coalnewbie wrote:Great stove as they all are from LL, however, to me 110K belongs in a Pocono with a bigger radiating area. Or pay the extra coin and go AK110 in the basement - bingo, now that is a stove! If space is an issue then of course see the case for a Pioneer, I to am little surprised it did not sell.
Agreed , there is an optimal max burn rate for a given convection surface area to obtain the optimal heat output. That amoeba of air that gets pushed thru the stove is only in contact with the steel case for a fraction of a second. The Poke has more area than the Pioneer and thus better heat transfer. Having fins welded to the case would likely improve heat transfer and stove efficiency but it is more labor intensive and costs $.
It would be pretty cool to see a video of a certification test with the burner running 90-100K without any convection fans. I can imagine some areas of the stove get a dull red with some distortion. I would think this type test is an integrity test. This would be fun. Anyone have an extra stove they want to trash ?