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Big square fireboxes

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by BrowningBAR, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. BrowningBAR

    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    Greatest damn invention ever.

    Large splits, small splits, shorts splits. It doesn't matter. The only thing better would be if it didn't have burn tubes to smack into with splits. (yes, I know BK owners, your fireboxes are glorious. I am aware. ;lol)

    I'm at the point of my stacks where I have two cords of short splits. With the square firebox, not an inch goes to waste.

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  2. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Sweet ain't they? My old stove had one too.
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  3. BrowningBAR

    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    Seriously. Everything fits.
  4. jeff_t

    jeff_t Minister of Fire

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    I'm at the point in my stacks where I don't have too cut many down. I'd be happy with short splits.
  5. BrowningBAR

    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    It actually took me a while to figure out how to best use the firebox. I kept loading the short splits in the center of the stove and would leave a bunch of uneven space.
  6. dorkweed

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    This Thread Is Worthless Without Pictures!!!!!!!:p
  7. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    After the first season with the 30 I cut and split every thing one way, 18" extra large. Most popular load is three splits N/S filling the whole firebox. With big trees I make all of the the slabs I can from them. And pack it with three or four standing on edge N/S. Perfect firebox for it.

    If I get in a bind loading and need a custom piece my beloved little electric splitter in the breezeway is ready to bail me out.
  8. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    30nc firebox.JPG

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  9. jeff_t

    jeff_t Minister of Fire

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    'Bout time.
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    HotCoals Minister of Fire

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    at first I thought the pic was of some new fangled gas grill with a oven!
  12. BrowningBAR

    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    I have 10 cord of very large slabs. I kept Bart's burning habits in mind with the last wood delivery. That wood won't see the 30 until next winter, though.
  13. Beetle-Kill

    Beetle-Kill Minister of Fire

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    I keep hoping someone picks up that new Regency 5100. 22"x22" box, bigger than the King.
  14. aussiedog3

    aussiedog3 Feeling the Heat

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    Glad to see somebody else isn't into that high class beer drinkin'.
    I love it! If it fits in my splitter it will fit in my stove one way or another.
    My splitter will take a 24" log. When I am bucking I don't get fancy, just aiming for between 18" and 24"
    and I know it will fit in the stove.
    Love BIG almost square fire boxes!
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  15. Highbeam

    Highbeam Minister of Fire

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    The BK isn't better here. Still has a goofy cat box hanging down in the way of just chucking stuff in. I do appreciate the ability to load in either direction though.
  16. NortheastAl

    NortheastAl Minister of Fire

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    The Endeavor doesn't have the biggest box, but having the ability to load 18" splits N-S or E-W does allow for convenience and flexibility.
  17. BrowningBAR

    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    Probably not as annoying as four burn tubes. I'll hit each one of them with a split on occasions.

    *CLANG!*
    - Damnit.

    *CLANG!*
    - Damnit.

    *CLANG!*
    - Damnit.

    *CLANG!*
    - Damnit.

    Repeat...
  18. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Reminds me of when I was calling Jody cadence in the Army.

    "Sound off!"

    "Clang, clang!"

    "Sound off!"

    "Clang, clang!"

    "Bring it on down!"

    "Clang clang clang clang. Clang clang! Clang clang!"

    ;lol
  19. corey21

    corey21 Minister of Fire

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    Yeah i hear ya there about the square firebox.
  20. begreen

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    It's the only way to fly.

    No clangs, burn tubes or sensitive baffles to experience with the T6. Load it until there is no more room.
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    ditchrider Burning Hunk

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    before or after you pop a cork?
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    rdust Minister of Fire

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    x2!
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    Yep that cat enclosure is a PITA! I wouldn't even want to wager a guess at how many splits I've banged in past it. ;lol
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  24. dorkweed

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    Now I know why you like them "Natties" so much..................they double as fire starters!!!!!!

    Sure takes a lot of them to get a fire going though!!!!!!!:p
  25. turbocruiser

    turbocruiser Feeling the Heat

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    Times Two! Man that thing is absolutely awesome; 4.42 cubic foot firebox, 90 pound loads of 22" splits in any direction, 30 hour burn times with the right fuel, 85% plus efficiency! Wow! Wow! Wow! I can't possibly fit it into the house and yet I really really really want it! :cool:

    http://www.regency-fire.com/Products/Wood/Wood-Stoves/F5100.aspx

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