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Englander NC30 heating shop

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Highbeam, Nov 19, 2013.

  1. Highbeam

    Highbeam Minister of Fire

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    I know we all like pics so here is my new NC30 doing what it does best, heating a large area. In this application we'll call it campfire mode since there is no chance of heating all of the air in the shop.

    I am currently insulating and sheeting the shop with OSB. We like the look and the durability is far superior to sheetrock.

    It's awfully nice to set by the stove and warm up. Even open the door to let the sun in.

    I try to keep the stove temps up around 500 with reload cycles every couple of hours. Partial loads of three to four splits of course.

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  2. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    What are the dimensions of the shop that you are gonna heat with that beast?
  3. Highbeam

    Highbeam Minister of Fire

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    The shop is 30x60x14 feet tall. R-19 in the walls, R-10 under and around the slab, insulated man door and three insulated 12x12 overhead doors. The ceiling will be sheet metal with poly above the metal and then blown in to R-30 or myabe more depending on budget.

    Without a ceiling, I do not expect to heat the place much but have been surprised how well the radiant heat angle works. I have essentially an insulated bucket with a hot rock in it. The air in the bucket does warm up even without a lid.

    Funny that when starting a fire in an ice cold NC30, say 40 degree steel, that the early smoke will condense water onto the airwash plate and dripdown onto the door gasket and onto the ash lip outside the stove.

    I have a plastic chair in front of the stove that is a very nice place to sit and procrastinate on lifting that next sheet.
  4. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Heck - you are gonna have 1800 sqft of better insulation than many homes. That stove should do alright. Gonna use a couple of big ceiling fans??
  5. Highbeam

    Highbeam Minister of Fire

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    I haven't decided on that yet. I don't want the strobe effect and I do have lots of ceiling mounted tube fixtures. In the summer, opening overhead doors on each end (no doors on the 60 foot dimension) really lets a breeze blow through.

    Another odd detail is that I have 6-300 foot loops of pex radiant tubing in the slab that have not yet been hooked up to a boiler.
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  6. oldspark

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    Looks good, I got the old Nahua hooked up a couple of weeks ago and have had 3 fires in the shop so far, plan on spending some time in the shop over the holidays.

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