Dan Ogg, Alaska
thanks for all your assistance
I bought a Rumford through you in 2002 or so. I am very happy with its performance.
I always had one problem. When I went to bed for the night I had to get up at 2 or 3 am in order to shut the flue damper so that the jeat would not all escape out the flue.
Well I think I have solved that issue in a workable way. I built doors for the fire box. So now when I go to bed I just close them and walla no heat loss and no getting up to close damper after fire is out. Yeah.
Attached are photos of the doors.
They are made out of 3/16ths steel plate and some angle iron. It took about a week in all to weld assemble and install.
Perhaps others can benefit with a like solution if they have similar concerns.
Things are great here you should come and visit someday
Nice to hear from you again. You will remember that I made a page for you in 2003 at http://www.rumford.com/Ogg.html I’ll add your comments and new pictures to that page. I’m sure it will be of interest to others.
You do know that closing the doors on the fire, or the hot firebox, blocks all the radiant heat. If you continue to get up at 2 or 3 am to close the doors, when the declining radiant heat about equals the heat lost up the chimney, you probably save energy but if you close the doors before you go to bed the warm air you save may be more than offset by the radiant heat you block.
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