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What's Your Stove's Practical Firebox Dimensions?

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by velvetfoot, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. velvetfoot

    velvetfoot Minister of Fire

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    How about giving this a whirl? There are a lot of stove owners represented here. Many times it's hard to find the practical firebox dimensions of a particular model. That is, the size of the maximum rectangular box that could fit inside. The manufacturer sometimes publishes the total ft3 of the firebox.

    I'll start:

    Stove Make and Model: Hampton HI300 insert
    Measured Practical Firebox Dimensions: 19.25"l x 18.25"w x 10.75"h
    Measured Practical Firebox Capacity: 2.19 ft3
    Manufacturer's Stated Firebox Capacity: 2.3 ft3.

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  2. colin.p

    colin.p Burning Hunk

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    Too bloody small! But she's all I have and there ain't no more.
    Jotul F3CB
    19 inches wide x 10 inches deep x 10 inches (or so) high
    1.1 ft3 ( I think)
    ?


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  3. Jon1270

    Jon1270 Minister of Fire

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    Where do you consider to be the "top" of the firebox -- the bottoms of the secondary tubes?

    When I measured my Osburn Matrix (insert, but I assume the freestanding version is the same) I wasn't quite as precise as you are being with the fractional measurements but I believe it was very close to 21" E-W between the firebricks. N-S is 16" from the back firebrick to the door glass, but it's impractical to use all that depth because ash falls on the lip inside the door and makes a mess when you open it later. It's better to think of the N-S dimension as 14". I haven't measured the height, and can't do it right now because it's a bit warm in there for my tape measure.
  4. velvetfoot

    velvetfoot Minister of Fire

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    Thanks
  5. velvetfoot

    velvetfoot Minister of Fire

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    Yes the bottoms of the secondary tubes, and thanks. Waiting to do the height til things cool off would be best. :)
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    jharkin Minister of Fire

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    I'd loose a hand If I stuck a ruler in there right now :ZZZ But its going up to the 50s later this week and I will take a measure...
  7. velvetfoot

    velvetfoot Minister of Fire

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    Thanks!
  8. Nyquil Junkie

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    The hitzer 254 I just got has a box 19" wide, 13" deep and 18" tall. The door opening is 17" x 11". Very practical for a small stove.
  9. velvetfoot

    velvetfoot Minister of Fire

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    Great! Great height!

    Perhaps I will pore over previous threads to gather more info as well.

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