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Blaze King Ashford Bio-Brick challenge.

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by webby3650, Dec 4, 2013.

  1. webby3650

    webby3650 Minister of Fire

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    I decided to give the Ashford a try with some Bio-Bricks. I only used 2 packages equaling 76 lbs. It held at 250 degrees on the Iron top for 10 hrs, when we got home it was turned up for a while. It's currently sitting at 450 and has been since 7 PM. Here are a few progressive pictures from start to current, so far.

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  2. xtrordinair

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    subscribed,i will guess, it will burn for 4 days
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    webby3650 Minister of Fire

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    The last picture is 14.5 hours into the burn. It spent about half of that time on low and the rest on medium, and high for about 30 minutes when I got home just for some quick heat.
  4. webby3650

    webby3650 Minister of Fire

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    Here is what I have after 24 hours. My thermostat is set at #1

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    charger4406 Burning Hunk

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    Wow!
    Thanks for the info, I will definitely give those a try this week-end.
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    eclecticcottage Minister of Fire

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    Do you get the rolling flames only when it's turned up, or do you still get them when it's on 1?

    I've still got an eye on the new BK models (Sirocco, Ashford) although hopefully we won't need to replace the Republic anytime soon. But I'd miss the fire aspect of the tube stove if it was just a glowing cat...

    There was just a mini buying alaska marathon on and one of the houses had a newer King, it was definately blazing away but I don't know if they kicked it up to high for show...
  7. webby3650

    webby3650 Minister of Fire

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    It was on high for show. On low, there are no visible flames.
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    Wow, looks like you may have enough fuel for another 24 hours and it looked like you didn't pack the box completely full. How many brick were in there and what did they cost?
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    webby3650 Minister of Fire

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    $10 for 2 bundles, 76lbs total. I could have fit another bundle in there.
    It's making some impressive heat on low. It's running in the 250-350 range. Keep in mind that I have a convection top, so it reads a little low anyway.
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    Nice to know they work so well but I wish they were a little cheaper.
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    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    If the bricks were packed tighter it looks like you could get a 2 day burn out the bricks. That's impressive. Boring to look at, but nice when you want extended safe heat.
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    I think I may give this a go in my Keystone some day.
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    That's after 24 hours?

    Damn.
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    How much of a coal bed did you have Webby when you started this burn? I'm always leary burning those products in my stove unless my coal bed is pretty small, they can get hot real quick. I had one NEIL on a good coal bed take off pretty fast and get hot.
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    The way to keep them from taking off is by packing them in tightly with no gaps. They burn evenly as a solid block of many bricks.
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    I'll have to try that BG, I have some eco bricks but have mostly used the NEIL's.
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    jeff_t Minister of Fire

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    How many you think it would take to fill my stove? I've burned six of the big ones from TSC before, but I see they are a lot smaller now.
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    webby3650 Minister of Fire

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    I stacked them Tight in the back and a little looser in the front so it would take off.
    With a BK, I see no way that they could burn out of control.
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    You got me thinking again. Which ones did you use?
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    webby3650 Minister of Fire

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    Gren-Heat. They are made right here in Indiana.
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    with that slow of a burn does the chiminey creosote up, or smoke much? Seems it would with a smoldering fire. Or does the cat take care of that? (im a epa secondaries fella) my stove would be a mess
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    webby3650 Minister of Fire

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    No smoke at all!
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    mellow Resident Stove Connoisseur

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    That is pretty cool, might be the future of where wood burning has to go to get clean results from everyone.
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    How much is a ton of those brick going for now a days?
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    Alright, you talked me into it. Six packs of eco bricks from TSC, 126 lbs. I probably could fit two more, but they swell up as they burn. I might have it a little tight as it is :eek:

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