1. USMC80

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    loaded with 4 splits of sassafras this morning at 0600. Came home from work at 1630 to this. Fan was still running house at 72 degrees and plenty of coals. Temp reading was just over 200f on insert. can't wait for the winter to actually load this thing up

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  2. Backwoods Savage

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    Looks like you are doing fine! The test comes in January.
     
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    Ya. Should be OK. Majority of my oak won't be ready until next winter though
     
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    What kind of stove?
     
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    That's pretty respectable and in a non-cat stove no less! I think this should be ... to surprise and delight!
     
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    On four splits? That's awesome.
     
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    Sassafras? Wow. I would think of that as a very soft wood. :confused:

    Love the smell of fresh Sassafras!!
     
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    Yes, sassafras is a softer wood and you certainly are right about the sweet smell of the sassy. We too love it.
     
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    hampton hi300
     
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    Loaded 4 good size unsplit branches of oak at 0830 yesterday, came back at 1830 and hampton was still cranking out heat. Opened the air to about half and burnt another two hours! Finally reloaded at 13 hours with fan still running and putting out heat. Mind you it wasn't that cold of a day but stove wasn't even near packed. Living room, guest room and bathroom at 74 degrees. Back bedroom at 69 degrees. First pic is when I came home after 10 hours second pic is the reload at 13 hours. I did use some kindling underneath but think the small splits would have taken off without it. Can't wait for the cold to test this thing out

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    I have the little brother HI200 being installed Saturday. I'm hoping against hope my little insert acts like my little dog (who thinks she's a Great Dane). I'll apply all the tips I pick up here and be happy to get 6-7 hours out of it. Your post gives me reason for optimism.
     
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    Hey USMC what is your air setting at to get a burn like that? Did you insulate your insert?
     
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    been running air fully closed and getting great secondaries. Just sealed at top and roxul stuffed in damper area, no block off plate. Might do a block off plate for next year just for the heck of it. Interior chimney
     
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