Big square fireboxes

BrowningBAR Posted By BrowningBAR, Dec 31, 2012 at 5:57 PM

  1. brian89gp

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    On the corollary, why do they make non-square fireboxes. My trapezoidal one drives me crazy.
     
  2. herdbull

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    I'm not so sure it's the squareness you like but the 3.5 cubic ft ;)

    I know that's why I like mine. I got short little arms so I load mine N/S. On E/W loading I'm up to my armpit before I can reach the back of the stove ;lol.
     
  3. BrowningBAR

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    No, it's the squareness.

    Shorties are a pain in the ass with the 3.2 cu ft firebox located in the other room.
     
  4. corey21

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    I finally went thru my short log's now back to normal size splits that fill the stove.:)
     
  5. begreen

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    Sure hope someone installs one of these big puppies soon. It's a good looker with the Alterra style door on it. I'm curious how it does vs the marketing claims.
     
  6. mfglickman

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    I want square corners. No pretty angles please. I like my stove but omg those corners make me crazy.
     
  7. BrowningBAR

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    The half-moon firebox design of the Encore and Defiant can be a pain as well when you are trying to pack a tight firebox.
     
  8. wkpoor

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    Yes I'm a skeptic but 90lbs in 4.4cuft box (if it really has that much useable space). Possibly if there are no ashes and each piece is the heaviest wood. I measured my average splits that are 21-24" long and they weigh 5lbs ea.(no oak in the pile). So that is 18 splits to make 90lbs. My 30" Elm is easily over 5cuft and although I've never tried I doubt I can get 90lbs in. The 36" Elm would easily do it.
     
  9. rdust

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    Sounds like the box is bigger than the BKK and I'm pretty sure we've had BKK owners weighing 80lb loads.


    I personally have no interest in a stove that takes a 22 inch split, 6x8 or 8x8 rectangles/squares that I split weigh enough at 16 inches, I don't want to deal with the extra weight adding by 6 inches to those. The extra seasoning time would also be a downer for me.
     
  10. BrotherBart

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    I weighed a load of dry oak before putting it in the 30-NC years ago and tight loaded it was ounces shy of 60 pounds.
     
  11. Woody Stover

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    Those troublesome splits that are fatter at one end fit perfectly. ==c
     
  12. corey21

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    I bet the other night i had at least 50 pounds of red oak it produced a nice secondary burn.
     

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