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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. Dairyman

    Dairyman Feeling the Heat

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    Usually 8-10 hours of heat from the Mansfield, I have gotten 12. Burning a walnut and ash mix, mulberry on deck

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  2. katwillny

    katwillny Guest

    Thanks HighBeam. Something to consider. When you say 30 hours, what temp average do you see on the stove, and up to what point do you get these temps. and Yes, most things are higher in price in NY. thanks.
  3. MaintenanceMan

    MaintenanceMan Burning Hunk

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    I also have a 17vl and so far my best burn time has been right at 4 1/2 hrs on a full load of oak. I've been burning the heck out of this little stove this year and I'm very impressed with it. Average burn times are probably 3 hrs give or take.
  4. Highbeam

    Highbeam Minister of Fire

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    When you're burning for 24-30 hours at a stretch, stove temps are not nearly as important. The stove's duty with a long burn is to keep the house warm not to impress with eyeball searing heat. For the bulk of a long burn, internal flue temps run between 400-500 and stove top temps also from 400-500, after about 20 hours both of these temps drop down to 300 or so. It may not sound hot but this is constant heat and not the pulse and glide cycles of a non-cat. I've burned both and much prefer a tortoise approach and not the hare.
    rdust, jeff_t and Dairyman like this.
  5. ohlongarm

    ohlongarm Minister of Fire

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    Amen well said.
  6. remkel

    remkel Minister of Fire

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    About 4 inches on my right forearm.
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  7. flyingpig

    flyingpig Member

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    Lopi Declaration 2.9 cu.ft. firebox insert. I've got consistent 6 - 8 hrs of productive heat and can relight from coal till 10 - 12 hrs. Today is special that I've just relighted from small amount of coal @ 5:00pm from 10:00pm load last night.
  8. rijim

    rijim Member

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    With the Castine, I get about 6hrs of real heat; will have coals left for relight for 8 maybe 9 hrs tops.
  9. blwncrewchief

    blwncrewchief Burning Hunk

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    Well if exaggerations are welcome and we can say coals to relight without a match, 28 hours on a load of black locust. 20+ hours a few times. Now, real world anything I might be able to call any heat, say maybe 200* 16-18 hours. Realistically needing enough heat that the stove should actually be burning and it has perfectly clean glass, 10-14 hours to about 300 on a full load.
  10. katwillny

    katwillny Guest

    Thanks Highbeam, this is very helpful. and yes i agree that constant 300 to 400 radiated heat will keep the house warm. thanks, we are hoping to replace our 30 next fall.
  11. Rob From Wisconsin

    Rob From Wisconsin Minister of Fire

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    ALRIGHT!!

    No CAT Stoves.......need a new thread for us non-cat lamentors........
  12. Highbeam

    Highbeam Minister of Fire

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    That's the way to do it. Specify wood stove and non-cat only. May as well ask for a corresponding firebox volume.
  13. bag of hammers

    bag of hammers Minister of Fire

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    My next unit could be a cat stove - I would not be unhappy if a BK sat on my hearth, love the cat reviews, etc. - and the back hurts a bit more every year, and all that. - but I kinda like babysitting the stove right now. Sort of the fire bug in me, I suppose...?
  14. Joful

    Joful Minister of Fire

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    26 hours in my old Jotul cat stove. Stove top temp held around 300F thru burn and cat held above 500F for most of the burn. I think I have my not-properly-seasoned wood to thank.
  15. lukem

    lukem Minister of Fire

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    I have a Pre-EPA Blaze King King. I've never attempted it but I suspect I could get around 36 hours on a full load of hedge and still get a *relatively* clean burn.

    I can get 24 no problem with average wood and fans off...and 18 no problem on a full load of hedge and fans on high. I only regulate the heat output with the fan speed. I run it hot or not at all to keep the creosote to a minimum.
  16. sclariat

    sclariat New Member

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    Shoulder weather we have done a little over 36 hours with our Blaze King Princess Ultra. Usually with heavy heating over night we do 12 -14 hours.

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