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Posted By charger4406,
Dec 4, 2012 at 5:55 PM
You have a very,very nice stove.
Sounds like you want one badly Zap! Go for it! I think it's a nice looking stove too..
The Lopi rep from Buffalo told me a 12 hour burn is on the low side, he said you should get 14-16 with the right wood. I would need to sell a chit load of wood so we could pay for it.
Very good burn times! I guess you need to determine how badly you really want it.. Lopi makes a good stove and I will take a wait and see approach as I am concerned with maintenance which your current Lopi needs very little of.. Something to think about..
12-16 hours isn't bad. Makes me wonder what it would be if it was just a straight cat stove, though.
If we are talking about usable heat here, then 16 hours ain't happening. 12 hours is possible though. When I shut the air off it runs on the cat almost primarily. The almost part is what kills the long burn. But the benefit is a beautiful fire, and clean glass. That is something my Blaze King couldn't pull off.
Ohh, and the stove isn't too bad looking either!
Other than the Cat, I can't see anything else that could need maintenance. It's built like a tank inside. And they put a 5 year warranty on the cat. The tubes and the baffle come out in about 30 seconds. Lopi has really streamlined this stove, even if it does need some maintenance at least they made it easier!
I like the way you can remove the tubes, the Liberty has those pins which can be a groan!
I change those pins occasionally. They are usually missing or burned out when I get there though. It can be a pain. The Cod has clips that are held in with hex head screws, it's a cinch!
I never cleaned the tubes last year so I'll be pulling the pins this summer so I can clean them. We have changed from burning east/west to north/south so that would be our only problem if we decided on the Cape Cod.
My wife likes burning n/s better.
I didn't know they had to be cleaned. I thought the air coming through them kept the ash out?
Why? You have to cut the wood much shorter and you won't get as long of a burn time. It is a prettier fire though.
You can get more wood in the liberty that way plus you can leave your splits bigger. I can still get 8 to 12 out a full load N/S. If it wasn't for reading zaps posts, I would still be fighting to load this thing E/W
If it's split right we can get more in plus with the Liberty we don't have to worry about the split rolling on to the glass. Loading n/s I can get (not every load) 12-13 splits, makes for some nice heat.
I personally think it sucks reaching into a hot stove to place those back splits. I think you can fill it better going straight in.
Ya, but not when when the firebox isn't as deep as the width. I have a lot of random length pieces of wood, I don't want to cut every thing to just the perfect size to fit it in.
I could get use to loading east/west but all my wood is cut at 14.75.
I feel like I've highjacked this thread. Even though I haven't seen the OP in a while. It's over here https://www.hearth.com/talk/threads/out-with-the-leyden-in-with-the-cape-cod.104178/
12 - 14 hour burn times......sounds boring
No, the Blaze King was boring. 24-40 hour burns! Now that boring.
I'll be curious to see how well the stove works with shoulder season burning.
Me too. It cruises pretty slow if I want it too. Worst case, I'll have to use one of the other stoves.
This is true, guess I could have a different opinion if I was using a stove made to burn e/w.
What is the depth for loading n/s, imagine filling that n/s.
Why the assumption that a hybrid will have shorter burn times than a straight cat stove? I think the shorter burn times of the non-cat's is solely due to the fact that they can't be shut down as tightly (thank your EPA). If the primary air on a hybrid could be shut as tight as a cat stove, then is there any reason it would not burn as long?