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Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by kinsmanstoves, Jul 15, 2008.
Seen the prototype. It looks very heavy duty.
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DUDE thats the one you were talking about the other day , nice unit. love the false front door thats cool!
as for the "majicheat" question , the same system that the heat reclaimer uses in the flue is utilized already in the stove internally , heat exchange tubes or chambers are heated by the exhaust before it exits , however it takes a huge surface area to reduce to levels below 200 degrees F doing so would likley make the stoves way bigger than would be practical.
Looks like a nice stove but the claims of more efficient heat transfer are nothing new.
The newer pellet stoves probably differ slightly on heat exchanger efficiencies but I would doubt the difference is significant.
That said , it`s encouraging to see the new designs. It kinda makes me feel this pellet burning thing is going somewhere after all.
They could preheat intake combustion air through a exchanger internal or an external adapted to the vent pipe. Or just an external exchanger mounted on to the vent like ones you can buy for wood stoves with larger stove pipe. That could give a few more efficiency points maybe close to 90 percent.
Get a hold of some old aluminum siding at your local scrap yard and cut out plates similar to what is on baseboard heat and slide over your pellet exhaust pipes about 1/4 inch apart. That might absorb some of that heat going up the flue.
Or encase your exhaust vent in a 4" duct open on one end and hook up a 50-60 cfm muffin fan on the other end . You`ll probably get a little extra heat from it and cool down the exhaust a bit.
You can get pretty creative for just a few bucks..
Ok so who is going to build the prototype?
Fahrenheit makes the unit. They are in production now, Holland, MI. My first order is due in early August.
kool! hope ya got one in the shop when i get up there , i'd love to look at it in person
(yeah , im a serious stove nut)
Get the first order in August so we will see how long I can keep them in the store.
To bad they did not make a down flow version for mobile homes, I would halved bought it, maybe some day.