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The Blaze King Performance Thread

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Osburning, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. jeff_t

    jeff_t Minister of Fire

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    I think they only had two, and cowboy billy bought the other a few weeks ago. You can try though. It was Storey Stone in Jackson 517-782-4033

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  2. rdust

    rdust Minister of Fire

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    At least it went to another member!

    muscamoot, from your screen name can I assume you're near St. Clair?
  3. muscamoot

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    Yep, St. Clair.

    Muscamoot bay is a good time.
  4. rdust

    rdust Minister of Fire

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    Good deal, that's what I figured! When I was younger I spent a lot of time on the lake, not so much anymore. We have a pretty good Michigan following here, if you need anything just let us know! If you decide you may want to purchase one of these "ugly" Blaze King stoves and want to check one out in person let me know. I'm probably an hour or so from you.(between Romeo and Oxford)
  5. muscamoot

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    I never said ugly. I said I like the looks of the Fireview.

    Bought a new boat in the Spring. So gotta go to muscamoot now and then.

    Your just down 32 mile rd a ways. I was brought up in Shelby.
  6. Jager

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    It wasn't supposed to get very cold last night - just down into the mid-thirties. So around 7pm, right after supper, I just put four smallish splits in the bottom of the Princess.

    After a bit it was going pretty good and I began dialing the t-stat back for the night.

    Like many folks, we have one of those thermometers in the living room that displays the outside temperature (it reads from a remote sensor). My wife looked over at the gauge and remarked "it just got a degree warmer outside."

    I didn't look up from my laptop, simply murmuring "yeah, I just put a couple pieces of wood in the Blaze King."
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  8. rdust

    rdust Minister of Fire

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    The ugly comment wasn't directed towards you, it's an ongoing joke/comment that is always made about the BK stoves by people on this site.

    I grew up in Romeo and lived/rented in Shelby for a half dozen years or so. We looked in the Shelby/Utica area when we were house shopping but ended up back in more of a country setting.
  9. iceman

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    I think the only non cat to kinda go head to head is the equinox .. that box is close to the king .. and should get long burn times but not 40hrs!
    I am truly amazed at what the BK guys are reporting for burn times!
  10. rdust

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    It's just after 11pm and I loaded the stove with silver maple for the night I'm beat and couldn't wait any longer. The stove top was 330-340, temp in hallway leading to stove 70* outside temp 30* according to accuweather. We've had winds in the upper 20's all day and looks like it will continue for a while, lows are expected to be in the mid 20's.

    I didn't do a good job of playing Jenga tonight so it's not a packed load but decent enough to allow me to sleep in on my last day off before going back to work. :)

    An easy 12 hours on chunk wood makes me happy. :)
  11. Todd

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    Actually I measured the usable fire box of the Equinox and it came out to 3.1cu ft, nowhere near it's advertised 4cu ft. The Buck 94 non cat claims a fire box over 4cu ft but I've never seen one.
  12. rdust

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    I've got nothing worth much to report today, my wife was "cold" this morning 69* in the hallway and loaded the stove on me with chunks/uglies. Serves me right for sleeping to 11 :lol: she was burning in the new load when I got up so last nights tossed in load went around 12 hours but she didn't rake it into the middle so it had more in it. I was planning on recording good data today but it still isn't cold enough to burn it hot, it's 26* right now and my wife has it cooking in here!(73* in hallway leading to stove) the stove is on 1.5, stove top in the 530* range. I don't mess with the pregnant lady so she can do as she like. :lol:

    Tonight is supposed to get into the teens so hopefully I'll have something useful to report soon. I'm hoping I can burn this load down fast enough to reload at a reasonable hour tonight so I can reload easily before work in the morning.
  13. SolarAndWood

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    Winds off the lake 10-25 mph, gusts to 35 and flirting with 0 here tonight. Seems as good a reason as any to have a decent fire instead of burning junk. That is 95 pounds of 3+ years since split that will easily go in the King.

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  14. HotCoals

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    Man..that pic is some hot wood porn!
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    I'm in the same boat wind chills tonight with a stiff wind ZERO wind chills,this King better show me sumptin,no more little 30 degrees temps this is a taste of the real deal.All the King is gettin for dinner is white oak,3 splits and 3 shagbark hicks, and 3 bl splits take it or leave it, I better me lookin at 75 degrees tomorrow morning or he will be dethroned.
  16. Hiram Maxim

    Hiram Maxim Minister of Fire

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    Guys be careful about the BK talk, before Penn gets jealous again and closes the thread!!!!! ;-)
  17. SolarAndWood

    SolarAndWood Minister of Fire

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    lol, I've got dibs right?
  18. Hiram Maxim

    Hiram Maxim Minister of Fire

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    N/S or E/W Loading????
  19. pen

    pen There are some who call me...mod. Staff Member

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    Finger's getting itchy :coolsmile:

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    J/K, at least the "BK dominates the world" stuff is happening in a BK thread.

    Been enjoying it actually.

    pen
  20. HotCoals

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  21. rdust

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    8:00 pm
    Stove top 260*
    Loaded stove with 46.6 pounds of oak and silver maple(wife thinks I'm insane)
    8:25 pm
    Outside temp. 23* NW wind 14mph
    Inside hallway temp 70*
    Stove top 746*, t-stat just below the "n" in normal or just below "2", fans on low

    Tonight is supposed to get to 14* with NW winds near 20 mph, we'll see how it goes, I'm not sure what t-stat setting I need to keep the heat up and get me through the night with enough heat since we haven't had many cold nights yet. I may have to experiment with the t-stat settings some in this weather to get my desired inside temp.

    Edit: another layer of small splits would be possible if I'd take some ash out, it's an inch or so below the bricks so I have about 5 inches of ash in the bottom.
  22. HotCoals

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    746 stove top!
    I never seen more then 650 ..IR right below cat...wow!
  23. rdust

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    That was the hot spot, ranged anywhere from 650-750ish. I always burn it hot before turning it down, it seems to work for me. I never even pay attention usually, only doing it for this thread. I know it gets hot but Solar burns his HOT and hasn't melted it so I think I'm ok. :cheese:
  24. HotCoals

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    I'm sure you're ok..I just can't get that temp..you sure you didn't put some of those after burner tubes in there??
  25. Osburning

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    Thats cooking, can only imagine a higher setting.

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