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Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by DLArchitect, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. mellow

    mellow Resident Stove Connoisseur

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    If it was me I would install the Drolet Tundra downstairs when it becomes available in August . Finally a wood furnace with a window and secondary combustion.

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  2. webby3650

    webby3650 Master of Fire

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    There's actually several of these out there, but this is a nice looking unit!
  3. DLArchitect

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    thanks begreen. i'll check it out in person - good idea. what do you think of the specs?
  4. DLArchitect

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    i agree, is the 18" standard for long island east coast? i'll process some of my own wood that i scavenge.
  5. DLArchitect

    DLArchitect New Member

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    yes, interesting looking, utilitarian - i like it. haven't seen anything on pricing or specs tho
  6. aansorge

    aansorge Minister of Fire

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    Agreed. I have an SBI unit and it gets similar burn times to other 2.5 cu.ft. Stoves. I get anywhere from 5 to 12 depending on the wood, how I pack it and how much I burn it down. I think this stove is plenty controllable.


  7. raybonz

    raybonz Minister of Fire

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    Generally they cut 16-18" so you could end up recutting lots of wood...

    Ray
  8. Seasoned Oak

    Seasoned Oak Minister of Fire

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    If your stove puts out enough heat and has a decent size fire box you can get away with a single burn in a 24 hour period. During december last year about half the days id fire up the Harman about 10PM get er blazin, pack er tight, and then turn the air all the way down for a slow cruise through the night. Still throwing some heat by the next afternoon on the same load. If it was above 35-40 or so daytime temp outside i would not have to reload till 10 again. If it was colder/cloudy id just load er a little earlier.
  9. webby3650

    webby3650 Master of Fire

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    That's cool that you are able to do this, but it's very unlikely to be possible if the stove is going to be the only heat source. Unless he gets a Blaze King, or likes the house warmer than 60 degrees, it will be unrealistic.

    Is the stove the heat in your house? Or is the furnace kicking on in between loads, or heating other portions of your house? I have no other source but wood heat and there is no way I could load 24hrs apart and be comfortable.
    I sure could when I had the Blaze King though ;sick
  10. Seasoned Oak

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    NO other heat source except lots of windows on the south end of the house. The house would get up to about 76-78 during the day. My Harman would be puttin out some heat most of the day. BY 10 PM it would be down to about 72 in the house.
    Like i said if it was cloudy or below 35 outside id have to fire off the harman earlier than 10. December was on the mild side last year. Jan & feb 2013 definitely 2 loads a day.
  11. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    I don't think a design conscious architect is going to install a wood furnace in his living room, nor would I. It's overkill for this situation, especially if convection is reasonably good in the house.
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    webby3650 Master of Fire

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    Thats great!
  13. Seasoned Oak

    Seasoned Oak Minister of Fire

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    Its important not to undersize the stove. If you have to constantly push the stove, to heat the space, chances are its too small for the job.

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