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HEAT CHARACTERISTICS OF THE IDEAL WOOD HEATER
* HIGH COMBUSTION EFFICIENCY of wood allowing high firebox temps (1100* - 1500*F),
I like this.
I may add: Any suggestion that "burning low" = "burning clean" should be condemned and pointed out clearly as not true....
The determinant of a "proper" burn is not in the numbers
on a guage or in what colored flame you observe in the firebox.
It is what is...
Without a cat, the only way to burn a wood fire cleanly is to burn it hot.
Are you saying "burning low" is the same?
And, my questions above are...
Does your flue temp in the correct range mean
you are getting a good secondary burn, eliminating
smoke, VOCs, soot, CO, etc?
Does it mean only...
Burning in low mode (w/o a cat) is very undesirable.
* Wood is wasted
* Heat is wasted
* Particulate matter to the environment is increased...
If you burn hot,
you'll need potato skins not.
VERY DANGEROUS to place containers not designed
for hot stoves on hot stoves. Especially ceramic or
Years back on a Timberline insert, I...
Don't rely on the magnet.
Anything glowing red on the
stove exterior is too hot.
That aside: Read and follow your
stove Mfg recommendations....
Play with fire, you'll get burned.
Play with CO, you'll wind up dead.
And, unfortunately, I've seen both.
In a nutshell, the temperatures required
for wood combustion (a chemical
reaction with oxygen giving off heat)
goes about like this:
Admittedly, I am unfamiliar with a BK
as I also am with Bigfoot and other
Hearing embellished stories of "how
I'm just typin' what I'm thinkin'.
Same as you and others.
I missed the 'cat' part of the BK
You mean like the 2 mpg car
that clouds the windshield and
fills the inside of itself with smoke
but has a crystal exhaust?
Without a 'cat', how...
I don't buy that.
That's like 'designing' a car to get 2 mpg
in today's market, but you get a tax rebate
if you buy it.
It makes no sense....
Too many "cooks in the kitchen"?
A picture is worth a thousand excuses.
Your pictures speak for themselves.
I'd say the premise is:
Overnight burns are a risk/reward venture.
Those who attempt it unwisely
risk their home and lives vs
facing the wee...
From the looks of your glass door
and the residue on your firebox fire bricks,
I'm not sure any chest thumping on your part
is a good...
I'll do what I always do*:
Chop wood and carry water.
*Grandma used to say,
"If you always do what you've always done,
Oh, I have more too -
stuffed away in dry secret places.
Around here, if you don't have wood ready
to go - I mean dry hardwood, no soggy wet...
I'd say about 1 1/2 cords is decent
for 5 1/2 months.
Of course, I can't take the credit.
Its been the weather.
My hidden voice is saying,
The photos say it better than I can.
PS: The Shed is 5' x 24'
I learned this from Grandpa,
an old Navy man.
Fire is like the sea.
It just waits for the innocent.
But it actually stalks the
Love that MOC!
If I had to flip all those switches
to get heat, I'd freeze only after
Power outages explain my
KISS heating redundancy...
A man after my own heart - heating redundancy!
Do you live rural or will they let all that stuff burn in a NH city?
And, 2 CLEAN...
I can say this is mine.
Probably the ugliest stove in the bunch
is my basement Harman TLC 2000
burning anthracite here heating the
More than once I have been ridiculous
to point out the ridiculous.