1. Welcome Hearth.com Guests and Visitors - Please enjoy our forums!
    Hearth.com GOLD Sponsors who help bring the site content to you:
    Hearthstone Soapstone and Cast-Iron stoves( Wood, Gas or Pellet Stoves and Inserts)
    Caluwe - Passion for Fire and Water ( Pellet and Wood Hydronic and Space Heating)

How hot is too hot?

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Johnpolk, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. corey21

    corey21 Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2010
    Messages:
    2,215
    Loc:
    Soutwest VA
    Yep i have found that out also.

    Helpful Sponsor Ads!





  2. Trilifter7

    Trilifter7 Feeling the Heat

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2012
    Messages:
    452
    Loc:
    Beavercreek Ohio
    I agree with you guys, I should have worded that differently. The reason I ask is because I'm really only getting 4-5 hours of useable heat out of my resolute before it stops heating the house. If I have a deep enough coal bed I too have gone 24 hours and stoked up some hot coals underneath. Just asking the question bc I am really interested in this stove and partially bc I would like longer burn times? It is probably a little oversized for my needs but that it what I want. I want something I can burn slow and long to really get some good burns out of and still be able to crank it up when I want to. So to edit my last post... What kind of usable, say above 300*, burn times do you guys get from your IR?
  3. Johnpolk

    Johnpolk New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2012
    Messages:
    90
    W
    Will pay closer attention to it and get back to you
  4. Trilifter7

    Trilifter7 Feeling the Heat

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2012
    Messages:
    452
    Loc:
    Beavercreek Ohio
    Ok thanks! I look forward to hearing back from you
  5. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2006
    Messages:
    13,994
    Loc:
    Northern IL
    If you are looking for a slow burner, the Isle Royale ain't on that list. It belches heat and loves to run 550+ (easily).
    northwinds likes this.
  6. Trilifter7

    Trilifter7 Feeling the Heat

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2012
    Messages:
    452
    Loc:
    Beavercreek Ohio
    I don't mind the heat, I will need it with the heat losses I have. Just need to know what kind of useable burn times I would expect?
  7. Trilifter7

    Trilifter7 Feeling the Heat

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2012
    Messages:
    452
    Loc:
    Beavercreek Ohio
    I know you won't get 20 hours like Qaudrafire lists, but can I expect 10-12 hrs of good heat? 8-10? I've seen some manufacturers list this as heat time. Burn time might be 20 hours and still have hot coals but what would be expected heat times for the IR?
  8. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2006
    Messages:
    13,994
    Loc:
    Northern IL
    At 500F+ I can get 8hrs on a stove load. Then it will start to decline.
  9. northwinds

    northwinds Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2006
    Messages:
    1,266
    Loc:
    south central WI
    I don't get that long, but I don't fully load my stove. Eight hours at 500 degrees plus would overheat my home. More typical for me is
    3-4 hours above 550 and then 3-4 hours drifting to 300, and then 3-4 hours of easy to reload coals. In fact, that's the load I'm
    running right now. I loaded at 6:30 a.m. and won't reload again until 7 p.m. when I return from a Wisconsin Friday Night Fish Fry.
    It's going to be 41 degrees today but will be below zero again by Monday.

    You also have to remember that Jags and I have very good seasoned hardwood. I don't burn anything less than three years split hardwood
  10. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2006
    Messages:
    13,994
    Loc:
    Northern IL
    I stuff mine full with anything below 30F (or heavy winds). I simply need the heat.

    Walleye or cod?
  11. Trilifter7

    Trilifter7 Feeling the Heat

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2012
    Messages:
    452
    Loc:
    Beavercreek Ohio
    Thanks guys! Sounds like it is exactly why I am looking for
  12. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2006
    Messages:
    13,994
    Loc:
    Northern IL
    Please don't underestimate this quote.
  13. northwinds

    northwinds Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2006
    Messages:
    1,266
    Loc:
    south central WI
    Cod. We had a place close-by with really good lake perch, but it closed last month. Still looking for a good replacement. So many
    fish fries to try, but someone has to do it.
    Jags likes this.
  14. Trilifter7

    Trilifter7 Feeling the Heat

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2012
    Messages:
    452
    Loc:
    Beavercreek Ohio
    I understand. I have 4 cords C/C/S for next year already with 4 more cords to process for stacking. I hope to be 2 years ahead by this summer so I should be ok.

Share This Page