What's your longest burn?

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

  1. senornick

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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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    Almost 2 days once on a full load of black walnut.
    no joke..lol.
     
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    That didn't take long ==c.
     
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    33 hours or so during the shoulder season.
     
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    5hrs. Very small firebox.
     
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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.
     
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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.
     
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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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    On my NC30 I can get a good 8 hours on Locust, Oak burn, 6 on other woods.
     
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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.
     
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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.
     
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    Longest burn? Last spring, went for about 3 weeks. I had hemorrhoids.
     
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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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    ;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.
     
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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.
     
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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.
     
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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.
     
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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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    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.
     
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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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    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.
     
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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.
     
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    Sounds like Blaze King is the way to go, but i guess the question is, what are prices on these beasts?
     
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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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    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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