Vertical Wood Stacking
Cold heater (50 hrs).
Some very large pieces, that had accumulated.
Large load of wood - 70 to 80 lbs.
Stacking (poor photo). Notice the gap in the middle of the pile.
This gap is filled with kindling.
The kindling is ignited at the bottom with a torch.
The loading door is left cracked open.
Note that with the extra air, the vertical kindling in the hollow space acts a bit like a rocket stove. There is a quick ignition, and a jet of flames shooting out the top of the pile.
View towards the top.
6 minutes. Door is closed.
Note the kindling in the centre is burned.
Automatic exposure on the camera causes the brightness levels and colour balance to change.
Reduced flaming. Main air is closed.
Only air is from air wash slots on Pisla 602 door.
Air is closed
Next firing, 24 hrs after previous start. Note the fuel pile to the left
Remaining fuel pile after stacking.
Smaller load than yesterday, approximately 60 lbs.
Dry mixed hardwood, 18% moisture
Coals from yesterday are raked forward toward front left corner, where air
will be coming in from cracked door.
Load stacked with space in centre.
Kindling in place.
Lighting with a torch. Newspaper balls don't work.
View towards top of pile.
Door is closed.
Main air is closed. Only airwash air.
page was updated on March 19, 2015
This page was created on March 17, 2014