Lopi Cape Cod in action

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    There have been a few people on here that have been curious how the Cape Cod hybrid fire looks, so here is a short clip I took a few months back. I turned it to low after a few seconds, and that's where it stays until I reload it.
    I'm not sure why it clicks so much in the video, it's not really noticeable in person.
     
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    That is amazingly cricky. Does the flameshow look like that for the full load or do you get a big boil off and combustion event in another half hour? If the flame stays low like that then I do believe that Lopi is the lead in hybrid design.

    Remind us of your burntimes at that flame rate. I recall 18 hours?
     
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    The flames do that for 10-15 minutes, then it pretty much just has glowing cat for the rest of the load.
    16-18 hour burns are common with all oak or hickory.
    And like I said, that ticking isn't noticable to the naked ear. It's weird that the camera picked it so well.
     
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    Wonder of it's the stainless steel baffle plate making that noise?
     
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    Where was the primary air control set, do you remember?

    Or the cat heat shield, if it has one. But the sound coincides with the secondaries lighting, so probably the baffle....
     
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    In the video, the air was on it's lowest setting. The flame get's progressively smaller until it's just the cat glow mostly. I'll get the next video loaded up here soon that shows this.

    It doesn't have a cat flame shield. The baffle is SS but I don't think the ticking is coming from there. I'm not worried about at all though, like I said it's not noticeable in person.
     
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    No screen or shield to protect the cat? Is the cat steel or ceramic?
     
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    No shield, it's ceramic. It's the same cat that is used in the FPX fireplaces I think.
     
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    That seems strange, I thought cat stoves have a screen to protect from flame impingement and also help keep fly ash at bay?
     
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    As you know, the Woodstocks with ceramic just had the expanded metal to create turbulence, not a screen as such like the steel cat setup. I guess the tube air creates sufficient turbulence in the CC?
     
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    I don't know, looking at webby's video that front tube is pretty close to the cat with nothing there to keep those flames from sucking up into the cat. Maybe flame impingement isn't an issue with newer cats like it use to be?
     
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    The cat isn't as close as it looks. The cat sits toward the back of the baffle, so there's about 5" between them.
     
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    I'm impresed. Lopi did good.
     
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    Here is a video with the Cod running on low.
     
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    Zzzzz ==c What woke up the fire around 2:37? Did you give it a bit more air?

    Besides its good looks, I like that the glass stays clean on a low burn.
     
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    No, I didn't touch it. It just builds up some gases I guess. I assume it has something to do with the secondary tubes. My BK would do that to for the first 10 mins or so after I turned the air down.
     
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    We'll get that sometimes with the T6, particularly when burning locust. Cool when that happens.
     
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    Any problem with fly ash build up on the cat? Is the cat easy to remove for maintenance?

    Do you know if Lopi will come out with a small or medium hybrid?
     
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    I have had to suck the ash out of the cat once. It does come out easy, but I didn't need to.

    They do have a small hybrid in the making. They are also making a small insert with the hybrid technology in it.
     
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    I'm curious webby, what was the STT and what did the load look like at that point? How far into the burn was this, and how long did that load last? Enquiring minds want to know.
    Well, at least I do.
    I can get that effect even with my old Ashley if conditions are just right. Very cool.
    Lopi, Englander, BK, and who knows who else all coming out with new stoves. This could work in my favor.:cool:
     
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    This was right after the first video I posted. It was no more than 30 minutes into the load. It was only half full. It's hard to take a good STT because of the convection top. It was enough to heat this '71 ranch, reading app. 250 on top. I run it like this every night, and I always have plenty of coals left over in the morning. If I get into good hard wood I am getting 12-18 burns.
     
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    This was with 2 year old barn kept poplar @ 10% MC.
     
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    AKA feather wood. Nice burn considering. Locals call this chit wood.
     
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    Thanks for posting.
     
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