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2016 MHA Research Heater Tests

Test MHA-1630
March 16, 2016

Repeat of 1627, all birch.
First of a six matched load series to investigate PM repeatability with cordwood
Log cabin stacking, side ignition,
63.0 lbs including 3.0 lbs kindling
16.8% moisture.

Baffle supports opened up. See MHA-1625
Air slots in firebox unblocked, except for top course (25% restriction)
See MHA-1623 for other modifications.  

Building 6 matched loads of white birch.

Slide hammer probe on moisture meter drives the measuring pins 1" into the wood.
Each piece of wood is weighed individually.
The pile is built starting with the heaviest piece at the bottom right, progressing to the lightest piece at the top rear. Refer to fuel pile
photo, near the bottom of this page.

Delmhorst RDM3 professional moisture meter used by most EPA labs.

6 matched loads.  

Condar summary

Condar Spreadsheet

Raw Testo Data

Lab Notes

Gas graph. CO low was 67 ppm

Testo gas graph.

This page was updated on  March 28, 2016
This page was created on March 16, 2016