14 hours with the 30

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by BrowningBAR, Jan 29, 2013.

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  1. savageactor7

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    Good morning Young Buck, as I recall my neighbor, up the street a ways, got his stove from HD.

    I'm not a professional shopper but from what I'm told there's a time when the big box stores do a seasonal clearance to make space available for the next season. Well that's when the silly season prices take over and you can even dicker over prices if the manager is there. Unfortunately for me you have to lurk around the BB stores like a shark and be there when the silly season strikes...cause it don't last long.

    Good luck I hope you find that stove on sale.

    Well fry my hide Young_Buck!!! I see that you have a Shenandoah stove. We had both models since '76 and I personally loved them both. I only joined this forum because I couldn't figure out how to run this used stove and needed some professional help.

    BrowingBAR I was also getting good burns from small splits. Yup me too by sandwiching them together much like dimensional lumber, plus the smaller splits season fully quicker.

    Like I said I've recently uncovered these old large splits I use to throw into the Shenandoah and the inside boss has determined they're more desirable now...so larger splits it is.
     
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    2000 sq. feet.,next season he's selling the 30 and buying a king parlor.
     
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    Reloading at 500 wow your house must be really drafty.
     
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    This an all around non typical situation. Actually my house is too tight. My double pain windows (40 counting french door glass) sweat profusely all winter long with an average humidity of 42%. My stove is located in a walkout cave and I'm asking it to heat 2800sqft on 3 floors. However this yr I added a stove on the first floor and its doing so good that I usually only fire it once a day with a partial load. All that glass gives me awesome solar gain during the day.
     
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    If your windows sweat at 42% indoor RH, I'd suspect they have poor radiant performance. They're cold on the inside, and moisture is condensing on them. At 70F room temperature and 42% RH, your dew point would be 46F, so your windows must be mighty cold to see condensation on them under these conditions.
     
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    Oh yeh they are colder than 46F when its cold out for sure. They are Norco's now Jeldwen. Nice looking casements but never again. Going to replace someday with triple pane vinyls. Also need to ad a fresh air exchanger to the house so I can get humidity down. Everything about my life is oddball. Most people have pans of water going to add humidity and here I am no water and just the showers and people breathing in here drives up the humidity. House is all 6" and 8" side walls with tyvek on the outside and visqueen on the inside plus everything sealed.
     
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    What don't you like about the windows? The fact that they are casements? i've always had the the double hung (if that's the word).
     
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    I love casements. Wouldn't have anything but. What I don't like is they sweat so bad. In some cases right through the wood. I have tested new glass in a few areas and know that it will be possible to install windows that won't sweat even without lowering the RH.
     
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    This thread was about burn time not windows!!!
     
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    I know but it just kinda got steered that when people started asking questions.
     
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    Well fry my hide Young_Buck!!! I see that you have a Shenandoah stove. We had both models since '76 and I personally loved them both. I only joined this forum because I couldn't figure out how to run this used stove and needed some professional help.

    Thanks, savageactor7 for the info.

    Yes, I do have a Shenandoah stove. It came with our house that we bought in 2007 and I have been using it since then. I've become very frustrated with its performance and thus I'm looking to replace it with a modern EPA stove. My main complaint is that it eats wood (in a hurry) and won't hold a burn for more than 2-3 hours. I'm constantly feeding it. My setup has it venting into a masonry chimney (25 ft tall) with a liner. Good draft. I also have a damper in the pipe to help slow the draft a little. It burns HOT for a short period and then cools off quick. I've tried different configurations with the damper and thermostat control on the front with little difference in performance. Any insight on this particular stove?

    Thank you,
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    This has been a good thread that has wound up taking several turns, each of which would be best discussed in their own respective thread.

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