Lil' Heater

Lil' Heater

PostBy: fastcat On: Sat Jan 01, 2011 12:24 pm

Dave does the Lil' Heater come with a top vent or bottom or both?
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Re: Lil' Heater

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Sat Jan 01, 2011 5:11 pm

fastcat wrote:Dave does the Lil' Heater come with a top vent or bottom or both?




As of right now it is a bottom vent only . I built a top vent for myself and it was a pain in the backside getting the tubes just right . But I guess it can be done again if necessary . Thanks ,Dave and Happy New Year
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Re: Lil' Heater

PostBy: fastcat On: Sat Jan 01, 2011 9:56 pm

I would think you could use a power vent on this stove right? What would the average electric usage be for the power vent a month?
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Re: Lil' Heater

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Sat Jan 01, 2011 9:59 pm

fastcat wrote:I would think you could use a power vent on this stove right? What would the average electric usage be for the power vent a month?




Yes it can be power vented . Not sure on the electric costs ,maybe someone running one can jump in here . Just curious,can you run a chimney ?
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Re: Lil' Heater

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sat Jan 01, 2011 10:17 pm

fastcat wrote:What would the average electric usage be for the power vent a month?


Take the wattage and multiply by the hours of use, for example a light bulb running 10 hours a day for 30 days would be 300 hours. If it were a 60 watt lightbulb:

60*300 = 18,000 watt hours

Divide by 1000 to get kilowatt hours:

18,000 / 1000 = 18kWh

Multiply the kilowatt hours by your electric rate, if it's 10 cents/kWh:

18 *10 = 180 cents or $1.80
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Re: Lil' Heater

PostBy: fastcat On: Sun Jan 02, 2011 11:48 am

Flyer5 wrote:
fastcat wrote:I would think you could use a power vent on this stove right? What would the average electric usage be for the power vent a month?




Yes it can be power vented . Not sure on the electric costs ,maybe someone running one can jump in here . Just curious,can you run a chimney ?


Dave I could install another chimney but would rather not if possible, I'm running a hand fired from the basement and want this to ease the load on that stove. Heating 2400 sq ft and the one stove is fine, house is 72-73*. I figure if I can run the two stoves when it is really cold I can cut coal usage.

Richard S. wrote:
fastcat wrote:What would the average electric usage be for the power vent a month?


Take the wattage and multiply by the hours of use, for example a light bulb running 10 hours a day for 30 days would be 300 hours. If it were a 60 watt lightbulb:

60*300 = 18,000 watt hours

Divide by 1000 to get kilowatt hours:

18,000 / 1000 = 18kWh

Multiply the kilowatt hours by your electric rate, if it's 10 cents/kWh:

18 *10 = 180 cents or $1.80


Thanks Richard that is exactly what I was looking for.
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