dhansen wrote:The Glenwood 114, 116 and 118 Modern Oaks with a complete and functional back pipe is one of the better alternatives. This is my first year burning coal and I'm very happy (OK< totally in love with) my 116. I've also got a No.6 Baseburner project that I'll eventually have going and will get a first hand comparison between the two types of stove.
What is real difference between Glenwood #6 Baseburner and the 114 and 116 or 118?
The Glenwood Modern Oak 112,114,116, and 118 are not base heaters.
While they have a back pipe similar to the #6 and #8 base heaters, their flue gases only travel down the front half of that back pipe, turn under a baffle plate, and back up the rear half to get to the chimney. The base casting that supports the weight of the back pipe on the Modern Oaks is not open to the stove's base. So, there is no additional heating of the stove base by flue gases like the base heaters do.