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Post in 'The Inglenook' started by fuelfarmer, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. BKVP

    BKVP Feeling the Heat

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    Jags and all his followers.....

    As you know from prior posts, the new Sirocco 20 is really taking up a great deal of production time. Sales are superb! I can't divulge too much here but suffice it to say we have three projects under way and expect to make annoucements of at least one by end of October. Shortly there after there will be a couple of additional units.

    Sorry Jags, no 4.0+ cu/ft fireboxes in the plans right now. As you all know from the posts on Hearth.com, firebox sizes are shrinking because the size of the firebox plays a role in emissions formulas.

    I think we need a monthly round table where you dyed in the wool guys can stop by the factory, eat some fresh salmon and share stories. No cameras will be permitted!

    Chris
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  2. Defiant

    Defiant Vermont Castings Geek

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    Holy chit Batman we just sucked in a solar flare. Step aside Robin, I always carry my anti-solar flare spray.
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  3. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    fuelfarmer you said in 2009 that you made that thing. Was that true?
  4. Thistle

    Thistle Minister of Fire

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    "I told you dammit,next time just toss in 2,that's TWO chunks each of Hedge & Honey Locust!!:mad:"
  5. PapaDave

    PapaDave Minister of Fire

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    "I have made FIRE!"
  6. fuelfarmer

    fuelfarmer Burning Hunk

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    True. The idea was to preheat the combustion air. There is an air box in the flames with tubes running down to the burn pot. I was trying to burn low quality fuel (turkey crap) without visible smoke. Even with the heated air there was some smoke when burning turkey litter. That thing would burn good fuel like crazy, but so will a lot of other units.
  7. fuelfarmer

    fuelfarmer Burning Hunk

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    This photo was early in the project. Later four more air drops were added and the heat shield was installed to concentrate the heat on the air box.
  8. Shadow&Flame

    Shadow&Flame Minister of Fire

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    Honey did you load the stove like I asked? Yep, filled it all the way up with hickory and locust and left the door cracked a little just like you said...
    O Crap!
  9. BrowningBAR

    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    So, what you're saying is; clearances are going to be a problem?
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  10. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Its good to know that you guys are rock'in. You obviously have a superb stove lineup with proven Alien Technology that covers the needs of many. And man, I wish I could take you up on the fresh salmon (self proclaimed food whore, here).

    But I gotta say...you already have a 4.3 cuft box...........>>

    And as to the fire pic:

    "Captain - I'm give'in it all she's got" - in my best Scottish accent.
  11. lukem

    lukem Minister of Fire

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    ...as opposed to a forced air furnace, this new patented technology, "forced flame" ducts the actual flame into each room of the house. Imagine the ambiance provided by the warm glow of flames shooting out of the registers in your home.

    Manufactured by Billy Bob's stoveworks: keeping firefighters employed since 1983.
  12. ironpony

    ironpony Minister of Fire

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    hey guys,
    just fired up the new pizza oven, do you think its getting hot enough???
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  13. n3pro

    n3pro Minister of Fire

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    Don't worry honey, I've taken care of the bug problem. BTW if the inlaws ask about anything missing, nobody ever seen it.
  14. Freeheat

    Freeheat Minister of Fire

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    CANT BURN HONEY LOCUST IN A STOVE IT'LL BURN TOO HOT SEEEEEE
  15. DexterDay

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    Chimney Fire?


    What Chimney Fire? :)
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  16. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Oh! You mean the gasoline wasn't supposed to go in that pipe?!
  17. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Damn pine.
  18. save$

    save$ Minister of Fire

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    I liked the keyhole firepit better!
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  19. fox9988

    fox9988 Minister of Fire

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    daveswoodhauler Minister of Fire

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    "C'mon Kids....time to make smores"
  21. Delta-T

    Delta-T Minister of Fire

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    dangit Fred, I told you not to use the giant chopsticks......now we gotta start all over again.
  22. Eatonpcat

    Eatonpcat Minister of Fire

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    She's Hot, But holy chit this is really hot! :p

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  23. Got Wood

    Got Wood Minister of Fire

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    Fart lighting gone bad
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  24. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Though hearth.com members said 1/4 would do fine I just had to try using a whole Super Cedar.
  25. BrowningBAR

    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    This just caught my eye and I'm a little concerned. I understand a 4.4 cu ft firebox isn't a huge market, but large fireboxes in general are still needed. I have two 3+ cu ft stoves. How much do you see fireboxes shrinking in the future?

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