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2009 Heater Tests at Shawville

Test HK-K21
February 10/09

Slightly warm heater - damper had been left open, ashbox air control closed. Cold air bypass was open.
White Birch, 20% moisture
Small, 11 pieces, 4.5 lbs kindling, 62.6 lbs total
Pieces stacked front to back. Kindling stacked between two pieces on right(see stacking pattern)
Zero CO spike at the beginning. Extremely clean start. Overamped at 19 minutes.
Low oxygen value (good efficiency)
Data for calculation stopped at 81 minutes, when air control was closed.
Flue damper left open. Cold air bypass open.
Same as yesterday, except door and ashbox door taped shut (reduced leakage).

Animation HK-K
Animation, 2 minute intervals.

gas analysis
Flue gas

TESTO Excel data file

Very short spike at lighting, clean start, overamped at 25 minutes. Note that the spikes at 25 minutes track the CO
spikes. Note a very small CO spike at the 3 minute mark corresponding to the short, large, opacity spike.

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 - 11 heaviest to lightest piece.


This page was updated on January 18, 2010
This page was created on February 10, 2009