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2009 Heater Tests at Shawville

Test HK-K15
February 4/09

Warm heater
White Birch, 20% moisture
8 pieces, 4.5 lbs kindling, 60.6 lbs total
Smaller pieces, very fast start in kindling stack.
CO spike at beginning, PM spike.

Air closed at 72 minutes with glowing coal bed.
Flue damper left open.

Animation HK-K
Animation, 2 minute intervals.

gas analysis
Flue gas
Air closed at 72 minutes, flue damper left open. Cold air bypass in firebox closed. Testo data from 1-72 minutes used for stack loss
and emissions calculations.

TESTO Excel data file

Big spike for 10 minutes - small wood, fast start, fuel rich (very low O2) (not enough air)

Condar Spreadsheet Results
Condar Spreadsheet Results

Condar Spreadsheet (includes detailed fueling data)

Fuel stack. Kindling is on the right side, layered with newspaper.

fuel pile
Fuel pieces, numbered 1 - 8 from left to right, heaviest to lightest piece.


This page was updated on January 18, 2010
This page was created on February 4, 2009