Get your leverage lined up and use it to get a refund. Leverage can be insurance company blacklisting the furnace; fire inspector; BBB; local news station; social media; use your imagination. The point is not to be an opportunistic vulture, the point is they sold you something other than advertised.At this point, I just want a refund. I can’t be the only one with these issues.
You should.Didn’t read last years thread but If the issue is back puffing, there’s too much primary air in relationship to the secondary air, dryer wood is going to magnify the problem.
Your Wood measures 21 and 22. Also that is within the outside 2” or so. Split that right down the middle and you probably have 23%-24%. Not the 15%-20% recommended for epa stoves. Not to mention how inaccurate the cheap handheld meters are.Yes, I am back for a 2nd year with the Fire Chief FC1000 and even with the wood another season drying, same results.
Wood measures 20% moisture
Still back puffing
Even more puffing via the draft blower
Didn’t just add wood, was actually letting the fire go out.Did you just add wood and not let it burn for fifteen minutes or so prior to the puffing? That bottom piece is putting off a ton of smoke for how charred it is. Usually wet to do that. This year has been horrible to season firewood and any wood I have that was not ready last year is not ready this year either. Even what was covered that is two seasons old has not dropped moisture from last year.
Didn’t just add wood, was actually letting the fire go out.
The split has been around for 3 seasons split and stacked under cover in the wood shed.
That one burning split was causing the “back puffing”. Why is this smoke not going up the flue and just staying in the fire box.
That works great in most fireboxes, but these things are so screwy I think those small splits will gas off too hard and do the same ole backpuff crapIf you're trying to burn a quick fire, use small splits no larger than a few inches in diameter and crisp cross them and keep the damper open
When I do it I turn the thermostat to 90 and let it burn the entire load. Small fires once or twice a day when it’s 40-50 out keeps heat in the house without the puffing problem.That works great in most fireboxes, but these things are so screwy I think those small splits will gas off too hard and do the same ole backpuff crap