The monster in the basement has arrived.

Re: The monster in the basement has arrived.

PostBy: DePippo79 On: Mon Aug 12, 2013 5:08 pm

I don't know what the btu output is, but the firepot is 18 inches wide by 11 inches deep. Lined with refractory cement so a little smaller now. Yesterday when I was trying it out, I put about 20lbs. of coal in it and the stove was running between 400 and 600 degrees for 4 hours depending on how I played with the air and draft. Matt
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Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Oak 40, Stanley Argand No. 30, Stanley Argand No. 20 missing parts.
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Re: The monster in the basement has arrived.

PostBy: wsherrick On: Mon Aug 12, 2013 5:33 pm

The indirect back pipe works as you described. It basically makes the exhaust heat go down one half of the pipe, make a U turn at the bottom then go all the way back up to then go out. It is a simple addition to the stove that makes a big difference in how it works with coal. It raises the thermal efficiency of the stove by at least 15%, possibly more; during its optimal operating range. That adds up to a significant savings in coal consumption.
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Re: The monster in the basement has arrived.

PostBy: k9 Bara On: Mon Aug 12, 2013 5:49 pm

I know I'm late but it looks fantastic! :)
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Re: The monster in the basement has arrived.

PostBy: NWBuilder On: Mon Aug 12, 2013 5:56 pm

Very, very nice. Best of luck with that beauty!!
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Coal Size/Type: Burning Pea anthracite

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