Minister of Fire
- Nov 21, 2021
Had this stove for just over a week. Old stove same brand just way smaller. Never came close to overfire and I dint have any dampers on the flue with that one. I have experimented with blocking intakes dampers and smoke tested new stove every night tgat I've owned it. Never have found an air leak. Before I installed dampers it had a true overfire that warped stovetopNot incredibly tall. Is the stove itself leaky?
I've had one of these for years...cheap and reliable. Check it everyday.I’d invest in this before going any further or to use the 3 dampers properly, you’ll want the draft at .05-.08 while the stove is running fully loaded and at the highest air setting for reference.
What is the 797 degree temp measuring? Can't see what you're measuring.Everything shutdown and she's back to running hot again. This is in 50f weather too.
Guess i need to block some air intakes again. Smoke checked everything again tonight and no leaks found. I'm really starting to hate this stove lol
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My experience with our USstove was similar. On a very reasonable length of chimney for this elevation it was very hard to control, wanted to turn its top red even choked down all the way.Had this stove for just over a week. Old stove same brand just way smaller. Never came close to overfire and I dint have any dampers on the flue with that one. I have experimented with blocking intakes dampers and smoke tested new stove every night tgat I've owned it. Never have found an air leak. Before I installed dampers it had a true overfire that warped stovetop
That's with everything shut for probably an hour. The stove runs really mellow for a long time then at some point every burn it just goes crazy for an hour or 2 then goes back to mellow. I might just need to load this thing like 1/2 or 3/4 capacity to make it safe. But kinda defeats the purpose of a 3+ cubic ft fireboxThat 797 is with the air shut all the way down and 3 key dampers shut? Holy mackerel! That stove is really poorly designed and/or has a failure somewhere. That is a ridiculous number in a 25' chimney.
Sorry you have to deal with all this. You'll need to make it work for now as you said but I'd strongly consider going to a different stove this off season.
Ash plugs been reasealed since after 1st fireI would try sealing up that ashpan, I bet it is pulling in extra air. For a test when the stove cools down get a tub of furnace cement and coat that ash plug all around it so it is fully sealed then try running it and see if that makes a difference.
Yes about 10 times now lol. Never have found any. In a different thread begreen suggested that us stove co just dumped a bunch of air in these to make them run hot to Meet 2020 emmisions. I think he's right. It does say in the manual to not put wood above the firebrick. So I'm gonna try that when I load tonight. As long as I can still keep my house above 55 and have decent burn times I'll be ok with thatHave you tried taking an incense stick or some other smoke emitting device around the stove while it is running to find any air leaks?
Maybe run it for now and just kinda keep an eye open for a good deal on something better...some real deals pop up on Marketplace sometimes...its not like things are so bad you have to jump on the first thing that comes along.Lesson learned about these stoves. Will have to make it work
I bet that would make the difference here too...be able to just use 1 or 2 dampers...I have two dampers in my stove pipe. I rarely use the second one. Both of mine are 'enhanced'; meaning that I covered the space in the damper plates to further restrict air flow.