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Old 01-10-2011, 07:54 AM   #130
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Originally Posted by Cirrus View Post
I don't think its a great stove. I've had it chock full and it barely heats up the down stairs.

Is your firewood seasoned properly? From the looks of the "glass", it either has a high moisture content or you're letting the fire smolder.

Pick up a moisture meter ($10 @ HF) if you don't have one. Split a piece of wood and see if it's below 20% mc. A stove top thermometer helps a lot too. If you have any questions, PM me.

I struggled with our wood stove the first year because of unseasoned wood.

Here's our Century stove with a small fire. I had just refinished it and had to cure the paint.

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