Felix 221 is coming

Re: Felix 221 is coming

PostBy: firebug On: Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:24 am

preventec47 wrote:
The top hat folds back on hinges to reveal a hole that must be for placement
of small pots.

I wish mine came with hinges, but the top of mine has to be lifted off the stove... but where would you put a scorching hot 20lbs piece of iron?! So it stays on all the time & I don´t ever use my second hot plate!

It is surprisingly heavy to be so small. My guess is the weight to be
90kg or 200 pounds.

That sounds reasonable, mine is approx. 260lbs without the doors, grates and the dome-shaped top... they were built to last, not like todays trashy products that fall apart after 5-10years

It is difficult for me to search german language internet for Felix so I would
appreciate if you could google for Felix41 to see if you find anything.


I´ll see what I can find, but don´t expect too much - antique stoves are not "en vogue" in Germany because of our tight environmental legislation...

Another thing about these tall skinny stoves, It makes me think that
these stoves burn hot much like the recently popular ROCKET stoves
that are being spread throughout the world because they are so
efficient at burning the smoke very well.


I see one obstacle to perfect combustion of wood: there is no secondary air on these small stoves... so all your combustion air travels through the fire - I am affraid the volatiles require more oxygen OVER the fire to burn off propperly. but that´s just guessing!

I´ll see if I can find anything on your stove :notsure:
Mark
firebug
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Felix 141 by Ludwigshütte, Germany (1914)
Coal Size/Type: Lignite Briquettes, Anthracite
Other Heating: natural gas hydronic heating

Re: Felix 221 is coming

PostBy: firebug On: Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:00 am

so... a brief search lead to nothing substantial - sorry :(

but what kind of info are you looking for? maybe I - or somebody else- could help/assist...

if coal is difficult to get by in GA, take alook at the bark-logs I found: maybe they are an alternative?
http://www.woodyproducts.co.uk/p/30/lon ... y-products

concerning wood in that stove: I think its strengh as a heater comes from the ability to build up a high bed of coals
inside the stove (actually almost all the way up to where the smoke exits), I see no way of doing that with wood, to be honest.
I imagine it will still put out a lot of heat, but I am not convinced in terms of controling the fire and burntimes... let alone a particlarly clean burn!
do you want it as supplementary heat source in your family room or do you mean to use it 24/7 as your only source of heat?
firebug
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Felix 141 by Ludwigshütte, Germany (1914)
Coal Size/Type: Lignite Briquettes, Anthracite
Other Heating: natural gas hydronic heating

Re: Felix 221 is coming

PostBy: blrman07 On: Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:12 am

Burning bark has been a mainstay in the paper making industry pretty much since the inception of the paper mill. They got a lot of bark and burn it in specially designed boilers to make steam for the paper making machinery. It will burn. Just don't expect it to have the same btu content of a solid wood log of the same size.
blrman07
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Bucket a Day
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Econo 1 stove
Coal Size/Type: Rice in the LL and anything that will fit in the Bucket a Day. It's not fussy.

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