Everything Drolet Tundra - Heatmax...

brenndatomu Posted By brenndatomu, Feb 8, 2015 at 9:42 PM

  1. laynes69

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    I saw the post for this furnace.....looking at the other pictures, it was probably burned with unseasoned wood and an oversized chimney. Don't know what generation the furnace is, however I doubt it's been burned hot enough to cause any damage. No wonder they switched and moved to pellets...lol.
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  2. Case1030

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    No doubt, does that look rough lol. Not only did they not burn hot enough probably didn't even use seasoned wood... didn't even have the decency to put a coffee tin under that mess. ;sick

    Btw looks like a first gen.
     
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  3. brenndatomu

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    Yeah, T1, but not the very first version, as it has the snap switch up on the top instead of on the back like mine did...or I guess it could have been retrofit updated, SBI sent the kits out to those who asked for them. Either way, yeah, that one was run hard and put away wet...or maybe not even put away...almost looks like it spent a few nights outside! ;lol
     
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  4. Mrpelletburner

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    Regarding the Tundra II heat output cycle...

    With the Fire Chief FC1500 the unit throws out a ton of heat for the first 3-4 hours, then drop off to what the thermostat is set to.

    Is this the same for the Tundra? Does the unit take off for X amount of hours, only to drop off at some point. Or is the heat output always right around the thermostat set point?
     
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    Your gonna have a peak on any solid fuel fired heater...less so with cat stoves maybe, but still a peak. (and maybe not so much with pellet burners)
    The hottest part of the burn is usually about 1-2 hours in...building up to that point, and slowly tapering down after. The main difference is you will still have some heat being put out for 8-10-12 hours, depending on what, and how much you load...especially so if you have the temp and speed control mods installed. You will not have a cold firebox in 5-6 hours...unless you only load just a few small sticks or something like that.
     
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    Also keep in mind when you speed control your blower it will keep plenum temps as high as it can.

    For instance, just tonight, with it set on minimum burn, I was seeing max plenum temps (119° - 120°) from the 2 to 3 hour mark into a 4.5 hour burn, which is when the damper started opening off and on. They were at least 117° throughout the whole burn. I reloaded on a coffee can amount of coals after 4.5 hours with plenum temps still at 116.X°. Speed controlling the blower is what really helps keep consistent plenum temps. Well, consistent for a wood furnace anyway. I'm sure the controlled burn of the Kuuma helps as well.
     
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    That must have only been what, a 15-20 # load of wood?
     
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    It's been warmer here (25°-35°) the past 24-36 hours, so I started a fire in a luke warm firebox at about 5pm, so it was 30lbs. Fires from scratch are just not as efficient as loading on a bed of coals. May have been a bit more than a coffee can, it's always hard for me to judge coals going off of memory after the fact. Maybe a gallon...I dunno. ;hm It's dropping tonight, low of -5° with -22° wind chills. It's 6° right now. Hence why I loaded with firebox temps as high as they were. :)
     
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    Hopefully we start getting some nice weather soon. Still haven't gotten any mild temperature since the polar vortex. :confused:

    Last night -24f with -38f wind chills. Have been doing about 3 loads per day in this weather with a few days able to do 12/12.

    Tundra has been doing everything I need and so far very pleased with after nearly a whole winter with the furnace.

    I will admit after checking out a few guys indoor boiler units might be leaning in that direction after a couple years. Nothing wrong with wood furnaces I'd just like to heat my detatchedgarage at the same time without two solid burning appliances. Alot of possiblitys and things to tinker with. ::-)
     
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    Same here. Looking at boiler and 1000 gallons of storage, one fire to tend to heat main house and shop vs firing up to three independent stoves/furnaces.
    Trick is to put it together with out spending $10k or more.

    The Tundra has been a great interim solution, no regrets and owes me nothing.
     
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    Huge money but would be lots of fun.
     
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    You are in another world, in terms of cold, living up there! ;lol
     
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    So was it here, or somewhere else that I remember reading about a Tundra T1 owner that had the official crack repair procedure from SBI and either posted it, or was willing to as needed? I can't seem to find it anywhere...
     
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