- Nov 18, 2021
Hey, folks. Well, thanks in part to some feedback we got here, my gf and I purchased a Blaze King Ashford 30 yesterday. We've yet to uncrate it and will actually probably store it in the barn for the time being. Meanwhile, does anyone have any experience w/ having their initial burn (namely to cure the paint) with their BK outside rather than installed? The salesman who helped us out (pretty great guy) told me that we wouldn't get the stove up to temp if we tried to do it outside. We're in Northern Minnesota where current daytime temps have recently ranged betw single digits above to somewhere in the 20s or 30s. Just wondering if an outside burn might be okay if we thought we could guarantee a calm day with temps somewhere in the upper 20s or even somewhere in the 30s. Further, this being our first cat stove, just wondering if folks have any insights on how to achieve a decent initial burn for curing paint. Sounded like we should just fire the stove until it's somewhere in the mid-range as far as temps on our stove thermometer and then set the thermostat on auto and steer clear for at least 6 hours. Would we be able to achieve this outside and w/ no pipe? Thanks for your time.. love this site.