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Re: Hot Air

Chancer thinks in 3D Wink [;-)]

Chez Chancer we have 2D UFH warming a 3D volume.


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It may be that they think if you have a stove that is too big
you will only use it at half its capacity, and you won't burn it at top heat as you should at least once a day to burn off the soot and creosote in the chimney. Just a thought. Remember the new stoves are so much more efficient than the older ones.
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 NickP wrote:
It may be that they think if you have a stove that is too big you will only use it at half its capacity, and you won't burn it at top heat as you should at least once a day to burn off the soot and creosote in the chimney. Just a thought. Remember the new stoves are so much more efficient than the older ones.

That is very true, too big and you may not fire it hot enough.  As I said earlier having a similar size volume to heat and having used a similar output fire as is being suggested (6.5KW) even running that flat out didn't produce a comfortable temp and it required frequent re filling.

The 9kw which I have modified so it is better in output and wood use was much better and I still get that hot enough to burn the creosotes whilst producing a comfortable room temp.

All depends on whether upstairs is well insulated in BinB's  Mine is now, wasn't before and the same log burner heats two upstairs rooms as well.  No way of measuring it's output but it is much better than before. I would bet you have to go quite a bit bigger to not get it warm enough as the better fires get a much higher temp in their combustion chamber than the old ones.

Pre heated secondary burn jets are a must to get the creosotes burnt and therefore a clean burn. 

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Forget about logs and buy a pellet stoveSmile [:)]

Or, buy a pellet stove and forget about logsBig Smile [:D]

They are cheaper to run, as well as being much cleaner.

But some, I know, like to feel they are going back to basics, and love to make everything as difficult and primitive as possible. Lke to punish themselves before they enjoy something.

There are even pellet stoves now which don't require an electricity supply. Perfic.

En français - poêle à granulés

On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.

H. L. Mencken 1880 - 1956

Some may not like his views, but what a prediction!
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you will only use it at half its capacity, and you won't burn it at top heat as you should at least once a day to burn off the soot and creosote in the chimney. Just a thought. Remember the new stoves are so much more efficient than the older ones.</td></tr></table></td></tr></table></BLOCKQUOTE>

I doubt that’s the reason given that they saw the room that needs to be heated, whatever woodburner is fitted it will still need to work hard to get it up to heat. I think that they were just implying that ‘their’ 6.5kW is as good as anybody else’s 10. What they couldn’t answer is if that’s the case what’s the point of the stoves having a kW rating.
Poêlés à granulés, no thanks. I know about them, how good they are and how easy they are to run but I prefer logs. Perhaps next time.
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Its a point, only thing is they tend to be tall so don't kind of fit into fire places. Been looking for a squat one.
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 BritinBretagne wrote:
I think that they were just implying that ‘their’ 6.5kW is as good as anybody else’s 10. What they couldn’t answer is if that’s the case what’s the point of the stoves having a kW rating.
ah bending the law of physics to suit the marketing. Glad you know better.
Any decisions?


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Yes, I’m buying the more powerful one.
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