Increasing efficiency of old smokey...

ozzy73 Posted By ozzy73, Feb 20, 2012 at 10:12 PM

  1. ozzy73

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    Guys I wanted to get your opinion on if its worth making some mods to my Heritage Cartier II to burn more efficiently. Currently the stove has firebrick on the bottom of the firebox and above the secondary burn chamber.

    I am thinking about lining the walls with firebrick & ceramic wool and also adding a layer of ceramic wool ontop of the secondary burn chamber.
     
  2. ozzy73

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    Guys, any input would be appreciated.
     
  3. Corey

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    If you like the look/fit of the stove and plan to keep it a while, then anything you can do to increase the efficiency is a plus. If you're going to trade it out in a couple years, then there is probably not much monetary benefit in adding efficiency at this point.
     
  4. valley ranch

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    Greetings, If you can arrange a secondary air for the upper part of the chamber, if you don't have it already, that will make a enormous improvement.
     
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    Ozzy, Like to see a picture of that stove. I was just wondering what size firebox was built into it.
     

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