lsayre wrote:Your stove is beautiful! Your modifications show a high level of handy work!
Thanks for the compliment and the formulas. Shoveling 280 lbs. per day sounds like I'd be feeding a locomotive! I use about 40 lbs./24 hrs. for these temps. I guess 100,000 can never be reached, and would be unnecessary.
I like the statement about if you're cold, you need more BTU's. Makes sense.
After reading the responses so far maybe my better question would be 'Do I have a good stove/stack temperature ratio? I think so, and at a certain point there has to be a increase in stack temp for box temp, not necessarily linear though?
After drilling the first hole, installing the heatsinks and proving to my skeptical inspector/wife that we wouldn't die of CO poisoning, she kinda gave me free reign of experimentation. I think she realizes the savings now that oil is $3.49/gallon that a couple $14.95 fans and the few watts it takes to run them quickly turns into savings.
We haven't had the oil on yet here, overnight room temps are 75 near the stove to 68 in bedrooms far away while it is below 30 outside. The house is comfortable, I think I've reached coal nirvana...
Thanks again. John