Springs in heat exchange tubes - your thoughts?

thz123 Posted By thz123, Jan 6, 2013 at 7:16 AM

  1. thz123

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    About two years ago, on this forum, there were threads regarding using springs in the heat exchange tubes. The purpose was to increase the heat output. I am interested in your experience with the springs after 2 years of using them? Are you still using them? Is the air flow restricted? Do you believe your air flow temp's have increased? Thanks
     
  2. SwineFlue

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    The thread is here:
    http://www.hearth.com/talk/threads/quadrafire-castile-experiment.58216/
    Its 8 pages include some updates from this season.
     
  3. tjnamtiw

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    Thanks for looking that up, Swineflue. That should answer most questions. Mine are still in there doing what they did two years ago > less heat up flue means more heat into the room. It would make no sense to go back. I only wish that there were a way to create more surface area on the outside of the tubes to absorb more heat.
     

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