It's amazing when you get that torch under some of that carbon- it starts to glow and then emit little red 'flame throws' where O2 is caught in the carbon. You know it's hot when that happens. A dunk in cold water and it literally falls off.
It's a great way to get that pot completely carbon free.
You can have the cold, Threerun. Though 20 degrees here in NY is not that cold over by you, I imagine.Well I never bought that additional ton. It has been unbelievably warm for the past 2-3 weeks! Day time highs in the 50's and 60's, nights above freezing.. It is really spring like in Montana.. All the lake ice around me is gone- this has been the shortest ice fishing season for sure! I have not run the stove for at least two weeks.
Man- New Hampshire and Mass. is getting all the fun! We want snow and cold here!
You know −20 here is easier than 25deg in WV, especially central WV where the air was damp and cold. If the sun is out and there is no wind, cold is not bad out here.You can have the cold, Threerun. Though 20 degrees here in NY is not that cold over by you, I imagine.
Sorry- I don't check in here too often. I've not noticed any significant erosion in the agitator. 4 years running, about 3-4 tons per year. I do some wear occurring where the shaft enters the stove body, on both sides..Question re: agitator life span. I got a new agitator this season, and have been burning a corn/pellet mix the past month. When cleaning yesterday, I noted that the three middle fingers on the agitator have eroded quite a bit. How long, on average, do the agitators last? I wonder whether the corn is the issue.
Sure thing! Thought I'd keep this log going for a while..Hey Threerun - had not seen you post yet this season, good to see you are back.
Hi, Threerun. Glad to see you are still around.Fired the unit several weeks ago. Just a minor cleaning, check over on the exhaust pipe, cleared the outside vent and loaded it up and pressed 'On'. Working fine no issues. Just bought a ton of Idaho Supreme in time for a cold snap. We just got 6" fresh snow, currently 11deg and forecast to be below zero for the next couple of days.
It looks okay for now. How many tons do you run through a year? BTW It's ZERO degrees right now.. Had it running at '3' all night.. Brr..Hi, Threerun. Glad to see you are still around.
How's the stirrer looking? Mine is looking very thin now; I think next year I will have to replace it.
Wow 0 degrees and you only used setting 3... that's pretty good. Your home must be well insulated.It looks okay for now. How many tons do you run through a year? BTW It's ZERO degrees right now.. Had it running at '3' all night.. Brr..
Mine is wearing, but not to the point its thin. Hey I see you're installing a Dutchwest. Great choice. Back in WV we had an older Dutchwest X-Large (CAT equipped) and we burned 4-5 cords of hardwood a year. That was a great, great stove.Wow 0 degrees and you only used setting 3... that's pretty good. Your home must be well insulated.
We go through about 3.5 tons are year. We are close to the ocean and I am thinking the ocean air is maybe taking its toll.