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What's your longest burn?

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by senornick, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. senornick

    senornick New Member

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    I'm new to wood and my little Englander 17 doesn't burn thru the night and I burn manzanita.
    I was wondering what some of the long burns are on a single load.
    Exaggerations welcome.

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  2. HotCoals

    HotCoals Minister of Fire

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    Almost 2 days once on a full load of black walnut.
    no joke..lol.
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    jatoxico Minister of Fire

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    That didn't take long ==c.
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  4. rdust

    rdust Minister of Fire

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    33 hours or so during the shoulder season.
  5. jdp1152

    jdp1152 Minister of Fire

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    5hrs. Very small firebox.
  6. HotCoals

    HotCoals Minister of Fire

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    I must admit it was in the shoulder season..around 30f avg temp.
    Next room over started at 75f for a temp and ended up at 65f.
    But the new load did take off with some kindling from the coals!
    We were away.
  7. fox9988

    fox9988 Minister of Fire

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    29 hours recently, maybe a cup full of coals left. It wasn't making any real heat, but I was able to reload without any kindling. I usually do 12 hour reloads.
  8. Beetle-Kill

    Beetle-Kill Minister of Fire

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    If you count coals as part of an active burn- Sept.-to-June, my longest burn, hands down.

    ;)
    Cold stove-to-hot-to-cold stove again. Again, Sept.-to-June.
    realistically- 12-30 hours, dependant on weather.
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  9. katwillny

    katwillny Guest

    On my NC30 I can get a good 8 hours on Locust, Oak burn, 6 on other woods.
  10. ailanthus

    ailanthus Feeling the Heat

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    Was pretty happy to get 13 hours on a load of BL - no heat at the end, just plenty of coals. That's probably the most I'll ever get w/ such a small box, though.
  11. corey21

    corey21 Minister of Fire

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    I put a load of oak in last night and got 8 hours.

    Edit. I could have went longer the ways coals looked this morning.
  12. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw Minister of Fire

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    Longest burn? Last spring, went for about 3 weeks. I had hemorrhoids.
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    jharkin Minister of Fire

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    Welcome Senor.... You will come to learn that threads like this become a blaze king showoff discussion ;)

    Longest I've been able to go and relight without a match is 14 hours or so. Longest usable heat is about 10 hours on a full load of oak.
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  14. jeff_t

    jeff_t Minister of Fire

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    ;lol

    Yep, you need to exclude BK burners. I'll bite though, 48 hours, no kindling.

    It's mostly about the firebox on the average stove. That 17 is pretty tiny.
  15. Wood Duck

    Wood Duck Minister of Fire

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    I have a stove that I think is pretty similar to the NC17. I can get 8 hours from reload to barely enough coals to relight without a match. The stove at the end is warm but not hot, so I am not getting 8 hours of good heat.
  16. num1hitter

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    I can relight with coals consistently with burn times of around 8 hours. 12-13 hours has been my best to get a relight with no matches. But useful heat typically dies out after 5 hours.
  17. Hass

    Hass Minister of Fire

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    60-65 hours is normal with a load of ash when it's 20-30F
    I always burn on lowest after an initial charring, otherwise I get roasted out of the house.

    Usually it's only about 30-35 when I use hardwood 4x4s, they're damp and I can't cram very many in while leaving air gaps.
  18. Todd

    Todd Minister of Fire

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    Woodstock Keystone 1.4 cu ft fire box- 14 hours with enough coals to reload fresh splits without kindling.

    Blaze King Princess 2.8 cu ft fire box- 33 hours and could probably squeak out 40 if I tried but consistantly 24 hour burns are more practical.
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    ohlongarm Minister of Fire

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    I can get easily 20 hrs of usable heat loaded for bear with oak,and black locust,temps in teens.But I'm not into burning marathons the stove now is only required to maintain a constant temp for 12 to 15 hrs,of usable heat.If you want to talk burn times in warm and fuzzy land I can re-start any load without kindling 24 to 30 hrs later,but felt there was no need to go longer than that.The stove just plain works,I quit my job as a stove babysitter in March 2011 when I went with a BKK.
  20. senornick

    senornick New Member

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    WHAAAT? 5...8...12...14..20 hrs? 48?!
    Maybe I'll get a Blaze King.
    I'll start with a new ash can.
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    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    Vigilant 2.8-ish cu ft firebox: 8 hours was the longest. Usually meant I smoked the hell out of the burn. Usually 5-6 hours of heat.

    Intrepid: 8 hours of heat was the longest. No idea how I managed that. Usually 3-4 hours of heat.

    Hearthstone 2.3 cu ft firebox: 8 hours of heat was the longest. Usually 5-6 hours.

    Encore 2.3 cu ft firebox: 12 hours of heat has been the longest. Usually 6-10 hours.

    Defiant 3.2 cu ft firebox: 16 hours of heat was the longest. Usually 9-10 hours of heat.

    30NC 3.5 cu ft firebox: 11-12 hours of heat has been the longest. Usually 8-10 hours of heat.
  22. Waulie

    Waulie Minister of Fire

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    Longest restart from coals is 20 hours, but I'm sure I could go much longer. Sitting around waiting to load until just before the last coals die out just isn't much fun to me.

    Longest burn still with decent heat was about 17.5 hours.
  23. katwillny

    katwillny Guest

    Sounds like Blaze King is the way to go, but i guess the question is, what are prices on these beasts?
  24. Kevin Dolan

    Kevin Dolan Burning Hunk

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    I also have a castine and I think the longest burn I have had is about ten hours but really only with enough coals,to restart. For me that works fine as that is well past overnight for me. Although the box is relatively small compared to the big dogs on the forum, some of them anyway, I can still pack in some nice large pieces of hardwood.
    Kevin
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  25. Highbeam

    Highbeam Minister of Fire

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    West half of the nation costs are not as high as hearthstones, but much higher than englanders, say 3000$. In NY, you guys have price gouging occuring with the BKs so the dealer makes a big difference, like thousands of dollars difference.

    For the record, Hearthstone heritage I could go 10 hours and on the princess in my sig an easy 30 hours. All with low btu fuel and measured from startup until restart from coals just as the manufacturers do.

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