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Length of Wood for EKO 25 and 40

Post in 'The Boiler Room - Wood Boilers and Furnaces' started by trehugr, Apr 6, 2008.

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  1. trehugr

    trehugr New Member

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    To those of you with either a EKO 25 or 40, at what length are you cutting your firewood. Felling several trees today.

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  2. Bob Rohr

    Bob Rohr Minister of Fire

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    18 - 20 inches fits well. 24" won't fit in without tipping it in. Gauge it with the length of your chainsaw bar.

    hr
  3. trehugr

    trehugr New Member

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    Not doubting you hr, but it says the max wood length is 20" for the 25 and 40. Just making sure I get it right the first time. (I cut it twice and its still to short :)
  4. Bob Rohr

    Bob Rohr Minister of Fire

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    I don't know about the 25, but I measured my 40. Error on the safe side. I can get up to 30" in mine if you set them in them long way. Closing the door can be a hassle if they tip :)

    hr
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    leaddog Minister of Fire

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    Longer sizes will go in but the factory specks it to 2in less on both ends. Thats so you get a better air flow I quess. Cut it to 20in and you will be safe incase you miss cut once in a while.
    leaddog
  6. trehugr

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    hr, leaddog, thanks. It was nice post-holeing around the yard in 4' of snow. At least I don't have to fix the grass.
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    Nofossil Moderator Emeritus

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    I've been cutting mine to 21", with the expected variation. Over 23" has to go diagonal, so I try to avoid that. On mine, the inlet ducts take up a bit on each side, so you'd need something a bit less to fit right against the sides. I like to leave a little space there, so I don't care.
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