Minister of Fire
- Feb 23, 2022
My stove still smells up the place eight burns later. This is my first longer than evening into overnight burn. So hopefully after today and tonight burning that entire time, I will rid myself of this smell. At first I thought it was a smell coming from surround wood and insulation behind it. Neighbor came over and said no it smells metallic if that makes sense and I agree.At over 750º another smell will be noticeable. I call it the too hot stove (or stovepipe) smell. Try not to go there.
Good news is I started this stove around ten. Took awhile to get it going then I added small and medium splits about six or seven. Almost let the stove run away on me but I tempered it down to mid optimal burn temps ..let that burn down and stack it almost completely full with medium splits and went to bed. Woke up, ate breakfast and just say around for a couple hours because ten days in after COVID I still feel like crap. I then checked the stove at 11am and I still had big chunky pieces of coals left. Stove top temp slightly about 400. That impressed me.
The glass is still mostly almost compl
Hey y’all, I just installed the catalytic “performance pack” in the Dauntless today. The temperature probe was a lot easier to install than I thought it would be. I’ll probably test it out tomorrow since it will be cooler and rainy again. I made a little video of the finished product just to kind of show how it looks and how easy it was…maybe it will be a help to some of you other Dauntless owners. I’m still surprised at how little info is available online for this stove.
Hey thanks for the vid. Let us know how it goes.
I'm a bit north of you in the pa "mountains". About eight degrees colder than Pittsburgh. It has been sub 50 here lately and almost freezing last night.
Had my first backpuff today. Showing the wife how to use the stove. Switch back and forth from low to high on the adjuster and poof real quick. Smoke came from every where. Sides, back, front. Alarming at first.
Good news is I loaded up the stove fairly tight Friday night, around 11. At 11 Saturday I still had chonky pieces of coal left and the stove was at 400. Room 72.
I loaded up the stove again tonight, about 1030p and then went back an hour or so later and put one more piece in stacking it as full as it will get. I have it on the second to last setting so we shall see what it looks like tomorrow. Last check I was only running at 350 but I expect that to climb a bit as more coals are created.
I want to get a few months using this before getting the cat so I know the results well