If the big BK is running on low most of the time for Texas climate, the fire show will be minimal.Well, I can't wait to see my King installed. I'm a pyromaniac and have a magnesium cone sitting in my back yard out of a huge rock crusher from my brother-in-laws rock mine. That thing can make some amazing fires seen by my neighbors who are over a mile away. Now all I lack is making that fire in my living room
Yes...why do you hate to run the heat pump?This will be our sole source of heat as I hate running the heat pump. Any more info needed?
The "every once in a while," in Dallas, is going to be very few and very far between. In that case, I might get a stove sized to handle the average needs, then run the heat pump to make up the difference if it got abnormally cold.I think everybody needs high output every once in a while.
If I had 2700 SF plus the double tall ceiling which easily puts you over 3000 equivalent SF then I would get a king in there.
I didn't delve into what caused your cold snap. Was it just a fluke "polar vortex," or what exactly was the reason? Did they think it was a climate-related thing, that might be expected to occur more often in the future?we were in the 20’s for highs for about a week.
With the high ceiling, have you not using ceiling fans, but letting the heat build downward in the room, then using a small 8" desk fan on the floor in the hallway to force hot air out the top of the doorway and toward the other areas of the home.Our house layout makes it so that we cannot heat our entire house completely with our stove even if we roasted ourselves out of the large open area where it’s located. The air just won’t move to certain rooms like our kids’ bedrooms or my husband’s office.
Money spent on weatherizing where you are will mostly pay off in the summer I'd think, with AC costs. But it will result in a more comfortable home year 'round.$900. That won't buy much in house insulating upgrades.
One-shot deal with the new stove, not with every combustor you buy. After that, you'll have to rely on the combustor warranty.BK has a 10 year warranty on them now, ( prorated?) so that's good.
I have a cat stove, but if I had it to do again, I'd go with a simple Pacific Energy non-cat, like I got my SIL a couple years back (T5.) No cat to replace, cast iron jacket to level out and extend the heat curve, and a gorgeous stove to look at. Unfortunately, having a masonry fireplace, I had to get a stove that had a rear-vent option which would fit under my low lintel height.Well, I can't wait to see my King installed. I'm a pyromaniac and have a magnesium cone sitting in my back yard out of a huge rock crusher from my brother-in-laws rock mine. That thing can make some amazing fires seen by my neighbors who are over a mile away. Now all I lack is making that fire in my living room
If you weatherize, then a non-cat will work better, as the house will hold heat for a long time on the tail end of the burn.house insulating upgrades.
If you weatherize, then a non-cat will work better, as the house will hold heat for a long time on the tail end of the burn.
My SIL has a high vaulted ceiling, and it's not a problem. The T5 has a long burn, throwing good heat in the coaling stage, which seems to last hours and hours. The only time you need a long cat burn or a thermostat is if there's no one there for 12 hours or more; Otherwise someone can load as needed, or open up the air to get more heat in the coaling stage.
True. You can also pull the cat to dust it periodically, buy new cats every few years if you want peak performance, replace bypass and cat gaskets, and do the rest...but who really wants to do all that? That was one of the main reasons I got her a T5...because I am the designated maintenance guy.Or, if you weatherize, you can run a cat stove with a Tstat, getting a longer, even heat output at the lower level that you need ...
If he turns up a King for any length of time, won't it get a bit roasty in there? Maybe not, with the vaulted ceiling.You'll get super high efficiency values, little to no show....want the show, just turn it up and it'll be less efficient, but not much.