I’d open your bypass (if applicable) crack the door and shoot the dry chem into the stove. Not full blast but...
  2. Dieselhead

    If you could "test drive" 3 different stoves, what would they be and why?

    One of them Hitzer coal jammies talked about in the locked down thread A Outdoor boiler of some name brand A Woodstock hybrid so I can tell the guy from IN that hangs out in the BK thread, that the BK is superior. ;lol
  3. Dieselhead

    Wanted to say thanks. Last wood fire

    Is there a need to sweep the chimney?
  4. Dieselhead

    Wanted to say thanks. Last wood fire

    I’m curious as well. Maybe a comparison to a cord of wood. How does coal come? By the pallet? What’s the cost and how would say a pallet compare to a cord of a good hardwood? When dumping in the coal is it dusty? Can you have a coal stove in a living area?
  5. Dieselhead

    2019-20 Blaze King Performance Thread Part 1 (Everything BK)

    Shop for small parts here: http://www.hechlers.com/product-category/online-store/blaze-king-parts/
  6. Dieselhead

    2019-20 Blaze King Performance Thread Part 1 (Everything BK)

    My wood door latch handle is a violation!
  7. Dieselhead

    2019-20 Blaze King Performance Thread Part 1 (Everything BK)

    Reduced burn times and increased emissions come to mind. Only thing you can do is what a lot of us with tall stacks have to do and that is put in a damper or 2.
  8. Dieselhead

    Was this a chimney fire?

    Smoke is unburnt fuel. When enough of it builds up in the firebox and conditions are just right it can light off. Known as a smoke explosion it happens even in house fires when conditions get just rich enough and the temperature is there to ignite the unburnt airborne particles.
  9. Dieselhead

    Was this a chimney fire?

    Expansion/contraction of the metal liner will loosen up deposits and they have no place to go but up and out when the chimney is drafting. I see some flakes occasionally also.
  10. Dieselhead

    Is this Blaze King Any Good??

    They do run on undersized flues, works for some but maybe not for all.
  11. Dieselhead

    Is this Blaze King Any Good??

    .12” wc instead of .08 it all goes away (so I heard;em)
  12. Dieselhead

    2019-20 Blaze King Performance Thread Part 1 (Everything BK)

    It’s an ash pan not a coal pan. The bottom of the stove is 11” off the floor the pan is 2”. Not sure why Im wasting my time here....
  13. Dieselhead

    2019-20 Blaze King Performance Thread Part 1 (Everything BK)

    Great. Just as long everybody else out there with their own particular situation does not do the same that’s the point.
  14. Dieselhead

    2019-20 Blaze King Performance Thread Part 1 (Everything BK)

    I err on the side of caution, after all it’s dangerous enough to invite fire into your home, which our families and pets live in. Will we be home when the CO detector goes off? I don’t know. My pets will be though. In my line of work I have seen so many senseless and preventable deaths due to...
  15. Dieselhead

    2019-20 Blaze King Performance Thread Part 1 (Everything BK)

    The Smoldering coals will not be able to vent into the stove/flue and the CO from said coals can potentially creep into your living space. I’d be wary of doing it this way. Not to mention the heat produced from the smoldering coals will put heat a lot closer to potential combustible floor...
  16. Dieselhead

    New BK ashford

    Draft is tough this time of year, I notice it most in cloudy days.
  17. Dieselhead

    Wood ID

    Top center red oak Bottom center shagbark hickory Right white oak
  18. Dieselhead

    Which model Blaze King is this?

    Mine runs great on a 7”. It is 25’ though.
  19. Dieselhead

    2019-20 Blaze King Performance Thread Part 1 (Everything BK)

    The latching mechanism on the new princess looks a lot different than the one on my king
  20. Dieselhead

    2019-20 Blaze King Performance Thread Part 1 (Everything BK)

    I saw what looks to be a updated princess on the BK Facebook page today.
  21. Dieselhead

    2019-20 Blaze King Performance Thread Part 1 (Everything BK)

    I had this little fella last year. I just reached in and grabbed him then let him out the front door. My dog alerted me to the bird, he sat there staring at the stove which he never does.
  22. Dieselhead

    Princess Cat too big

    You most definitely need to leave those plates in. Who did you order the replacement cat from?
  23. Dieselhead

    System upgrade...

    I do like a few new features, the location of the “mark read” is one of them
  24. Dieselhead

    System upgrade...

    Ooo even inside of posts those are some nice shoes
  25. Dieselhead

    2019-20 Blaze King Performance Thread Part 1 (Everything BK)

    I’m going to be running draft checks this year, picked up a manometer. Refresh my memory, would it go before or after key damper? After I presume?
  26. Dieselhead

    System upgrade...

    There’s ads every 2 posts on my end...
  27. Dieselhead

    2019-20 Blaze King Performance Thread Part 1 (Everything BK)

    Looks like Douglas fir. I’ve burned a few loads of the same, no problemos
  28. Dieselhead

    2018-19 Blaze King Performance Thread Part 2 (Everything BK)

    4 splits and some mill ends last night, was 64 in the house and damp from all the rain. Set on low it was a nice 69 in the house all night into this am no more cool bone chilling temps.