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Home comfort wood stove
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stan seidel    Posted 05-09-2004 at 17:57:40       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have a home comfort wood stove that i am using at my cabin but i am not familiar with how to use the damper controls, does anyone have advise on where to obtain this information? any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks


Charles    Posted 05-10-2004 at 15:21:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
My guess is the two extra knobs are dampers for a blower? Do you have a panel on the side or somewhere that looks like it can be removed? Your stove may be setup to receive a blower/fan


Alias    Posted 05-09-2004 at 19:38:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
The damper on the stove pipe is used to slow the amount of suction that's created when the outside wind increases in velocity. This is important to prevent the firebox from getting too hot and thereby burn the wood faster. By using the damper correctly, it becomes similar to a theomostat. In that you can control the heat. It is something you learn through trial and error. If the stove pipe get red hot, it is too hot and all your heat is going out the chimney. When that occurs, you should close off the bottom air vents and turn the damper to about 3/4 closed. Remember, when fully open the damper handle will be aligned with the flow of the pipe. And, when it's fully closed the handle will be perpendular to the pipe. Hope this helps.......gfp


~Lenore    Posted 05-09-2004 at 20:39:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well put, alias, I even understood it.
....and I dont own a wood stove.
By the way, I sent you the picture instructions you asked for. I hope they were as easy to understand as yours are. ;-)


stan    Posted 05-10-2004 at 05:26:14       [Reply]  [Send Email]
thanks for the reply, but my stove seems to be more complex than that, it has three different damper control knobs maybe only 1 is a damper but the others seem to affect the draft also??


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