T5 performance update

raybonz Posted By raybonz, Jan 3, 2013 at 6:30 PM

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  1. loon

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    Got home at 4.10pm and still had a nice bed of coals >> Pulled them forward and gonna start a small fire here in a bit.

    House was decent but it is only +1c=34f out..

    I am down to running just the single ceiling fan now and thats the way its going to stay. Unless it drops back down to minus 25 again and then the hall fan will be turned back on ;)

    Not alot left but pretty happy as its from midnight last night :)

    loon

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    Looks like alot left to me! That's a very respectable burn in my opinion!

    Ray
     
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    Wow, that is after 16+hrs.? Move over Woodstock, we have a contender here.
     
  4. loon

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    I kinda cheated for the picture ==c I scraped everything i could from the back but was still pleased that the heat was there in the stove ;)
    I think most of it was the one big dead Elm round that was in it?

    Got a long weekend starting tomorrow afternoon and going to be in the Locust grove as much as possible to feed the T5 next year. The stuff i cut and split last year burns great in the stove right now..

    loon
     
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    Scrape all you like but no matter how you shake it that was a LONG burn! :)

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    Back to the Drunk loading thread <>

    Trying not to make a big deal of this but i do remember NOW that i had a fight with the T5 lastnite and JUST seen this..

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    The only thing holding the baffle up is that pin in the back and right now debating what the hell i am gonna do?

    Figure i'll put my work jacket on and the welding gloves that i picked up the other day and give it a go. Not really in trouble right now as it is just coaling down before the night burn BUT man did i ever f%@% up <>

    Last time i try and pack it full.

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  7. BrowningBAR

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    Looks like a simple fix. The right side plate that holds the brick and baffle needs to be pushed back into place.

    No harm, no foul based on this photo. Get some gloves on and adjust accordingly.
     
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  8. loon

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    Everything fell into place fine Browning..

    Just a bone head move i did :mad: That i hope nobody else does ;)

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    LOL can't say that I have done that nor did I think it possible! Glad it turned out OK :)

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  10. loon

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    And whats the first thing i did Ray? Grab the camera! ;lol

    It wasnt a big deal but i did have 2 good fires in it before i noticed ;hm

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    Actually I didn't realize that could happen so the pics were a learning experience for us PE people! Thanks for posting that!

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    With the amount of times we try to wedge in splits every winter, something is bound to happen. It is less of a "bone head move" and more of inevitability.

    Look at it this way; next time it happens (and it will), you know exactly what needs to be done.
     
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  13. thewoodlands

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    I just loaded up the Liberty, packed it the Loon way. Tonight Clear, with a low around -8. Wind chill values as low as -25. West wind 9 to 13 mph

    I'll burn this load down (cherry) before I call it a night, I have a nice load of 3 year old beech ready for the overnight burn.
     
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    When i first figured out what i was looking at? It was not a good feeling at all o_O

    Everything is fine and didnt mention a thing to Mrs loon ::-)

    Cold and windy over here also zap..
     
  15. raybonz

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    I got a solid 12 hours out of a load of wood today with temp at 22 degrees all day and heavy winds with driven snow.. When I raked the coals forward the house was down to 68 which is darn good! :)

    Ray
     
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    The basement is 81, upstairs is 73, that's burning cherry with the temp at 3 degrees, not sure what the windchill is but I'll take those temps.
     
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    Cherry gives good burns with lots of coals.. The Lopi's are great stoves!

    Ray
     
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    Do you cook much on yours?
     
  19. raybonz

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    No only for a little reheating and a little when we lost power... How about you?

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    Not yet, the wife will put the bread dough in front of the wood stove so it rises, makes for some nice bread. This was done that way but cooked in the oven.
     

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    Your stove looks real nice, I was just looking at the owners manual real quick, does that take a 18 inch log north/south?
     
  22. raybonz

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    Thanks, yes 18" NS and 15-1/2" EW.. What I find gives long burns is a layer EW then pack the rest NS.. Push the coals towards the wood then adjust the air down until all the way down while maintaining the secondary burn.. Pretty much the fire burns top down from there..

    Ray
     
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    So 12 hrs. later I have a huge load of coals and the house temp is at 67 with outside temp of 14 degrees and howling winds non-stop.. Reloaded again and good for another 12 hrs. and the stove lit right off in under 2 minutes with the door closed and air on max setting. Who says a 2.0 cu. ft.secondary burn stove can't burn 12+ hrs.? I bet I could have easily went 14 hrs. or more but due to the low outside temps and non-stop winds I need more BTU's..

    Ray
     
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  24. loon

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    Great burns Ray!

    Ours is doing its job i guess :cool:

    Minus 20c and was up at 4am reloading.

    Gonna wait till noon and do a cleanout then a medium fire till bed time ;)


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  25. raybonz

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    Cute pics, love the dog and cat hanging out together! So what are you guessing about anyways? Either it works or it doesn't right? I seem to recall you reloading after 16 hrs. which is excellent! :)

    Ray
     
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