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Breckwell Big E experiment.

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by buildingmaint, Feb 16, 2008.

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  1. buildingmaint

    buildingmaint Feeling the Heat

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    I decided to see how hot , and how much fuel I would use if I set my stove on # 3 manual and let her rip.

    Outside temps were a high of 30 F to a low of 10 F.

    I used 3 thermostats to record the temps , two in the same room as the stove , and one in a adjoining room.

    In twenty four hours I got the stats in the stove room up to 95 F and 92 F , and the one in the adjoining room up to 83F .

    I had intended to let the stove remain on # 3 until it ran out of fuel but the heat was making me real sick and I had a terrible head ache . So after 24 hours I kicked it back down to # 2 .

    I checked the air temps coming out of the stove , and on #3 the temps were over 150 F , and on #2 they are about 120 F .

    I used 120 LBS of pellets in 36 hours while the stove was on # 3 .

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  2. cantman

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    Do you have a carbon monoxide detector? Make sure you don't have an exhaust leak!
  3. buildingmaint

    buildingmaint Feeling the Heat

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    Sorry , not trying to raise an alarm , did not get headache from carbon monoxide . Got headache from it being so so hot. I think it dehydrated me a little.I drank about a gallon of water after I kicked her down and I felt fine. Once you get the Big E rolling , it really throws the heat.
  4. StoveMiser

    StoveMiser New Member

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    I have mine on the #4 setting 24 hours a day. I would kill for temps like that. The room my stove is in is in the 80's, but the farthest room is at best (on a warm 30 degree day) 69 degrees. Temps here have been very cold and my house layout is not wide open. I am happy with the heat but it eats alot of pellets on #4. 2 tons since the beginning of January.
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