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FHC Exclusive! Long low oak burn in the new Ideal Steel stove

Discussion in 'Modern EPA Stoves and Fireplaces' started by BrianK, Nov 29, 2013.

  1. concretegrazer

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    Is it still set a 10% throttle?

    I figure my wife would say the same she likes to watch the flame. But I find this very interesting.
     
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    Thanks for the updates Brian - please check back with us in about 2 or 3 days when this load gets down to coals and it needs a reload. Hey, just goofing but it looks good as a long and slow burner so far, would you say?
     
  3. BrianK

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    Yes, it's at 10%. Stove top still holding at 300.
     
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    So far, yes, but I've never tried for long slow burns with the Fireview so I don't have much experience with them.
     
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    The great thing is that it is on a low burn and still heating your home during actual real winter temps for this area.
     
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    Yep. Outside temps are down to 23 but no wind. Room temp down to 72 now.
     
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    72 in the stove room, or throughout the house? Is your weather ticking up into the 40s this week, also?
     
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    Currently 25 for us. Just got the third stove going in the kitchen.
     
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    House furnace has been off all day. Outside temp right now 21. Almost 8 hours into burn, 71 in the stove room now and throughout the first floor. 68 on the second floor. We like the bedrooms cooler at night. Forecast for a high of 37 tomorrow and 41 Sunday but back into the upper 30s this week.

    Stove top temp staying right at 300 on 10% air. Hot spot over door at 380. Double wall stove pipe probe thermometer sticking on 380.

    Its starting to, plus more soot on door glass, see the current photo below almost 8 hours into burn:
     

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    Nothing wrong with the glass getting dirty.
     
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    8 hours and solid chunks. I'm guessing 15-16 hours with this load. Maybe 20 hours with solid splits.
     
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    That sounds right.

    Scotty is dropping off a bit of 3 year seasoned locust for me on Sunday at my dad's, so early next week we'll get to see results with solid locust splits.
     
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    If this keeps up, you may have to get cable!
     
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    damm, you might just be right. So far it looks pretty good.
     
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    We'd have to get a TV first.

    We did just watch an old movie online from Amazon. "The Great Escape." Great WWII flick with an awesome cast.
     
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    WWII movie? bet I know the ending!
     
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    Sunday will work. You should have a few days next week with the high in the low 40s and low in the 30s which will work better for you during a low burn.

    Hopefully the splits take full advantage of the firebox.
     
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    Looks good so far. Closing down the last 10% of the draft may make quiet a difference if you needed lower heat-longer burn. Seems to on every stove I've been around.
     
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    At nine hours since I started this burn cycle, the air is still at 10% but stove top temps have creeped up to 325 , the hot spot on the front above the door is up to 400, and I'm seeing more of a glow but no flames in the stove. I wonder if the colder temps outside are increasing draft? Outdoor temp down to 19 now and first floor temp has dropped to 69, second floor temp to 68.
     

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    Nice job Brian!! Looks like she is performing beautifully.