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Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Scott2373, Nov 11, 2011.

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  1. Scott2373

    Scott2373 Member

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    Hi all. I'd like to share a short video of my new Rangeley burning exactly as it was designed. Please read the commentary under the video for details! Check it out here: http://youtu.be/4UDOAyHoW5Q] Watch it in HD on full screen for the full experience :)

    My wife is very excited that she'll be warm this year. For the last ten years we've lived in an old house built in 1943 with oil heat and no insulation, save what they put on along with the siding. We paid $325 for 10 fc of slab wood. Last year, that might pay our heat bill for a month or two! Enjoy the video and I welcome any comments! :)

    Edit: Here's another one: http://youtu.be/mxQzIWrY14k

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  2. shawneyboy

    shawneyboy New Member

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    Welcome to the forum. It is always nice to hear another success story. I hope you hang around this is a great forum with some amazing knowledge.

    Oh and btw, awesome secondary burn there !!!

    Shawn
  3. Todd

    Todd Minister of Fire

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    Looking good, welcome to wood heat.
  4. Bretonburner

    Bretonburner New Member

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    I enjoyed watching your excellent burn video and wish that we could get a similar result with our stove. We also have an old house to heat and have replaced a 1930's Enterprise Wood Cook Stove , with a Jotul Rangely this Fall.

    When I get my thoughts together, I will post another message concerning our problems.
  5. Scott2373

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    @ Bretonburner. I found that the secret is to load it right up with good seasoned wood. Turn your primary all the way up for about 15-20 minutes until it's blazing in there. When the secondaries fire up, you can turn it down to almost nothing and that burn should continue for hours. I started out using wood with a higher moisture content, but just couldn't attain the high temps necessary long enough to kick in the "afterburners". Using seasoned wood is imperative with these new high-efficiency wood stoves. It took me about 2 weeks to get her figured out, but now I've found the "sweet spot". You WILL enjoy this stove, I guarantee it! :) Good luck and happy burning!
  6. leeave96

    leeave96 Minister of Fire

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    That burn is EXACTLY what I am trying to acheive with my Englander 30 and haven't been able to do so - yet. It's driving me nuts!

    Very nice.

    Bill
  7. Blue2ndaries

    Blue2ndaries Minister of Fire

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    Welcome and very nice burn! Love to watch "rolling" flames and the secondaries, it's so soothing.
  8. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Nice burn, I almost felt the heat. :)
    Like your observation " I found that the secret is to load it right up with good seasoned wood."
    Well said, Good seasoned wood ;)
    We are hoping to make that "NOT" a secret on this forum. :)
  9. Iembalm4aLiving

    Iembalm4aLiving Feeling the Heat

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    Lookin' real good!
  10. woodchip

    woodchip Minister of Fire

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    Warm welcome to the forum, and that's an impressive secondary burn there.

    Funny how nobody ever seems to film their oil heating systems working........ ;-)
  11. katwillny

    katwillny Guest

    I also have a 30 and I am able to achieve it for about 1 minute or so then it goes away. Playing with the air may help. I am still learning my 30 as i got it last season.


  12. G6 at Snook TX

    G6 at Snook TX Member

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    In burning these Jotul (f400) stoves, is it better to have the lazy blue flame above the wood or a faster yellow flame above it? If I shut the air off completely, I get the former, and if I have it open 10% or slightly higher, I have the latter.
  13. adrpga498

    adrpga498 Minister of Fire

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    I enjoy the blue "ghost" flames myself. Either way you can't go wrong I believe.
  14. Blue2ndaries

    Blue2ndaries Minister of Fire

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    +1 Me too, thus my handle. :)
  15. jrcurto

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    YaHoo...I'm on my second season with the Rangeley. Good point about the surface temps, with the baffle and top load it is decieving how hot the stove actually is. I have been burning White Ash exclusively and will be doing so for some time, the stuff that is a year-old is just too good to be true. Cant wait to add some dry oak late this season.

    Good job!
    Jim
  16. Hankjones

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    7 hours with secondaries like that!?!?! I thought I was doing okay with 2 hours.
  17. Scott2373

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    I believe that with better wood (dry splits) I can achieve possibly over 10 hours judging by the coal bed I had in the morning!
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    certified106 Minister of Fire

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    It's an art finding the sweet spot and it took me a while with mine to get it right but now I can even achieve it with pine. Hang in there you will figure it out.
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