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2014 Heater Fuel Tests at Shawville

Test HK-M05
January 28, 2014

Hard maple 4x4 crib, 56.6 lbs incl 3.75 lbs kindling, 20.8% moisure.
ASTM spec for crib stacking
Stack temperature corrected for height.

Pisla HTT 602 door, 22" wide
Custom air frame, setup "C"
Rear grate reduced 50%,

Condar Spreadsheet Results
Condar Spreadsheet Results

Condar Spreadsheet (includes detailed fueling data)

Animation,  5 minute intervals.

Video sequence taken at 60 minutes.

gas analysis
Flue gas - from loading of crib onto kindling coal bed.

TESTO Excel data file

Testo graph
Testo gas graph, entire cyle

Opacity graph. For this run, the kindling pieces were slightly larger, and stacked TeePee instead of criss-crossed.
Unburned pieces were moved to rear and to the front of the crib, with coals underneath. In this case, the front ignited
also, instead of just the rear.

fuel load
Fuel load.
Maple 4x4's were purchased by Alex Chernov in 1012, and stored inside.

fuel load
Kindling is 3.75 of split poplar at 15.5% moisture. (generic photo, typical load)
Compare with actual load, below:

burn sequence
Burn sequence.

This page was updated on January 29, 2014
This page was created on January 28, 2014