The purpose of this installation is high output. This nc30 can devour fuel if it needs to. I don’t think it is wasted, just one end of this stove’s range.Methinks you were a locomotive fireman in a previous incarnation.
I opened the door for the picture! Closed, you can’t hardly see any fuel left. People find it hard to believe that I can burn back to back loads in this stove every couple of hours.And the door is still gaped. LOL. Maybe you could put a box fan on the front blowing in and supercharge that thing!
I like how u have that elevated....no sense in bending down to load her up.Yep. I reset them with every fire. That is shove them tight together and back. A bit of a habit.
One hour later and we’re well past the peak of the burn. Flue temps down to 250 and coals, 650 stove temp and falling. Time to give it more air.
With the super convection deck and super blower...
This is very interesting and may explain why my stove behaved as it did last night. Not in a bad way, just makes sense now. I did the first burn yesterday, small loads due to first burn in, and am very happy with the way the stove behaved. VERY easy to start with no smoke spillage even between loads, a single split would burn for a long time, and plenty of heat. However, their were a few times when I thought it had just a "little" too much air despite the secondary control being shut down all the way. This is with 16' flu from top of stove, one 90 and the flex liner making a smooth sweeping 90 for an SBI/Century stove. This stove, as you mentioned in another post, apparently does draft very easy. Outside temp ~61, inside 66, burning seasoned oak.All tube stoves and cat stoves for that matter have a minimum burn rate. But most of them offer more control than this stove. That is how they get it to burn so cleanly while keeping the price down. They just give it more air. It is a very good stove for the money. But there are many other tube stoves available that put perform the 30. But they should most cost atleast double.