Anyone attach aluminum or steel heat sinks to your stove?

Re: Anyone attach aluminum or steel heat sinks to your stove?

PostBy: 63roundbadge On: Sat Oct 20, 2012 9:20 pm

It's a new heating season, and I'm here to report that I'm really happy with the addition of the heatsinks last year.

I realize the winter was 20% warmer than normal, but I'm happy to say that I primarily used the coal for heat, using only 130 gallons of oil to supplement for the whole year. (Hot water heater is electric)

Normally I use:

2.75 tons of pea coal. In 2011- 2 tons. 300 gallons of oil . In 2011-130 gallons.

So, I'm happy to say that the myth of the heatsinks was not 'busted'.
63roundbadge
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Kodiak

Re: Anyone attach aluminum or steel heat sinks to your stove?

PostBy: Lightning On: Sun Oct 21, 2012 11:22 am

Thats cool man, yeah watched this post last year and thought it was a great idea. Anything to improve surface area for heat transfer will make it more efficient, and that looks good :D I'm surprised there isn't something after market that is like that.. If you could fashion these cheaply and timely, it might make a good seller 8-)
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Size Mix

Re: Anyone attach aluminum or steel heat sinks to your stove?

PostBy: 63roundbadge On: Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:05 pm

My newest addition in my quest to pull heat from the box-

I added a muffin fan to each side to force air through the heatsinks. They are 230v fans running on 115v, so they're virtually silent and are moving just enough air to propel 200 degree air away from the stove. This keeps the heatsinks around 50 degrees cooler than the base, so I know that heat is being removed.

I think my work here is done...
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Stove/Furnace Model: Kodiak

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