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2009 Heater Tests at Shawville

Test HK-K20
February 9/09

Slightly warm heater - damper had been left open, ashbox air control closed. No seal on doors.
White Birch, 20% moisture
Large, 7 pieces, 4.5 lbs kindling, 62.8 lbs total
Pieces stacked front to back. Kindling stacked between two pieces on right(see stacking pattern)
Zero CO spike at the beginning. Very low CO overall.
Very low PM. Very steady oxygen value.
Data for calculation stopped at 90 minutes, when air control was closed.
Flue damper left open. Cold air bypass open.

Animation HK-K
Animation, 2 minute intervals.

gas analysis
Flue gas
Very steady O2 curve.
Only CO spike was at the 58 minute poke, when the leftmost big bottom log was repositioned on top.

TESTO Excel data file

Note that the 3 opacity peaks correspond to 3 CO peaks. However, the scales are vastly different. Also, there is
a CO peak at the end (charcoal) with no corresponding opacity peak.

Condar Spreadsheet Results
Condar Spreadsheet Results

Condar Spreadsheet (includes detailed fueling data)

Fuel stack. Front to back, largest pieces on bottom, kindling in channel created by two logs on the right.

fuel pile
Fuel pieces, numbered 1 - 7 from left to right, heaviest to lightest piece.


This page was updated on January 18, 2010
This page was created on February 9, 2009