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What is the longest you can go without reloading?

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by woodsie8, Oct 4, 2008.

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  1. Patapsco Mike

    Patapsco Mike Feeling the Heat

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    With mixed cherry and ash I'm getting 8-9 hours without needing to re-light and retaining useful heat. When I start burning my oak I'm hoping for 10+.

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  2. kenny chaos

    kenny chaos Minister of Fire

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    You guys are so full of crap I can't stand it.
    My 3.1 or 3.5 (whichever) Liberty, is good for three hours when it's in the low to mid 20's. Yes I can load it and have enough coals to start another fire twenty hours later but it ain't heating my house.
  3. jjhof0306

    jjhof0306 New Member

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    Mayhap you should learn to use your fancy stove rather than telling us we're full of crap?

    I loaded my 2.1 cf Napoleon this morning at 6AM and still had enough coals to start another fire this evening at 5:30. The house was plenty warm when I got home, and I don't believe it ever broke 35* here today, with a wind chill much lower.

    So, why is it I can keep my house warm for 11.5 hours with my Napoleon and you get 3 hours with your Liberty?
  4. kenny chaos

    kenny chaos Minister of Fire

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    Heheheheh. Well I'll admit, the two old 5cu.ft. stoves were loaded every 1 1/2 hours so thank god for the fancy stove.
  5. BrowningBAR

    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    My very old and not very fancy stove easily gives me 6-7 hours during the day and will still give me temps of 250*+ in the morning after burning all night for 8-9 hours.
  6. kenny chaos

    kenny chaos Minister of Fire

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    [quote author="BrowningBAR" date="1227248016
    My very old and not very fancy stove easily gives me 6-7 hours during the day and will still give me temps of 250*+ in the morning after burning all night for 8-9 hours.[/quote]


    Well, like I said before, most you guys....
  7. neverrude

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    6 hours out of my Jotul 118b and still learning.
  8. Tfin

    Tfin New Member

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    I may indeed be full of crap......non the less my previous statement remains a fact. Its also a fact that the inside temp of the house remains above 72F during this time frame.

    What do I have to gain by lying? We remain warm and happy, and that's all that really matters to me.
  9. herbert

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    Wednesday Morning about (9:00) "filled " my Taylor 750 (600 gallons water was up to temp, i keep it at 160 degrees) small firebox (iwould guess about 3 foot square). i always rake my coals to the front before filling it. i am mixing about 2/3 well seasoned unsplit oak logs about 10" diameter on the bottom of the pile and 1/3 green oak split on the top of the pile.
    During the day Wed it proably averaged 35 degrees and dropped to high twenties wed nite (no wind). I am heating a 65 x28 well insulated 3 year old modular home (2 furnaces) plus an inside swimming pool (85 degrees) and spa(101 degrees). The pool is 12 X 16 5000 gallons and the spa is 450 gallons .
    I opened the firebox and checked it at 7:00 Thursday morning and to my amazement it was nearly 2/3 full !! I filled it again Thursday afternoon and it still had three half burned pieces in the box and a nice bed of coals'
    I
  10. ansehnlich1

    ansehnlich1 Minister of Fire

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    My OSLO is a beast, could probably make enough steam to run the titanic, but I don't like to overfire her.

    I routinely load at 5:30 am and reload when I get home from work at 4 pm.

    I've come home at 5:30 pm, 12 HOURS LATER, and still have enough coals to fire up WITHOUT KINDLING.
  11. iceman

    iceman Minister of Fire

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    PACIFIC ENERGY SUMMIT
    longest burn time dunno but its looooooong
    EX loaded 530am this mornin and it wasn't oak think it was maple closed it allthe way down at 625am (cold start, at which time it was 675)
    wife called at 7am to tell me it was 700-725 came home bout 5pm stove still at 350 with a sh88load of coals prolly good for at least 2 more hrs of usable heat
    sooooo PACIFIC ENERGY SUMMIT INSERT LONGEST BURN ESTIMATE ONLY with the right ingredients 12-14 hrs!!! WOWOWOWOWOWOW imagine if it was a blaze king!!! or equinox!!!!
  12. jeb123@kvvi.net

