KingCoal wrote:yes, but the 12 x 14 area for the 1300 is in fact the firebox area not the critical grate area. the grate area of the 1300 is more properly 8 x 14.
yes as well to the idea of burning 8 #'s an hour, you might ONCE in an outdoor setting, but it would still prove difficult at best and the stove would surely never survive.
but, it's still useful to see how and where the manufacturers come up with these claims and how what is reasonable should be considered.
the whole "take 50% of the out put or sq.ft claim and if that is enough for your actual application then you are likely good to go" is proved out once again.
based on the input i am receiving and the calculated out come in the quote above i will not continue to consider the 1300.
the realization that it can only hope to achieve it's 50,000 BTU rating running WOT and fully consuming 8 #'s of coal per sq. ft. of grate area PER HOUR leaves it out of the question. expecting it to run at 25,000 BTU at anything less than 50% seems unlikely and i have not been able to uncover any comments about present owners running it under that , or at any particular setting for that matter.
to the stove shop tomorrow !