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Anyone good at Math?

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by doublewide, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. doublewide

    doublewide Member

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    I got my new shop pellet stove, but not hooked up yet. It is really cold out there today 30*
    Just wondering how long it should take to heat up the shop, it's 476sqft and 9 foot ceilings. For arguments sake lets say the outdoor temp stays the same, stove runs on high at 38,000 BTU. Roughly, how long would it take to heat the space to 70* How do you calculate this?

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  2. Shaw520

    Shaw520 Feeling the Heat

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    insulated ?
  3. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Calculate? Heck no! I'd hook the stove up and crank it with something to time how long it took to get to 70::F Drink some brews while I'm waitin too! :p
  4. bluedogz

    bluedogz Minister of Fire

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    I say 75 miles an hour.
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  5. doublewide

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    I tried that but forget what I was doing.
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    Insulated pretty well, but garage doors aren't great.
  7. P38X2

    P38X2 Minister of Fire

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    Assuming there's another stove headed east burning the same pellets.
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    Delta-T Minister of Fire

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    Beers=measurement of time....I'm thinkin 2 maybe 3.
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  9. P38X2

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    My somewhat legitimate answer is 2 hours for the air to reach your target temp....and assuming it's around 30F inside the shop.
  10. Delta-T

    Delta-T Minister of Fire

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    I been laughin at this for a good 5 minutes now..
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  11. will711

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    6 packs ;)
  12. Delta-T

    Delta-T Minister of Fire

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    then the stove is too small...;)
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    Or you drink too slow! I'm saying the latter. Gonna be at least a 6 pack easy. Might even have time for a snack too! >>
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  14. CT Pellet

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    This one's child's play.....
    It's simple. Just sart the stove and look at your watch and notate the time that the stove starts. Keep an eye on the thermometer and when the stove gets your shop up to 70 degrees, take another look at your watch and notate the time. Then, subtract the first time from the second and this will tell you how long it takes to bring the room up to temperature. All the while, you can ogle your new stove and watch that pretty flame dance like J-Lo while sipping your favorite brew. Have at it!
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  15. CT Pellet

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    Here I am thinking I am being original....That'll teach me to not read all posts before posting. Duh!
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    just what he said and if you forget the time then let it get back down to 30 and do it again and again and again then fall down sleep and start again
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  17. will711

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    It happens;)
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    if its not oak'ed. ;)
  19. CT Pellet

    CT Pellet Minister of Fire

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    Actually, to ge it from 30 degrees up to 70 degrees, it would likely only take about 3 Guinness....(or 8 Coors Lights!)

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