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2016 MHA Research Heater Tests

Test MHA-1620
March 2, 2016

Hardwood mix
Log cabin stacking, side ignition
63.0 lbs including 3.0 lbs kindling
16.5% moisture.
Testo leak. Gas data estimated from MHA1618

Pisla HTT 602 door, 22" wide
Austrian eco firebox, see
Firebox top modified to raise exit. See

Air slots in firebox reduced approx 75%
Firebox exit dropped with 12" of ss liner, see photo in MHA-1616

Condar Spreadsheet 

Testo Raw Data

Lab Notes

Gas graph.

Testo gas graph.
Note the filter change at 11:48 am. The big drop in O2, and the increase in CO, indicates a leak at the filter holder, prior to changing filters. (faulty O ring).

Details of fuel pile for side ignition. See video, below.

This page was updated on  March 14, 2016
This page was created on March 2, 2016