Advertised max burn times? Likelihood of achieving it?

MnDave Posted By MnDave, Dec 23, 2012 at 3:22 PM

  1. MofoG23

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    Depends. My 4100i does not have a set "low" or "high" setting - its a variable rheostat. On very cold nights, I'll have to close to max...avg nights, its usually between 1/2 and 3/4.

    Here is an old thread I posted in with some pictures from last season. I've since improved my burn times by using some larger splits and better wood (routinely wake up around 6 to find temps closer to 350). Still gives you a general idea though...

    http://www.hearth.com/talk/threads/longest-overnight-burn-tactics.81903/page-2
     
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  2. MnDave

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    I thought so Hot Coals. I heard that you guys got dumped on. Get out there and tell me about it!

    You are just having too much fun all the time.

    We are supposed to get a few measly inches here. If it wasn't for the wind blowing the last storms snow off the open fields I would have 300 miles on at least vs my 50 or so.

    MnDave
     
  3. chris5150

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    Mofo, I have the Quad 2700i, how can you tell what the temp is without a chimney to put a thermometer on? Where do you put your thermometer? Thanks, Chris
     
  4. MofoG23

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    I take temps with an IR gun right above the door in the center (below blower output). Here is a picture from my other thread linked above. This year I have a Condar magnetic thermometer just so I can keep an eye on things from across the room without having to take specific temps everytime...just a visual indicator. Its located in the same spot.

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  5. chris5150

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    I have one of those Rutland thermometers. Just don't know how accurate it is. I have it high on the side of the insert to the left of the glass. Rarely does it get very high into the "burn zone". Probably because it is made to go onto our flu.
     
  6. btuser

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    I've already pegged my stove thermometer twice this year. 3yr old firewood combined with too much wine and bootlegs of the 3rd season of Dwonton Abby (wife loves it, I fall asleep) could end up burning the house down.

    I shut the stove fan off when the house gets warm, and put a fan on the floor about 15' away towards it. In the morning I'll use the stove fan to push up the temps downstairs. It's a varying formula of how much vs. what kind of wood x how cold it's outside x the needed heat factor which determines the needed draft and the parabolic curve of the burn cycle. There are burn cycle efficiency and seasonal efficiency. I'm mostly concerned with fuel cycle efficiency, as in what's the easiest way to get wood into my stove.

    I put wood in my stove. It heats my house.
     

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