Making a fire in a Wood stove!

This is just a quick response on making a fire in a wood stove. This is only one method to making a fire, and the way i do it, but by no means should anyone take just my advise. Sorry about my head being cropped. — See part 2 for more.

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Pellett Stove

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11 Responses to “Making a fire in a Wood stove!”

  1. TheManFromAlaska says:

    By the way, the …
    By the way, the reason I did not preheat the flue in this video was that it was relatively warm already. Also with this particular stove I have less draft problems than with other stove I have used. See my other comments below for more about this.

  2. TheManFromAlaska says:

    Preheating the flue …
    Preheating the flue just helps your stove to draft better when the flue has been sitting cold. When a flue is cold the air is denser making it hard for the less dense hot air to rise up the pipe. Basically the cold air forms a plug of sorts that resist the hot gasses from moving up the pipe. This is why when things are really cold the stove doesn’t draft. Tossing in some newspaper and letting it burn first will just get things warmed up a bit so that when you start a fire it will draft better.

  3. TheManFromAlaska says:

    nutmegger1957 – …
    nutmegger1957 -Sorry I keep hitting the remove button instead of the reply button. Your post was–> “Seems that the manufacturers of the newer wood stoves are recommending leaving the door open a tad, until the fire really gets going……I noticed you shut your door almost right away……can you talk about the need for leaving the door open a crack, for the first few minutes? I’m also interested in the idea of heating the flue so it draws right…….perhaps you could talk a bit about that?”

  4. TheManFromAlaska says:

    So with the door …
    So with the door cracked on my stove, it heats up too quickly and causes over firing. I also get smoke that puffs out of the back secondary air intake by doing this. Once the stove is up and running I can open the door all the way and everything works very well. You situation might be different depending on your stove and pipe situation. Your conditions also affect the way your stove works, i.e. the temp difference between the outside and inside air, and what your wind conditions are like.

  5. TheManFromAlaska says:

    With my set up, I …
    With my set up, I have around 15 ft of pipe. All my pipe outside is double wall insulated, which helps keep the pipe hot thus increasing draft. My location is a bit windy so I have a lot of draft through the stove via the venturi affect too. I therefor have no need for keeping the door open as I get a lot of draft with the air intake wide open. With the door open I get a lot of soot on the glass. I also think with a cast iron stove you shouldn’t shock the stove by heating it to fast. next—>

  6. TheManFromAlaska says:

    I almost put in a …
    I almost put in a Key damper when I installed the stove, but decided not to based on an email with the Jotul manufacturer. They told me that with the modern wood stoves that they are not recommended. You just use the air intake to regulate the burn rate. I guess from what I have read is that the so called air tight stoves don’t need them, but the older cast iron stoves that were leaky needed them to regulate the burn rate. Hope that makes sense.

  7. vegankatzman says:

    Thanks for the tip …
    Thanks for the tip I will try it next time. Your method worked for me pretty well, but I didn’t get a big enough bed of coals so when I put in larger stuff it died pretty quick. I revived it with more kindling (wood scraps) and fat wood. I noticed that you don’t have a damper. Do you think if you did it would effect things negatively (because I do, along with the air intake)?
    Thanks again for the vid!

  8. TheManFromAlaska says:

    Thank you. — One …
    Thank you. — One thing that I might mention that I didn’t do in the vid, was that when it is pretty cold out, the stove will not want to draft until it’s warmed up. This will make it difficult to get started. All that you need to do is toss in some crumpled up newspaper and light it first by itself. Let this burn off, then make the fire as shown in the vid. That way when you start the actual fire it will draft a lot better. You probably already knew this but I thought I would mention it.

  9. vegankatzman says:

    I can’t thank you …
    I can’t thank you enough for this. I have a old Cawley Lemay which is shaped a lot like your Jotul (although not nearly as efficient). I had a hard time finding any informational videos on how to start a stove with our skinny and long shape..

  10. TheManFromAlaska says:

    It is a Jotul …
    It is a Jotul F602CB. Check out my other videos to see more about the stove itself.

  11. tommyshere says:

    Hi What kind of …
    Hi What kind of stove is this?

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