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2014 Heater Fuel Tests at Shawville

Test HK-M06
January 29, 2014

Hard maple 4x4 crib, 57.1 lbs, 20.3% moisure, 5 lbs kindling
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.

Video sequence taken at 120 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 was increased to 5 lbs. The unburned pieces were arranged north-south prior
to loading the crib. The fire took off more briskly at the rear, and smoldered for a while in the front, before igniting.
The maple crib is hard to light, and probably could use 7 lbs kindling (tomorrow).

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

fuel load
Kindling is 5lbs of split poplar at 15.5% moisture. (generic photo above, 3.75 lbs load from prior runs)
Compare with actual load, below:

Kindling pile after poking, rearranging, just before loading crib.

Burn sequence.

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