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T5 performance update

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by raybonz, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. loon

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    The Rockets are working great tonite Ray.. Buddy gave me a hand though ;lol


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  2. raybonz

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    Lookin' good Terry ;) Think I will be asking you advice on the T5 before too long :)

    Ray
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  3. loon

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    Filled the stove this morning the way you mentioned and still had alot of fire left when i got home from work ;)
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  4. raybonz

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    Awesome so how many hours did she go?

    Ray
  5. loon

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    9 and a half Ray and turned it up for about another hour before i added any wood :) Very happy ;)

    Terry
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  6. raybonz

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    This is great Terry and the burn times I see all the time here! You really can get 10+ hr. burn times with the T5 which is excellent for a secondary burn stove with a 2.0 cu. ft. firebox:) There are more efficient stoves but not by much. PE got this design right for sure ;)

    Ray
  7. loon

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    I didnt get the secondary going before i left for work.I just filled it up and shut it down.So not sure how it looked throughout the day?

    Supposed to get colder this week so hoping the house will be as warm then as it was late this afternoon ;)
  8. raybonz

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    I suggest you get the wood charred and the secondaries going and it will burn from the top down. You can then leave for work or the stove could be smouldering all day Terry..

    Ray
  9. loon

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    I am still a little leary on the stove top temp i got last week Ray..

    The stove had 3 medium rounds with half the box open and the temp soared to 780f.

    What i'll do today is gonna be the same but when i get home i will reload full and get the secondary going and see what happens over the evening.
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    Geezum, you guys get up way too early in the morning, But God bless ya for doing that, I love hearing how the evil oil man don't gotta' come to your house.
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  11. loon

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    Havent seen that guy in almost 12 years hippie ::-)

    loon
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    Loon are you using mag thermo or ir gun, sometimes the magnetic thermos can read a little high.... just curious. lately i have been running mine from pipe temp and what fire looks like. that might sound hokey but its been working. i will shoot my top from time to time in mid cruise and its usually around 600 with 5 splits.
  13. loon

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    Had one out the other night jetmech and they were reading fine..But it wasn't nearly as high of temp as the 780f night.

    Will try it again tonight ;)
  14. loon

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    Ok.. Got home and pulled what i could up front then filled it almost full with 2 medium splits and 3 small rounds 'Dead Elm' Got the secondary going and will see what go's on tonight ;)

    This was about 10 after 4 and about 95% shut down.

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  15. raybonz

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    I have the feeling your whole load is going at once by those temps Terry.. Rake ALL HOT coals forward then try to use larger splits placed directly on the bottom with NO hot coals under them. Pack up the firebox then push the coals towards the wood.. Let the fire get going good then start lowering your air 1/4 at a time but make sure you have secondaries burning good onto the wood directly beneath the baffle. Make sure the wood chars up good then lower down as low as possible ensuring the secondaries stay lit. The whole process takes around 30 minutes and sometimes less depending on the wood and amount of coals. What will happen is the fire will shift to mostly burning at the top. You see the stove top temp rise but it will settle down in a little while.. You may want to try this when you have the time to watch the fire to see that it all happens. Stop over and I'll show you how it's done ;) :)

    Ray
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    loon,

    you can minimize the continued rusting of the stove top and trivet if you remove that 3 qt pot.

    IMHO, it add's diddlysquat in relative humidity but royally damages the stove top and trivet. I stopped the stove top kettle routine after one season when I started noticing the rust stains and switched to whole house unit. The rusting has not progressed after removing the kettle.

    the whole house unit easily humidifies and actually takes some of the fine ash dust out of the air and traps it in the filter.

    And Cool pictures, thanks for those!

    Does the dog poke the fire when you are away?

    Lastly, I assume that is single wall pipe exiting the stove?
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    AAARRRGGGHHH!!! This thing is tricky Ray :p ;lol

    I had a ton of hot coals when i got home and a good quarter of the bottom was covered in them as you can kinda see in the picture when i loaded it up.. I will try again tomorrow but wont fill the box that much before work.

    I didnt know about the bottom of the wood being free of hot coals?

    Thanks again ::-)

    If me and Buddy leave right now i think we can make to your house about midnight? ==c

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  18. loon

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    Yes the pipe is single as i didnt trust the double wall last year. And thanks for the information madison ;)
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    LOL see you then! I think you have lots of coals so your entire load of wood is burning at once and that creates alot of heat.. I allow for 10 hr. burns so I don't have a crazy amount of coals.. You're doing fine tell Buddy to keep up the good work! :)

    Ray
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  20. loon

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    Just shut it off Ray and have a nice slow secondary going. But i just shot it and the stove top thermometer was reading 750f but right beside it was this??

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    I think Boomer plays with the fire when no one is around madison? As he does what he wants in the house >>


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    Terry did you verify that the temp is what the gauge says again too? BTW the IR guns are more accurate if you shoot straight down and not on an angle..Those temps don't make sense to me.. How can the temp be that different that far apart?? Wish someone else would add to this.. Madison what do you think about this? I would send email Tom at this site http://www.chimneysweeponline.com/index.php he is very knowledgeable of PE products and see what he thinks or you could call him..

    Ray
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    Just did it Ray and its still off alot? The one on the pipe was reading right on and i just put it beside the one on the stove.

    Here is the one thats still reading wrong.

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    I have a thought and it is perhaps your seeing the flue temp as your really close to the flue collar.. I think you're worrying about nothing and I will take some readings with my IR gun to see how it looks here. I do notice a lot of temp variation up top too and this may be perfectly normal. I would think if there was a heat problem the paint would discolor (discolour for you ;) ).. BG, Certified106 and Hogz have the T6 along with Madison and others and I wonder what they think and hope they give their thoughts..

    Ray
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    That is wicked pi%#&ah! As we say here around Bah'stin. They got a new evil oil man, he is even uglier than the one you saw 10 years ago! Yeah! Stephen King can't make up anyone even close to this ugly!

    You da' boss man Loon! You da' boss!
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