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Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by begreen, Nov 16, 2013.

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  2. begreen

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    I just heard back from John Ackerley. They hope to have a updated report later today. In the meantime visit their website for the latest. Tom of Woodstock generously turned over the grand prize money to hearth.com members Matt (nwwalker) and Jason with his Intensifire. That's a huge help to these guys that paid out of their pocket to travel and demonstrate their ideas and a class act by Tom Morrisey.

    Here is a blog post on the final rankings:
    http://forgreenheat.blogspot.com/2013/11/ranking-of-stoves-at-wood-stove.html

    Kudos to U of MD for the lowest emissions stove. And to Wittus for creating the most efficient stove tested.
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    John said he hopes to have an update out later today that lists the final results.
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    Wow, that picture is very handsome !!
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    Yeah, I wasn't crazy about brown but it looks good in their set up, since mine's the same I'm considering brown if I get one. Anxious to see the final product of the steel hybrid.
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    If your set up is as tight of clearance as this photo then the Steel Hybrid stove might not work...........Its minimum adjustable height is 31 inches. That's almost 3 inches taller than the PH.
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    Progress Hybrid in Brown.jpg
    I have one in brown as well. I love the way it looks, particularly with the brownish bricks that I have in my chimney and hearth. But its obviously a personal preference issue.
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    I agree 100% depending on the end design AND the requirements (clearances and hearthpad). I've filed away the info on the Sirocco as a good possibility if not much changes by the time we decide we want to replace the Republic, which hopefully won't be too soon, unless we really need the burn times for some reason. BUT that kind of pricing and knowing it's a quality company...I'll keep an eye out for a smaller version, since over 3 CU FT is just WAY too much stove for this place. I bet a 2 CU FT firebox with a comparable price range would be a great seller, for those of use heating smaller spaces.
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    That is PURDY! I also like the charcoal against red brick too.
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    thats as classy an act as ive seen in ages! kudo's to tom and his bunch, congrats on the win! hearing what he did for those guys who paid outta pocket on a shoestring budget makes me an even bigger fan of his company , products and definately him
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    I don't know it they shared it all with them. But I did read that Woodstock bought Matt's rocket stove to take back with them and will be working with Matt on refining rocket stove tech. Pretty neat stuff.
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    Woodstock + Rocketstove = KOOOOL!!!
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    Yes, speaking to Matt, all his stove lacked was thermal mass in the upper chamber. A serpentine channel of soapstone up there should make an interesting combo.
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    That's what I was afraid of, I'll have to measure exact when the time comes, shrouds in the way now.
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    If it is just the black box you want, that is a possibility. This is one thing they have aimed for; each to his or her own. If you are not interested in color options or anything else, that is what you can get.
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    That's real nice teut, how many sf you heating with that baby? I saw a epa list of stove output and the PH was something like 13k btu - 73k btu, that's a lot of juice, my princess was something like 12k - 29 k
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    We had to laugh Sunday when they tested the Ideal Steel. Such low numbers could not be accounted for so they would not accept them and blamed their equipment. Yet, we found it interesting that they took the same equipment to two other stoves and continued the testing. Woodstock was tested again later and as you can see, the numbers had to come out good to put them back on top.

    I also agree: Tom Morrissey is one wonderful class act.
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    That happened on at least one test run of Jason's device in the old Treemont too.
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    I am very impressed by this man...........What a selfless act he has done...........
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    They're going to spin off an all black version on their Solid Works system for me. After a close look I think the stove will look better stripped of all the bling and in monotone coloring. It will still have an industrial look, but that will be less prominent in monotone. This is what I would expect for the base $1500 model to look like.
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    Are you a beta tester? When you getting it BG?
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    No, I think that would be unlikely. I wouldn't mind testing the stove at all but my wife is pretty particular about the looks of a stove sitting in the living room. It's a visual focal point so looks are important to her. I might get away with testing it for a season, but I suspect that would only be if we hung on to the T6. But who knows? I'll show her the all black model and will let her be the judge.
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    More press. This time from the National Geographic Society.

    Looks like Wittus and Lopi tied for second prize. They donated the $10K award back to the alliance for Green Heat. Well done folks. Here is further info from the article:

    Winners for individual categories were HWAM (Danish) for innovation; Travis Industries for lowest carbon monoxide emissions and also for market appeal; IntensiFire for affordability; the University of Maryland's Mulciber for lowest particulate emissions; and Woodstock Soapstone for efficiency.
    http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/energy/2013/11/131120-wood-stove-decathlon-winners/

    I love the comradery and helpfulness of all the companies. This was a good meet for everyone. I'm particularly happy for the Mulciber team. They approached stove design from a new angle and came up with an exceptionally clean burning design. An kudos to Jason for an affordable design to convert smoke dragons into clean burners.
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