For sure read the manual closely. Operate per direction or you will likely be back here disappointed. Eventually you can get your personal routine figured out. Enjoy.Haha. Yes I should read the manual. I did watch a video made by BK on YouTube. About how to operate the stove. It was a funny video, but informative enough that I got what they were trying to say.
I’ve run woodstoves for years, but this is my first cat stove. And actually this is my first brand new stove.
It does seem like many problems people complain about on this forum are operator error. That and wet wood.For sure read the manual closely. Operate per direction or you will likely be back here disappointed. Eventually you can get your personal routine figured out. Enjoy.
Some models come standard with ash drawers. Other such as the KE/PE Parlor models the ash drawer is optional. EPA does not permit you to change anything inside the firebox without recertification, which means retesting which is a huge expense.What is the point of this piece in the middle? I noticed there’s a bolt in the bottom holding it on. Is the square supposed to be removable for dumping ashes into the pan or what? With the little hook on top in thinking yes. I didn’t see it in the manual. Maybe I missed it.
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I ordered two, both with ash drawers, and neither had that ash plug bolted in. They just lifted out, using the L-rod poker that comes with the stove.Mine has the little eyelet there too. But it doesn’t budge. There is a small lock nut on the bottom. I assume it’s bolted in place so it doesn’t bounce around in the stove during shipping. I just wanted to make sure I’m understanding how it works before I take the nut off
I want to get an Auber thermometer for the stove pipe. Which one is the popular one around here again? AT200?
I want something that not only has a temp readout, but has an alarm in case someone (my wife) leaves the stove door open and forgets about it.
The exact one I’m looking at is the AT200CHIM. I have single wall stove pipe right now. Gonna do double wall in the future, but for now it’s single wall.
For anyone that has one of the Auber units. Does the built in buzzer make enough noise? Or do I need the external buzzer
What temp is your alarm set to go off at? Just curious.I use an auber probe meter with a probe into the single wall pipe above my noncat shop stove. The thermocouple probe works great with single wall unlike the mechanical condar probe meter that is calibrated for double wall pipe only.
I’ve definitely hit the internal alarm and it’s very loud. No problem hearing it in the same room even with stove fans blowing.
I believe I set it for 1000 but this is a noncat with 10’ of vertical single wall into 9 feet of vertical classA and the stove is only run on high output. I’m not aiming for efficiency!What temp is your alarm set to go off at? Just curious.
Don't you single wall on your new Blaze King. You'll want black double wall pipe to help contain the minimal heat loss to help sustain draft.Ok good to know. I was just reading the website about it, and they say that with the external piezo tweeter it’s as loud as a smoke detector. That’s kind of what I’m going for.
Also I don’t quite understand the different probe options. The single wall pipe option uses a washer sensor. The double wall option uses a 4” thermocouple. I want the thermocouple. So I wonder if I can use that with single wall pipe.
With Single wall your clearances are 18". So if you later replace it with double wall, clearance will be up 50% less.Don't you single wall on your new Blaze King. You'll want black double wall pipe to help contain the minimal heat loss to help sustain draft.