efficiency

  1. M

    Gaps around chimney cap reducing efficiency?

    Photos: Hey guys Ive a question about how to get the most out of my inglenook’ed Jotul F3. First, some housekeeping. Have a moisture meter, all wood is dry (15% or lower), Australian hardwood, no smell of smoke, CO2 alarm set up. When the stove was first installed, we didn’t put a...
  2. shaman

    Wood stoves and best burn times

    Hello y'all... This is my first post. I joined the forums on this site after lurking in the shadows for about 6 months. (nothing perverted mind you ;-p just trying to learn more by reading as much as I can) This is my first winter relying on wood as my primary and only source of heat. Last...
  3. mariohere

    Understanding stove efficiency ratings

    I've read several articles about efficiency ratings - EPA, Real-world, etc.. But I can't find a real simple definition besides the amount of heat that ends up in your home as compared to the potential of the fuel (pellets in this case) that was burned. Sooo... my question is: Can we look...
  4. AppleRock

    Wood consumption and New Stove (vs fireplace)

    Long time lurker here. .....not another "which stove to buy" question, I promise. Rather WHAT to buy. Very happy Security BIS II owner since 1995. Now looking for (attractive) wood heater for our possible new log vacation home in NH. Was looking at RSF Opel2 or Napoleon 3000 for a while...
  5. M

    How to Estimate Usable BTUs

    Hello all, I've recently discovered the forum and have spent a while reading articles on this site. I'm impressed by how much information is here. Thank you to all who have started this site and have contributed throughout the years. My question is how to estimate the usable BTU output of a...
  6. S

    Trying to decide...

    Can someone tell me what they think would be best. I already have a pellet stove in my basement that heats the whole house. But the garage was closed up and made into a family room before i bought my house so there is no vent for the heat from the basement coming up through the floor or wall or...
  7. Troossien

    Placement of my stove

    Hi all, My wife and I just bought our first pellet stove (st croix prescott) to heat our 1200 Sq ft upstairs.. we are putting it in the living room but some family member have made suggestions that we should put the stove on a flat small section of wall directly across from the entry way to the...
  8. L

    New home construction: wood-burning insert confusion

    I have searched through these forums and I'm not finding much info on the particular models I've been pricing. I am so overwhelmed and afraid of making a decision I will regret. I hope someone can help. We are in the process of building our first home and are putting in a fireplace. In our...
  9. H

    Need sage advice in selecting the right wood insert

    Hello, I am new to this forum and new to woodstoves. I actually grew up in homes heated by wood stoves but never had to choose which one was installed. I've lived in an apartment heated solely by a Morso-style wood stove so I do have basics of how to make a fire keep going in an efficient stove...
  10. T

    Burn Time assessment

    Almost every wood stove I see advertised describes it's 'burn time,' however, I just read on the Jotul site that very few stoves actually maintain a burning log for more than 3 hours. Makes sense, considering there's only so much burnable fuel inside a log to start with. Is the projected...
  11. Wood recycler

    Excessive heat behind insert

    Hello, I am hoping some others here might share what they have done. I've been burning 5 yrs. Burning is my primary source of heat for the winter months of Michigan. I have had a work in progress for several years now. Below is what I did over a period of time. I have fireplace exterior...