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2014 Heater Fuel Tests at Shawville

Test HK-M23
March 5, 2014

White birch crib. Crib turned 90 degrees from HK-M22
3.75 kindling on left side, as opposed to kindling on both sides, on HK-M22
37.1 lbs including 3.75 lbs kindling
15.1% moisure
Stack temperature corrected for height.

Pisla HTT 602 door, 22" wide
Austrian eco firebox, see
Custom air frame, setup "D"
Rear grate closed

Condar Spreadsheet Results
Condar Spreadsheet Results

Condar Spreadsheet (includes detailed fueling data)

Animation,  5 minute intervals.  Matching crib to HK-M22, except crib is turned 90 degrees and placed closer to right hand wall.
Kindling is placed on left side. Newspaper is located at the centre of the kindling stack.
See burn videos, below.

gas analysis
Flue gas
- Ignition from both sides. The right side was very slow to catch and was boosted with some extra newspaper balls.
See Testo graph, below, for entire burn.

TESTO Excel data file

Testo graph
Testo gas graph, entire cyle

Opacity graph. 
Compare with opacity graph from yesterday's test, with the same crib and same abount of kindling, but different 

Opacity graph from HK-M22 for comparison.


White birch crib.

Stacked in firebox

Burn sequence

Kindling is gone. Note flaming zone on top of pile, similar to a candle.

View above fuel pile into upper firebox

This page was updated on March 5, 2014
This page was created on March 5, 2014