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T5 performance update

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

  1. rideau

    rideau Minister of Fire

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    Not much they can do about a toe...if it is broken you can tape it to the next one. That's all they'll do. Take an aspirin, eat some pineapple (dissolves bruises). Ice (HA!) on the toe, foot up. No tight boots tomorrow!

    Hope you feel better.

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  2. loon

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    Not broken i think rideau? Just gimping around for awhile and that pineapple thing sounds good on a Pizza ;) :)

    Thanks eh!

    loon
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  3. rideau

    rideau Minister of Fire

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    Loon,

    I was looking at the wood in your stove. Have never seen locust in my life...and I'm quite close to you! Where does the locust grow? High and dry, low and wet? That bark is really thick. Got me thinking about the difference in the actual amount of wood from one cord to the next. My cord of barkless sugar maple, thin skinned beech and really thin barked ironwood probably has a great deal more weight in it than a cord that has wood with bark that thick. So, when I say I can heat for at least 6 weeks with a cord of wood, I may be using weight equivalent to a lot more than another person's cord....

    Something to think about when we compare amounts of wood needed to heat our homes. So many variables. :rolleyes:
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  4. loon

    loon Minister of Fire

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    Hardly any up high off the fields? The big grove of them are low between 2 high fields and right beside a creek rideau..Will get a couple better pics tomorrow for ya ;)


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  5. Oldhippie

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    oooh, bummer! I perscribe a bottle of Jack and 1 cube to melt it a bit in a tumbler.
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  6. loon

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    Sounds like a good plan for today hippie ;lol

    Didnt do the EW burn but started this fire about 90 minutes ago and its the best one i think i've had in the T5 ;)

    Heading out the door and threw in the little one down on the right as it was open there and trying to stop the bottom burn..

    23c=74f down the hallway which has always been a chore to heat..Minus 10c=50f outside

    Will let this thing go as long as possible..

    And right when i opened the door for the pic lost the secondary but came right back when shut.

    loon

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  7. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Locust fires are sweet heat. For the longest burn I fill in those blank areas to the left and right of the top center split.
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  8. loon

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    Done bg :)

    My center split crumbled though..


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  9. loon

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    Not a very good picture rideau but the Locust is to the right and the gut they are in am guessing about 20ft below the field. the little creek is more to the right of the pic and on a quick guesstimate around 5000 tree's.. The place is full of burrs which makes it not alot of fun to cut in <> There is another field up behind it.Which is about the same height..
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    And heres coming back to the house with the snow they didnt call for yesterday? >>

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  10. loon

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    Still cruizen nicely and wont touch it for a couple more hours.. Had to mark the draft as it was black when bought and i couldnt see it..

    Boomer is in his glory >>

    loon

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  11. L-93

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    Hi guys,
    Quick question...I was reading about this somewhere else but can't find the thread....the top of the door rope-gasket started to fall off the other day. I was away on business but luckily my wife noticed it. If I remember, this is somewhat common on the T5. Any suggestions? Calling the stove place when they open this morning.

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  12. loon

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    Just checked on mine 93 and it is fine, Sorry have no information on it.

    Let us know how you make out though :)

    loon
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  14. begreen

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    Run a small bead of high-temp silicone behind it. Not too much, you don't want to saturate the gasket or create a lot of ooze. Then close the door and let it set up for 24 hrs.. That should hold it.
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  15. L-93

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    Thanks Nocattom. That's the thread. After 36 hours of snow plowing I'm a little fuzzy...must have made a typo or something when I was searchng for it

    I've only had the stove for 4 months so I'm going to call the dealer 1st. Unfortunately, there not open until Tuesday...
  16. loon

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    Went back and corrected your handle L-93 ==c

    Just wondering? as my stove is new also... does it look like there was something behind it for sealing? or they just missed it when installing?

    I know up on the left of my stove by the baffle they skimped on the insulation and am thinking someone at the factory was having a hard day or just ran out of it?

    loon
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    Looks like a very thin bead was there. The rest of the gasket seems to be attached well. Just curious, how can you tell they skimped on the insulation? What should I look for? I see it in the upper corners of my stove. Thanks!

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  18. madison

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    the remaining sections will be falling off - so it will need to be completely redone at some point. I tried regluing sections of the OEM gasket and it ended up doing the same thing, falling off, which as long as you are careful when you open and close the door you can go months with it loose.

    Eventually took it all off, wire brushed and replaced with off the shelf Rutland and it has shown no signs of coming off. Couple hr job max, have an extra pair of hands to remount the door, can be done solo but is a pain.

    OEM gasket costs about 4 - 5 times the store bought- look for graphite - i think your t5 is 3/8"
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    Oh by the way, Ray and Loon, congrats on one of the longest running active threads....
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  20. L-93

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    Thanks for the info!
  21. raybonz

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    Posting with my iPhone still alive here . Got buried with snow and hurricane force winds. No power for 3 days and counting but the T5 is keeping us warm and works well for cooking too!

    Ray
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  22. loon

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    Up to the left had half as much insulation as the right side did 93? Pulled it back for now but will be filling it in on the off season..

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    Loon that log is about to fall onto your camera and face !!
  24. loon

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    Wouldnt have been the first time ::-)

    Was trying out the EW burn and made sure i had a good flat split there..
    Camera angle may not of helped either ;)
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  25. loon

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    Just found out the 'importance' of getting the secondary going with the T5.

    Set up last night with a nice full box of Ash/Maple around 8pm started to shut down around 20min after but not to the mark that i let it cruise.Nice slow flames but not the secondary flame yet.

    Well i fell asleep on the couch and woke up to a box of coals at midnight ==c re-loaded with secondary burning this time and woke up about an hour ago to a 3/4 box full of nice burning wood which i am gonna leave burning today. It may not make it till i get off work? but supposed to be mild so not that worried about it ;)

    loon
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