Tell her I did actually use the bio bricks last winter, but mixed with wood. I keep my splits under 6" across.Was nice to visit our state fair yesterday and find another major retailer has picked up blaze king. Got to lay my hands and eyes on a burning ashford in brown enamel. It sure felt like a bigger stove than my princess.
The wife was amused by the little morso squirrel stoves. So tiny. She asked what you’re supposed to burn in them, charcoal briquettes?
No PE stoves. Would have liked to show her a t5. No Woodstock’s either of course.
I was trying to be a funny guy, said you could barely fit a danish through the front door!Tell her I did actually use the bio bricks last winter, but mixed with wood. I keep my splits under 6" across.
I'm actually surprised you saw any Morso stoves. Maybe they are more popular out west?
I have the tall long skinny model. Our house is also tall, long, and skinny, so it works perfect! Last winter would probably have been easier with NIELs vs the bio bricks, but those in need of dry fuel cannot be picky. With several cords of long (kind of) skinny firewood this winter should be much more comfortable. The cook stove takes normal people sized firewood (as does the Morso despite the tiny door) which I do have plenty of as well. I'm a little salty the cooker only holds a 17" max stick when the Morso will hold a 20" since I cut five cords to a nominal 18" length. I guess I'm going to have to be really accurate at making 17" cuts or cut two different lengths....I was trying to be a funny guy, said you could barely fit a danish through the front door!
The long skinny model was great. I could barely fit my fist through the door. Super “cute”.
With a stone cold stove you can turn the knob from full high and hear the flapper clap closed at about the one o’clock position. That’s all you get. Less than half of the actual range of the knob is useful. That’s why it’s so important to mark your chosen settings somehow. Since just a tiny adjustment makes a pretty big difference.Question on the T stat. Just got a Sirocco 30 and having my second smallish fire. I read other posts of some t stat coils being wound backwards and verified mine is opperating correct in that regard. My dial is the swoosh one, no numbers or nothing And when the damler is closed off, at room temp, no fire, the dial is at 3 o clock there abouts. The dial stops at 6 for full open. Just wondering if this is normal? Its like only have 1/4 dial for useful setting. Anything lower than 3:00 and the damper is already closed.
They really dropped the ball. I ordered that gasket and it took a week. But they had it in a couple days I just couldn’t get there till a week later.Has anyone pulled their ashford 25 and removed the flue collar? I understand there is a gasket that may need replaced. I am pulling my insert Monday to have a insulated block off plate installed. I had ordered the extra gasket from my dealer mid August and i didn’t get it yet. They dropped the ball...
Anyway...just looking for some experiences from you guys or tips / recommendations to ensure everything goes smoothly.
The original 30’s had numbers, they were dropped in the transition to 30.1.I don’t think the 30 box stoves ever had actual numbers on the stat dial. Just a swoosh! Fear not, marks can be added.