Dirty glass on my Quadrafire

BethelStrong Posted By BethelStrong, Mar 10, 2019 at 4:18 PM

  1. BethelStrong

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    Mainly because I’m just learning the combination to this stove. Actually it’s my first stove ever, so I’m still learning a lot. I burn through all my short+dry wood. So I have s ton of long dry and short wet...

    That’s what I’ll try to do though, thanks.


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  2. prezes13

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    That glass on the pic looks like it’s blackend out by either wet wood, stove turned down too much or wood too close the glass. Fly ash looks like a white milky haze.
     
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  3. BethelStrong

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    I agree. I think it’s a combination of a little of each. It wasn’t this bad in the colder part of the season. I burnt through my best wood, my driest and shortest pieces... Then it got warmer, so I have been turning it down more.


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    A couple of things to keep in mind to help you. Control your room temp by how much wood you put in. A smaller, hotter fire that isn't smoldering will burn more efficiently and won't over heat the room/house. So, you'll have to experiment with load size a little bit.

    Also, outside temps impact the strength of the draft. The warmer it is outside, the weaker the draft in the flue. So, turning the air control down to the same point when its 40 degrees out doesn't provide the same amount of air to the fire when its 10. That means you have to keep it more open, and perhaps just slightly, when its warmer to keep that fire burning efficiently.

    When it gets warm out, its tempting to turn it down lower, but the true way to regulate heat is by controlling the load size.

    When the season's over or late summer/early fall, I'd get your flue swept.
     
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