New Blaze King products?

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webby3650

Master of Fire
Sep 2, 2008
11,133
Indiana
I heard from the Blaze King rep that there were some new products coming out in the near future. Paging BKVP!! Is this true? And can you comment on this? Any info would be appreciated.
 

webby3650

Master of Fire
Sep 2, 2008
11,133
Indiana
Bold new graphics?

A 6" king? They dropped US sales of furnaces.
A king with a 6" flue would never pass the emissions testing would be my guess.
 

Highbeam

Minister of Fire
Dec 28, 2006
20,013
Mt. Rainier Foothills, WA
A king with a 6" flue would never pass the emissions testing would be my guess.

If I understand correctly, the 6" flows less than an 8" at high burn rates but flows way way enough to keep the firebox evacuated if the max caddy can vent its 4.9 CF firebox through a 6". I really can't see any good reason for the 8" relic of the past. Lower flow rates due to chimney restriction, if that's even an issue, can only enhance the combustor's ability to eat emissions. Low and slow is most efficient and cleanest for any of the models.
 

Woody Stover

Minister of Fire
Dec 25, 2010
12,285
Southern IN
There was a thread where BKVP told a poster to call him; Led me to believe he might have some info about an upcoming product....
 

bholler

Chimney sweep
Staff member
Jan 14, 2014
30,249
central pa
If I understand correctly, the 6" flows less than an 8" at high burn rates but flows way way enough to keep the firebox evacuated if the max caddy can vent its 4.9 CF firebox through a 6". I really can't see any good reason for the 8" relic of the past. Lower flow rates due to chimney restriction, if that's even an issue, can only enhance the combustor's ability to eat emissions. Low and slow is most efficient and cleanest for any of the models.
The same reason that the regency 5100 and the buck 91 have 8" vents you need volume to make them work properly. I am not saying that bk could not redesign it and make it work with a 6" vent but it will take quite a bit of engineering.
 

begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
96,414
South Puget Sound, WA
Rear venting BK stove?
 

jetsam

Minister of Fire
Dec 12, 2015
5,337
Long Island, NY
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I heard that following the success of the magic thermostat, they decided to focus most of their R&D on magicological innovation. As a result, this year we're expecting a stove with a refeigeration mode for summer burning, a stove that burns snow, and of course the new flagship product which goes outside and gets its own snow, loads itself, and exhausts warm cookies into the living room.
 

BKVP

Minister of Fire
Yes. We have new products headed to market this year. I cannot share too much other than to say we have BOTH new wood and gas products.

We have test reports filed with EPA and await certificates. Once those are in hand production can begin....

There are multiple products headed to dealers showrooms.....

This is the Sirocco 25 Insert. Approved for masonry and factory built fireplaces. .90 gr/hr 2.3 cu.ft., 77% HHV and 83% LHV efficient, 16" logs N/S 22" E/W. Huge glass door.

I cannot add anything else at this time!
 

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begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
96,414
South Puget Sound, WA
Good deal. That's a nice looking insert Chris!
 

Woody Stover

Minister of Fire
Dec 25, 2010
12,285
Southern IN

webby3650

Master of Fire
Sep 2, 2008
11,133
Indiana
I see you've made several changes since I saw it at the trade show. It looks really nice! I know that would sell really well around here.
 

BKVP

Minister of Fire

BKVP

Minister of Fire
I will say, that Sirocco 25 sure does look like it was built off the Briarwood frame.
It has NOTHING to do with the Briarwood and the door/glass is much bigger. Nice try though.
 

Woody Stover

Minister of Fire
Dec 25, 2010
12,285
Southern IN
Meh, small firebox. If they announce a King insert, I WILL kick myself for buying a princess this year
There's a limit to what cats you are going to be able to cram into most fireplaces, and it seems to be about 3 cu.ft. There's the Kuma Sequoia insert which claims 3.6 but I don't know how that translates to real, usable firebox size...
 

BKVP

Minister of Fire
There's a limit to what cats you are going to be able to cram into most fireplaces, and it seems to be about 3 cu.ft. There's the Kuma Sequoia insert which claims 3.6 but I don't know how that translates to real, usable firebox size...
Woody...bigger boxes can be built, but at the price of making combustor inspection and replacement a nightmare!
 
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