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Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by TTigano, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. rdust

    rdust Minister of Fire

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    I usually only pay attention to my probe when it's a cold stove, if it's already active I pretty much follow the same method as you.

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  2. weatherguy

    weatherguy Minister of Fire

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    I do the same as both you guys.
  3. weatherguy

    weatherguy Minister of Fire

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    How about if you hang upside down from the ceiling, would it match up then? :p
  4. Highbeam

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    Probably! but I would still have to know where the imaginary o'clock marks land on a dial that already has tick marks.
  5. aansorge

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    ....you didn't... The average btu's per hour for 80 lbs of wood over 24 hrs would be 23,333 at 7000 btu per lbs.. You just missed a decimal point somewhere!
  6. BrotherBart

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    Math is not hotcoals strong suit. And if you believe all of that heat is going into the living space I have an Easter bunny to sell ya. >>
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  7. rdust

    rdust Minister of Fire

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    I'm not sure what you're getting at, a BK stove is near 100% efficient! ;lol
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    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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  9. evilgriff

    evilgriff Burning Hunk

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    How much for the bunny? Is he trained to run a BK?
  10. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Put the chain to the intake on his tail and he runs from the heat and backs up when it gets cold. $565 shipping included. Now if a female bunny passes by, no refunds.
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  11. evilgriff

    evilgriff Burning Hunk

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    BroBart, have to pass. Bunny does not have a digital readout. Also seems a bit dangerous if a female bunny runs by, it would make my BK overfire, most likely voiding the warranty. Thanks anyway.
  12. rideau

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    On average you probably get about 5500 to 6000 BTUs net per pound with an 80% efficient stove....and that is assuming you are burning all the smoke and gas, and not having a lot of smoke coming out the chimney, smoke which is something a good number of BK owners have reported seeing on low cat burns.
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    I did the math right ..just typed it wrong..you got me..you guys mean to tell me my bk is not 100% efficient?
    Dang!
    Least I know the fans don't effect the burn time and BKVP agrees with me.
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  14. SolarAndWood

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    The nice thing about the BK is you can kick it down when you need lots of heat. Doubling the firebox size from my last cat stove (VC) and giving it relatively perfect burn control with the tstat has been a game changer. That firebox gets loaded to the top every time no matter if it is October or January and I can dial in the burn rate almost as predictably as running a microwave. My only complaint is they don't make a bigger stove.
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  15. HotCoals

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    Actually I was close to the 80% figure it seems cause I was off on the btu's/pound to begin with..lol.

    All firewood has about the same BTU per pound. Non resinous wood has around 8000 to 8500 BTU per pound and resinous wood has around 8600 to 9700 BTU per pound. Less dense softwoods have less BTU per cord than more dense hardwood but they also weigh less per cord. Resinous wood has more BTU per pound because the resins have more BTU per pound than wood fiber has
  16. weatherguy

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    Its not on the low cat burns but towards the beginning of the burn when we're getting it up to temp, it goes away once your cruising at any temp for a little while.
  17. weatherguy

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    Change the 1800 to 1600, I need glasses, the damn thermo is small.
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