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    How to cure Stove Bright paint/not hot enough?

    I sanded down my entire Travis Xtrordinair, doors, frame, etc and applied a new coat of Stove Bright paint. It looks brand new. Problem is, the instuctions on the can says it cures through heat. But, theres no way for me to get the front faces of the doors and surrounding face plate hot enough...
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    Wood Stove Temperature Monitoring with Raspberry Pi

    Inspiration for the project came from this thread: Automating wood stove with Pi. I was sick of having to get up and check the temperature of the stove with my thermal IR gun and wanted to be able to monitor the stove while I was away from it. Hardware and software specifics can be found at the...
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    Jamestown J1000 Temperature Sensors

    I have a Jamestown J1000 that the blower will not shut off when the stove goes out. I've replaced the 07FDB proof of fire sensor and the 07FEC temperature limit switch. There seems to be another sensor 07FDE. Could that be the culprit?
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    Regency CI2700 Cast Bypass Top Plate

    I have Regency CI2700. The chimney sweep in taking out the (19 in the pic) Bottom Shield (106-143) broke the heads off of the two short bolts that attach it to the (item 26 in the pic) Cast Bypass Top Plate (106-351) and another bolt head off a bolt holding up the Cast Bypass Top Plate. I...
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    Jotul F45 Greenville EPA 2020 stove burning hot

    I’ve setup my new EPA 2020 Jotul F45 Greenville and have burned it for a little over a week now. I don’t feel as if I have control over it and it’s hard to turn down the fire and control the temperature. I am wondering if it’s burning too hot and I am getting an over fire. I have 17’ of pipe...
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    A newbie with an inherited cast iron stove that scares me

    My wife inherited her great-grandparent's antique wood stove. It's marked as Hamilton Stove Co with a patent date of 1905. It weighs about 300lbs. My wife remembers it from her childhood in the early 80's, but we have no idea how old it actually is. It's a family heirloom so I want to use it but...
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    Help - Wood Stove Newbie w/ Morso 1125

    Hi all, I recently bought a home in Philly that has a Morso 1125 installed. I am new to wood stoves and from my heavy research yesterday, it seems I have a more vintage stove which isn't great for a newbie. Either way, after blowing it my first two burns (poor flue control followed by...
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    Garage won’t go past 50 degrees

    It’s about 20 degrees outside. I have the pellet stove running on 5 in my insulated garage. The garage is a 2.5 car garage. I need to be about 70 degrees, however it won’t heat up past 50 degrees. What is going on?
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    Gas insert flame too high?

    Just installed a Mendota FV44i. The heat is amazing. You can see in this pic that the flame is reaching near the top of the firebox, and the ceramic material above it has a small red glow. I understand that the firebox is supposed to get hot, but is this too hot? Is the flame too high?
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    Help needed with DIY solar kiln control (FAN, etc) for drying wood

    Hi, I could use some help and suggestions on how to best operate a homemade solar kiln to dry firewood. The kiln has insulated bottom, top, back and sides. The front is clear plastic to allow sunlight to enter and heat the black interior. Split firewood is placed on wire shelves and a small...
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    Multi-fuel stove not burning coal too well.

    Hi I’m going out of my mind reading post after post after post on various blogs and not seeming to find a solution to my problem - maybe I’m not searching for the right thing or maybe I’m just unlucky. Who knows. But hope someone here can help me. I’m relatively new to the stove world having...
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    Newbie... How do I use my new soapstone stove?

    Hi! I’m new here. We just got ourselves a new Hearthstone Homestead soapstone stove. We did our two break in burns. So today I wanted to start cranking up the heat. Got everything fired up and ready and I realized I was stupid and didn’t quite understand how the stove worked. I get the secondary...
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    Confused about measuring temperature

    Hi, new to wood burning but absolutely love heating our home with it so far. We just installed a Timberwolf EPI22 insert but I'm trying to make sure I'm burning at optimal temps (not worried about being too cold more so too hot). I have a basic magnetic thermometer mounted just above the door...
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    Struggling to get stove up to temperature!

    Hi, hopefully someone can help with this! We bought a 5kw multifuel stove recently and have been burning wood with success. We do find though that logs dont last very long and it is becoming expensive so we are trying to move over to smokeless coal instead. We can get the coal lit and...
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    Stove pipe temperature (over firing)

    Hi everyone! I have a small Morso 1440 wood burning stove. Our manual says that its maximum temperature is 750 degrees when measures on the stove pipe at 20 cm above the stove. Above 750 in that spot is considered over firing. However, we have a double walled stove pipe, so we can't get an...
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    Stove Burning Hotter This Year... Why And What To Do?

    I have been burning in our Jotul F 500 stove for about eight seasons now. Each season comes with a few incidents where the fire seems to rage out of control. But this season is different. It seems to occur much more frequently. Almost any time I load the stove full with wood (usually at...
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    Heat n Glo I35F - No Flame Adj; How Warm Should it be?

    We had a Heat n Glo I35F installed in Dec 2015. The fan was making a high pitched squeal which was swapped out under warranty. Then, the replacement fan started making a different noise which was attributed to a wire that had somehow come into contact causing a vibration type noise. The fan...
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    New insert using a stove thermometer question

    Hello I recently had a quadrafire 3100I insert installed. It puts out a decent amount of heat and does a decent job of heating the hearth room, living room, and the kitchen if I use the blower on it. Anyways I have a question. I think I'm a good judge of getting the burn rate and temperature...
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    P43 room temp issues

    I have a harman p43 stove. When I attempt to run the stove in room temp mode the stove will not regulate the temperature. If I set it for 70 degrees I will wake up in the middle of the night to find it 80 degrees. On initial startup if I turn the temp setting down the status light goes out but...