Backdrafting secondary system, chimney drafting normally

Ludlow

Minister of Fire
Jun 4, 2018
1,082
PA
And the door is still gaped. LOL. Maybe you could put a box fan on the front blowing in and supercharge that thing!
 

bholler

Chimney sweep
Staff member
Jan 14, 2014
18,644
central pa
Does regency has a controlled secondary and dog house? Please I am just asking cause I don't know.
Dog house yes secondary a little bit but not much. Most tube stove shut down air to the dog house.
 
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Highbeam

Minister of Fire
Dec 28, 2006
16,229
Mt. Rainier Foothills, WA
Methinks you were a locomotive fireman in a previous incarnation. ;)
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.

It’s too bad none of the furnaces burn clean enough to be legal in Washington.
 

Highbeam

Minister of Fire
Dec 28, 2006
16,229
Mt. Rainier Foothills, WA
And the door is still gaped. LOL. Maybe you could put a box fan on the front blowing in and supercharge that thing!
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.

To be fair, this is softwood. Doug fir, red alder, red cedar, etc. I don’t get to burn that fancy oak!
 

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Ludlow

Minister of Fire
Jun 4, 2018
1,082
PA
That explains everything. I guess if that's all ya got.
 

sutphenj

Burning Hunk
Nov 19, 2010
160
West MI
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.
I like how u have that elevated....no sense in bending down to load her up.
 

Highbeam

Minister of Fire
Dec 28, 2006
16,229
Mt. Rainier Foothills, WA
How long until it hits 200 STT? 4hrs?
That might take a while but you might be close. It’s still 400 or whatever lbs of steel with a few coals. Since this is in my shop I’m either reloading it or leaving so I don’t have data on the time to return to ambient.
 

ColdNorCal

Member
Mar 6, 2018
241
Nor Cal
With the super convection deck and super blower...

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:cool::cool:


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.
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.


Apologies if this hijacks the OP's thread.