    jeb123@kvvi.net New Member

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    We have been burning 24/7 this past week. So know I can see what this stove is going to do.Up at 5:00 a.m.
    and there is a nice bed of coals if not some wood still in there. I rake the coals around and then trench a V in
    the coal bed. Load the stove to the gills and let it burn hot for about 15 mins. Shut the damper and turn the air
    to low. Off to work. Back around 4:00. The stove top is around 300. Rake the coals in this same manner add a
    few small splits to get it going and add some more until I can top it off. Then around 9:30 top it off before bed.
    And then it 5:00 a.m. again. Man I found alot of drafts in my house.
  13. Seasoned Oak

    Seasoned Oak Minister of Fire

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    Every stove is different.
    My US Stove King will go 2-3 hours on a full load and its out. No Cat No afterburner ,
    My Harman Tl-300 3.0 CU Ft.firebox W/Afterburner stove will go 15 hours with stovetop still above 300 and 25 hours still with hot coals for a quick restart with good hardwood,with softwood take about a third off those times.
  14. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Not the stoves, it would happen to anyone trying to heat the outdoors in upstate NY winters. Word 1 - insulation. Word 2 caulking. Time to seal up that sieve.
  15. Seasoned Oak

    Seasoned Oak Minister of Fire

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    Any stove with an afterburner or a Cat will throw more heat on less wood and burn longer as it is more efficient. THe smoke is turned into usable heat instead of smelling up the neighborhood and messing up your chimney.
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    kenny chaos Minister of Fire

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    Sure but 15 hours OVER 300 degrees? That's unbelievable.
  17. Seasoned Oak

    Seasoned Oak Minister of Fire

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    Im guessing its cuz of the 3CU Ft. firebox,you can pack it pretty tight as you load from the top. I leave this house at 6PM and return from 9-12 the following morning. With a full load of hard wood and the primary air turned almost all the way down you are burning mostly smoke at 1100 -1800 degrees in the afterburner,the wood itself is just smoldering but the smoke is burning at high temps.i already went 27 hours between fillings but the stove top was barely over 100 by that time. If your stove does not have an afterburner your wasting a lot of heat. Now soft wood is another story,when i use soft wood all i have left after15 hours is a few hot coals for a restart. I also have a King wood stove from US STOVE CO . burns 2-3 hours and its almost out. The harman is a rolls royce compared to the King Woodstove. If you want a long burn with usable heat get yourself a Harman Tl-300 you can,t go wrong. There is quite a few TL-300 user on this site and they repotr similar performance.
  18. lexybird

    lexybird Minister of Fire

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    secondary burn chambers really do seem to add many hours of heat to a load of wood ,it slow cooks the wood like grandmas pot roast instead of flaming it up in a blaze and sending the useful heat up your chimney flue
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    Longest I have gone is 5 1/2 months. Last load went in in the spring and didn't have to fill it up again until the fall. Super dry hardwoods. ;-)
  20. Der Fuirmeister

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    That was the first answer in my mind as well.............
  21. kenny chaos

    kenny chaos Minister of Fire

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    I knew something sounded familiar.
  22. WhatIsChazaq

    WhatIsChazaq New Member

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    I can go 9 on my 1911.
  23. johnn

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    About as long as I Sleep! :coolmad:
  24. drhiii

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    Napoleon 1400... below 0 approx 4-5 hours. 0 to 30, 5-6 hours. 30 and above, 6-whatever depending on the temp. We've had really mild weather for this area and have not needed to fire it up in the morning. Coal bed is enough to manage. Longest realistic burn to coals still producing was probably 8-9 hours.

    1911 Mil Spec, I don't plan on reloading. One well placed shot is all that is needed.
  25. PapaDave

    PapaDave Minister of Fire

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    Deja Vu. Happens all the time. Wait till you get a little older,......it'll happen.
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