Coal usage question HYFIRE II -one burner vs. two

Coal usage question HYFIRE II -one burner vs. two

PostBy: newHYFIRE2guy On: Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:51 am

Burning a Hyfire II and I think I have already found the answer to this....but.....In your opinions (all you out there) do you burn more coal with both burners going even though theoretically the stove is not working as hard to keep up temperature demand?

We recently fired up the second burner and found that the FR went way down -VICTORY! we thought -the answer to our insane coal usage was under our nose all along!

That is until we got a few days into it and i realized that we were burning almost double the coal.

That is logically what i would expect, but with the FR going lower I was hopeful that we would go through less coal overall.


your thoughts.......

thanks, josh
newHYFIRE2guy
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Hyfire II

Re: Coal usage question HYFIRE II -one burner vs. two

PostBy: WNY On: Wed Dec 15, 2010 1:43 pm

I never really check it, yes the FT goes down, due to the extra heat being produced, but it probably is a wash.

1 Burner producing 90K BTU running FULL BLAST (FR99) vs. 2 Burners running 45K BTU running (FR50) as an example, you are probably still burning the same amount of coal. But now, if you are running FR99, you are running 180K BTU output, so it heats faster! :)

I fire up my second burner, when the first one can't keep up (FR>60+) and the temps don't seem to rise fast enough.
WNY
 
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Re: Coal usage question HYFIRE II -one burner vs. two

PostBy: newHYFIRE2guy On: Thu Dec 16, 2010 4:41 pm

that makes sense, Thanks
newHYFIRE2guy
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Hyfire II