Sunny Boy wrote:On my Glenwood #6 bh, the underside of the base pan is 5-1/2 inches from the floor.
Mine is the first of Wilson's welded plate steel pans, so I'm not 100% sure it's exactly the same depth as an original, but it's very close to proportions to base pans I've seen in pictures.
He did say that the floor under the stove very hot to the point he was concerned, so he layered shielding under it using heavy gauge sheet aluminum on top of spacers.
Base pan is 18 x 18 with about 45 degree sloping sides to 2-1/2 inch deep. From the firepot top edge - the barrel is 16 inch id x 20 inch straight cylinder - with 3 inches more height up into the cast iron semi-domed top.
The distance from the Modern Oak 118 back pipe base casting, down to the floor, is several inches higher than that. Both 118's are out in my sand blast booth now. If you need the exact measurement, and barrel measurements, let me know.
thanks for the replys so far.
Paul, you read me exactly and i figure the volume of the base chamber of the #6 to be just under .50 c.f. that would make it about 1/5 the volume of the cylinder above the fire pot. cylinder volume about 2.67 c.f. base chamber about .468 c.f.
this may not be accurate enough though because it doesn't include the internal volume of the flow path from the cylinder down into the base chamber and back to the exhaust collar, that is all radiant surface and should be included in the volume of the base chamber to my thinking.
the area above the firepot in my stove is about 3.22 c.f. the projected base chamber is currently about 1.08 c.f. or roughly 1/3 that of the upper stove area. this is what i'm trying to calibrate and why i'd like numbers i can figure volume of upper stove and base chambers from.
i seem to have estimated the floor spacing of bigger stoves to be in the 8" and above realm fairly well.
i would really like to see the same #'s for the 118 if it's not a big hassle.
i would also love to see this type of #'s for a # 8, and any large full suspended firepot type stove.
steamshovel, as far as i can figure the base chamber on your stove is roughly 1/3 the volume of the cylinder above the firepot too.