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  1. JRHAWK9

    Improving Kuuma Vapor-Fire installation experience

    That whole cardboard thing was done years ago just as an experiment. It worked so I left it in place with plans to have a sheet metal one constructed during the summer. I had three companies out to give me a quote and never heard back. So there it sits. Would love to get rid of it but I have...
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    Improving Kuuma Vapor-Fire installation experience

    I dunno, I've never installed anything like this before and I thought the install was pretty straight forward. I agree with bren though, the electrical diagram in the manual was a bit confusing. Another thing, which you guys can't do anything about seeing you don't supply a plenum, is to...
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    Improving Kuuma Vapor-Fire installation experience

    Yeah, they should remove it and replace it with these, as that one is way out of date. LOL :p BTW, the cardboard cold air "box out/riser" is not within the req'd 6", which is all that is needed with the ICC/Excel double walled stove pipe. I have exactly 6" from the double walled...
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    Mojappa's Drolet Heatpack Adventure

    Also need to know what the loading was. A load of 15lbs after 8 hours looks a LOT different than say a 70lb load after 8 hours. ;lol
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    Wood/propane add on

    IMO, you need a damper to keep the wood furnace from back-feeding the LP furnace. I just have a gravity close damper sitting on top of my LP furnace. It opens by airflow and is only open when the LP's blower is running (heat and AC).
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    Can someone explain this to me - hybrid/electric vehicle surcharge in WI

    https://wisconsindot.gov/Pages/dmv/vehicles/title-plates/fuelfee.aspx I don't understand why owners of hybrid/electric vehicles are being punished. Is this the direct result of big oil lobbyists? According to this, our state wants everybody to drive standard gas vehicles.
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    How Many Cords On Your Property?

    I just use some aluminum tags which I use a ballpoint pen to "write" on. They are soft enough where the pen makes impressions in the aluminum. They are then attached to the t-posts with wire. This reminds me, I didn't do that to this winter's stacks yet. !!! ;lol
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    How Many Cords On Your Property?

    lmao....I was just going to do that last night while out to eat but was irritating my other half being on my phone. I was actually refreshing my memory on it as I haven't dealt with mols or Avogadro's number since the late 80's, early 90's. Funny you mention it.
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    How Many Cords On Your Property?

    Here's mine: 1.034191e+11 mg, give or take a couple mg ;) ;lol
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    How Many Cords On Your Property?

    Sarcasm doesn't come over too well on the forums. My tongue was firmly planted in cheek in response to what I was sensing as you being sarcastic. Of course I realize when I'm sometimes rounding to the nearest foot when measuring my results will not be remotely accurate to the hundredth. It's...
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    How Many Cords On Your Property?

    Just pick up one of these new age tools: Then input the numbers into this magical program: and you too can do the same. You can even change the significant digits it displays, if you don't like it displaying the results to the hundredths. :p ;lol As far as the unsplit...
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    2020 “phase 2” and outdoor wood boilers

    I've read that Europeans look at us Americans sideways when it comes to OWB's. The little bit I know of OWB's, it's mainly an American thing.
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    How Many Cords On Your Property?

    Looking at my spreadsheet again, it's actually a bit over 60 full cord stacked. 57 of hardwoods and 3 of soft. Easy peasy. 60 cord stacked ~5.5' tall only covers an area of ~1,400SF. Two acres are 87,120SF. So it's only taking up ~1.6% of the 2 acre area. Seeing I'm leaving gaps between...
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    How Many Cords On Your Property?

    yep. It was something I just created quickly and I could definitely improve upon the readability of it. ;lol I never intended to share it, so as long as I knew what all the numbers meant it was good for me. :)
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    How Many Cords On Your Property?

    We are only on 2 acres, but I have access tio many more abutting up to our two. As far as wood, here's my spreadsheet I use to keep track.
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    Has anybody trimmed off the end of the ash tray on their Kuuma VF100?

    I never gave it a thought as it was never a problem for me. When I empty the pan it's always after I move the coals forward and get them to pass through the grate. So when I remove the pan all the ones which were small enough to fall through have already fell through. Every once in a while I...
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    Shelter furnace question

    speaking of.....I already miss loading the ole' Kuuma.
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    Shelter furnace question

    Why such the glowing review? ;lol ==c ;)
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    Use HX in hot air plenum to produce DHW?

    I do run it somewhat hard for a handful of days a winter when we get cold snaps. Damn, you guys keep it cold. Brings up another concern. If it's 55° in the house, what is the temp of your return air? Say it's 50°. You are not going to be seeing anywhere near 110° plenum temps. That would...
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    Use HX in hot air plenum to produce DHW?

    Yes it is. Going off of memory here, but I believe I was seeing plenum temps around 110° back when I was running the blower on low with the Kuuma on high. Kuuma's, and all EPA furnaces, burn wood in a much better controlled manner in order to get that efficiency. You will not see the raw...
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    Use HX in hot air plenum to produce DHW?

    IMO, the plenum does not get hot enough for that to work, at least effectively. I think it would work better when using the copper water coil bolted to the rear of the firebox, they way Lamppa used to do it before they became PH2 certified. This was very effective at heating DHW and could very...
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    Plans finally coming together

    that's combustion efficiency, IIRC....pretty much a useless number.
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    Ez boiler company in Michigan

    if you like smoke that much you can always pipe your OWB exhaust into your house. This way you can enjoy it w/o it affecting everyone else.
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    The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate

    OK, so I'm at my GF's mom's eating dinner and on the bench next to me I happen to see this book called, "The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate". I know she is a "tree hugger", for lack of a better term. A few years ago the conversation somehow was at a point where I...
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    Quanity of wood this season

    As of last Sat. ~4.2 cords of mostly red oak by volume. -or- 15,253lbs, which comes out to 4.18cords of red oak by weight (using 3,650lbs/cord).
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    Keeping track of pounds of wood burned to measure use?

    You may like this link and the few embedded links then :) The WWW just turned 30 a couple weeks ago. https://home.cern/science/computing/birth-web
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    Keeping track of pounds of wood burned to measure use?

    This, sir, is completely by design! ==c
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    Keeping track of pounds of wood burned to measure use?

    There are quite a few of us though who don't want to deal with the idiosyncrasies of a cat. Personally, I'd much rather burn the wood cleanly from the get go instead of relying on a consumable cat to clean up the mess of an incomplete burn.