Travis Halverson wrote:This being the fifth winter I’ve used this stove, perhaps I should be concerned if they actually do crack. Do you see a lower priced one from northern tool that may be decent? We were at 400 square feet but soon to be about 740 sf after I finish an addition.
I may be able to get a small discount at northern tool.
David Baillie wrote:it will jump you forward a few centuries...
Travis Johnson wrote:As long as the supports under the cabin are good enough
David Baillie wrote:hmmm not sure that one has primary air control. This one looks interesting. it looks like a knock off of a small Drolet which heated 1200 sq ft in Ontario for 5 years before I got my pacific energy. I see the air intake lever right there.
Now you get what you pay for of course. It won't compare to a Jotul, pacific energy or Napoleon... But it will jump you forward a few centuries...
Mike Jay Haasl wrote:Mine billows smoke if I have a bathroom vent or range vent running.
Travis Halverson wrote:This stove seems to burn well when finally lit, but is difficult to get fire going, then smokes back into house when I slowly open door to attempt to relight.
I have burned wood as primary heat for four winters, so I am not brand new to settin’ fires. I have two, 90 degree bends in the stovepipe, which falls within the stove manufacturers specs. I may reposition stove in order to remove those bends. It will get the stove closer to my wall though, but I do have cement board with 1” airgap attached to that wall.
This will only be used one winter until I build a RMH next summer.
Travis Johnson wrote:
I wonder if the baffles in it are preventing draft somehow? I assume it is a Cat Stove?
Mike Jay Haasl wrote:Has the chimney been swept lately? Wondering if there could be an obstruction or nest...
I'm also in Northern Wisconsin and it hasn't been wet and warm enough to make my stove struggle. Weather seems to be the biggest issue when it's drizzling and 40 degrees out. Of course, we have different stoves and chimneys.
How tall is your chimney? If you're worried about moving the stove too close to the wall, could you swap out the 90s for 45s? That should help the draft and maybe let you leave the stove far enough away from the wall.
Mike Jay Haasl wrote:Awesome, I hope it works well from now on! Or at least until next year and the RMH...