Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by webby3650, Jan 23, 2013.
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Well, the Cape Cod did well today. I loaded it just before 7a.m., at 5:30 today there was about half a gallon of coals in the stove. It was about 250 degrees and the glass was clean. This just might be the perfect stove for me!
Controllable twleve hour burns are perfectly acceptable for a full time heater. I hope all new stoves are designed to allow for the longer burns which will make wood heat that much easier to live with for the masses.
That was the biggest problem with the Brown Leyden. It wasn't controllable. Some days were great, sometimes it would over-fire and other times it would just go out. If you can't walk away from a stove and trust that it's gonna be safe and make good heat, it's not gonna be a 24/7 stove. I need round the clock performance, I have no central heat source.
Sounds like the 30 or the Defiant.
The Cape Cod's a nicer looking stove than the Leyden, wish I had the room for a freestander, so many more choices.
How much would it cost you to expand the opening of your fireplace? It's something I plan on doing to the kitchen fireplace at some point. By doing that it would allow me to purchase three of the exact same stove for the entire house. Makes things easier for those that do not load the stoves often. It's less confusing.
The Leyden has a lot of detail and is very pretty in enamel, I think the Cod is just so massive looking it gets more attention than the Leyden. Comparing looks only by the way.
This morning at 7 I loaded the Cod up with Black Locust. This evening I had a bout a gallon of coals left. That makes for an easy re-start.
What was the stove top temp with the coals?
250, but with the convection chamber on top it's not a good measurement.. I need to get an IR thermometer is guess.
Another thing that is different than other stoves that I've owned is that it loves HUGE pieces of wood. It does a great job of running efficiently on big pieces, even just one piece at a time.
Except for the King, it did good on big pieces too.
Our T6 loves big stuff too. The splits in my avatar are 8 inchers.
I'm running a 9"x9" by 22" long right now. This is nice!
How are you able to see the cat in that stove like that? Are you down low looking up to the top/back where he cat is? Cool shot
What splits? I see the profile of a topless lady on the left, the profile of a dude on the right, and an alien with a big head in the middle!
That's exactly right.
I don't recall being able to the actually see the cat in that stove like that? hmmm... gotta go look at one tomorrow (one near my office on display now).
Just curious, with the convection top is there a place for a cat probe thermometer?
Ya, there is a plug on the upper back that can be removed if you want to add one.
I'm not sure that I will. This stove is so predictable and easy to control. I don't feel like I would need one.
You gotta get low, but you can, I promise.
I though I'd post a tip for any other rectangular firebox users out there.
I've been running some really long stuff through the cape cod, but the last few pieces are hard to fit in there. The pieces are averaging 6x6x24, I can get 4 in there. Tonight I decided to cut the pieces in half and load it N/S, I was able to get 12 pieces in there, or the equivalent of 6 of the long pieces. I was suprised I could get two extra pieces in there. It will stink to cut wood 12" long, but I think it may be worth it. At least it's easier to split by hand!
I was informed of this method by lopiliberty sometime back, before the cape cod was here. It works pretty well!
Get ready for some intense heat. Keeps us informed on the burn time
I will let this load run hot for a while, I'll see if I can get a burn time.
It's hard for me to give a real test on burn times. I always relaod in the morning because I have to leave for work, even though I still have a hot stove in the morning. Everyday I get 11 hours between loads, with mostly soft woods. After 11 hrs there is still good heat and lots of coals!
Nothing to complain about there.
He was complaining about having to cut the wood shorter!
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