probably not!Bet it ain't takin much of that to knock the draft down!
I've been burning been ash for so long due to EAB I didn't realize there were other woods out there to burn. Below is a pic of some ash tree carnage due to some recent high winds.Have any of you had similar results burning just BL?
Well that does suck!well, this sucks.
Soon as I did the night load of mostly BL the house started to lose temp. At 6:45am, with outside temps -27°, the LP furnace kicked in. I really thought I had things rollin', and I did, until that BL load took me down.
I have done a total of 4 BL loads now and all four have resulted in lower than normal plenum temps. The first two were those which I stuffed the firebox full when leaving and setting the Kuuma on low and had those 20 hour burn times. Thought it was weird I was getting such low plenum temps throughout the whole burn. Then the night before last the same thing. It wasn't as cold as last night outside (-16° ) but the house started out at 76° and fell to 72° by morning. The oak loads during the day was able to bring the house temp back up. Then last night I had it maintaining 72°/73° with it being -26° outside and as soon as I loaded the BL for the night load the house temp started to trend down, 0.1° at a time, until it hit 68° and the LP thermostat called for heat.....6 3/4 hours after the night load. I have a digital temp gauge which display's house temps in 0.1° increments, very handy for being able to monitor temp trends.
Plenum temps on oak, when things are rollin and when I was able to maintain house temp, have been right around the 122°-124° area throughout the burn. Plenum temps with black locust (the last two over night loads) have only been 120-122° throughout the burn. Seeing the blower is speed controlled, this also means less volume of air as well.
I also found numerous threads online about other seeing similar results when not mixing it with other hardwoods.
Have any of you had similar results burning just BL?
well, this sucks.
I'm chuckling because I relate how painful it is for LP to kick in after all this effort to avoid it. That said, given the stats you're showing above, I'm sure you're pretty satisfied overall, you have a great rig that you've made even better into a spaceship system.last night I had it maintaining 72°/73° with it being -26° outside and as soon as I loaded the BL for the night load the house temp started to trend down, 0.1° at a time, until it hit 68° and the LP thermostat called for heat.....6 3/4 hours after the night load.
Yes, think of all the old timers...the wood heat purists...old cast iron free standing stove, no window, just throw any old wood in it and it makes smoke, and heat...those guys would be doing a serious "facepalm" right now!Think of what our grandfathers would think if they saw we some what's on this forum to keep our families comfortable.
I'm betting there are plenty on this site doing that right now.those guys would be doing a serious "facepalm" right now!
I kinda like it. Lots better than the word "anal" which is a term usually thrown around by others trying to quantify my actions at times. Wait, that just sounded really bad.
Just crank it up and let 'er eat....you'll be fine.It will be interesting to see how things go mid week when we get the -10 low and 0 high they are talking about!
yeah, I really wish I had an insert where our conventional fireplace is. We haven't had a fire in that since installing the Kuuma. It just sits there looking pretty. To put one in would require a bunch of masonry work and thus $$$$.Gonna run the Kuuma on high, try for 8 hr loads...but if it isn't going well I will not push the issue, just back off and fire the Drolet 1400i up too...rather run the both on "cruise control" than run either one super hard.