New NC30

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Grisu

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Nov 1, 2010
4,121
Chittenden, VT
Thanks charlie2 for the reply. I'm also a newbie been burning for 2 mos. don't know why I didn't start sooner. Like to get a cat stove but their a little pricey and want to make sure a newer stove will hear as we'll as my old one does before I spend the cash.
Whether the NC-30 is a good choice for you depends on a lot of variables. How big is your home? How well insulated? What are the outside temps you are seeing in the winter? Do you want to be able to heat solely with wood or is the stove meant as supplement? Where will the stove be located? Do you have access to (dry) wood? Maybe open a new thread and you will get plenty of suggestions/opinions.
 

BrotherBart

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A 30-NC will warm anything from an icy stare to a cold, cold heart.
 
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Osagebndr

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Feb 20, 2014
831
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Rite on grisu and brother Bart ill do that shortly. We got plenty of icy stares round here lol
 

PapaDave

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Feb 23, 2008
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Northern MI - in the mitten
Question re: the door gasket.
This thing seems almost hard as a rock. Should it not be a little, uh,...fluffy? Compressible?
Checked it yesterday, and I can pull a piece of paper out of the hinge side w/o a whole lot of effort.
 

Charlie2

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Mar 10, 2014
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Georgia
Dave, You brought up 'the baffle trick', I looked that up and found a wealth of information. It was mainly back in 2012 and I'd be interested in asking the participants in those conversations what was learned in the end. The baffle mod was there, sealing the secondary air feed box, somehow improving the primary air, better insulating the fire box, stuff like that. Brother Bart at the time didn't seem to be fired up about the efforts and I was just wondering if any of those ideas turned out to have merit.
 

Woody Stover

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Dec 25, 2010
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PapaDave

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Feb 23, 2008
5,739
Northern MI - in the mitten
Stove is running pretty well so far, although I expected longer "burns".
With the weather up and down, it's hard to get a good read on how that works.
The AC16 blower won't work here. Need to get the 30.
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And....a load from early this afternoon......Still burning down the coals from this one. All soft Maple.
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Charlie2

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Mar 10, 2014
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Georgia
Dave, How did that load burn last night? I've never put that much wood wood in a stove before! Wow A load like that of red oak would burn much longer wouldn't it? I know the heat value is different.
 

Jags

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I've never put that much wood wood in a stove before!
;lol
I looked at that and thought - I can see where 4 small splits could be inserted....;lol;lol
 

PapaDave

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Feb 23, 2008
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Northern MI - in the mitten
Those splits aren't real big. That was an afternoon load that I started about 1:00 p.m. before we left for the day.
It kept the house warm into the evening....about 9-ish. Not real cold yesterday.
The Oak would provide more heat for a longer time.....more coals, while the Maple will turn to fine fluffy ash.
I'm still experimenting.(insert mad scientist laugh here).
 

Grisu

Minister of Fire
Nov 1, 2010
4,121
Chittenden, VT
The more, the merrier. I had noticed that with the coals all up in the front I was wasting space in the back. Thus, now I am putting in two splits E-W in the back giving me a level surface and then I load it up N-S. Totally unscientifically, I would say that extended my burn times at least by half an hour.

P.S. Welding gloves are mandatory for that one, though.
 
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Charlie2

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Mar 10, 2014
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Georgia
I got to retrain myself, I split wood all last week and those splits would be the biggest I've got. I have always split small for hot fast fires, but feeding this 30 is a whole different concept, it doesn't seem to burn the splits as much as slowly digest them. Makes splitting a lot faster if I don't have to go so small, but no wonder folks take three years to season.
 

Osagebndr

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Feb 20, 2014
831
Central Indiana
That was a heck of a load. Giving me ideas for my old buck. Wish it was colder for a couple days so i could test it
 

PapaDave

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Feb 23, 2008
5,739
Northern MI - in the mitten
The old stove would have run up to 750 or higher with a load like that. A load like this in the 30 gets up to 650 or so and levels off with a lot of off the wood flame for a couple hours.
Still seems to be a lot of offgassing early in the burn, then a slow decline, but all that takes longer in this stove.
 

cre73

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Sep 2, 2008
146
Central Illinois
Never put that much wood in ours. Holy smokes my house would be 100F for hours.
 

Hoozie

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Sep 30, 2012
209
Klamath Basin, Oregon
and levels off with a lot of off the wood flame for a couple hours.
Try to close the damper just a little bit more to minimize that, and you should extend your burn times some more. Just keep checking the flue to make sure you're not smoking, and/or dirtying the glass.
 

Woody Stover

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Dec 25, 2010
10,643
Southern IN
A load like this in the 30 gets up to 650 or so and levels off with a lot of off the wood flame for a couple hours. Still seems to be a lot of offgassing early in the burn, then a slow decline, but all that takes longer in this stove.
Yeah, the soft Maple will gas off a bit faster than a load of Oak, etc.
 
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