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2009 Heater Tests at Shawville

Test HK-K25
February 15/09

Warm heater. Previous fire 24 hrs.
White Birch, 20% moisture
Large pieces. 7 pieces, 4.5 lbs kindling, 64.1 lbs total
Pieces stacked front to back. Kindling as shown
Bad stacking, bad kindling location. Pile didn't catch, newspaper was added at 23 minutes
Pile poked twice. Slow burn, elevated oxygen, continuous low level CO..
Data for calculation stopped at 120 minutes, when air control was closed.
Cold air bypass open. Doors not taped. Flue damper shut 2 hrs after air was shut.

Animation HK-K
Animation, 2 minute intervals.

gas analysis
Flue gas.
Time on gas graph is offset by 18 minutes.

TESTO Excel data file


Condar Spreadsheet Results
Condar Spreadsheet Results

Condar Spreadsheet (includes detailed fueling data)

Fuel stack. .

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


This page was updated on January 18, 2010
This page was created on February 15, 2009