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2009 Heater Tests at Shawville

Test HK-K01
January 08/09

First test in K series, warmup run, cold heater
Large White Birch, 20% moisture
6 pieces, 4.5 lbs kindling
Cold heater, warm fuel, warm kindling
Pieces stacked in order of weight, with heaviest on bottom. Average piece weight 10.1 lbs
Kindling stacked in 3 stages, with newspaper in between, and on top. Lit from top. 12 pc newspaper total.
Slow start because of cold heater. Will try to repeat identical run tomorrow with warm heater.
Error - grate air control was closed for the whole run.

Animation HK-K
Animation, 2 minute intervals.

gas analysis
Flue gas

TESTO Excel data file


Condar Spreadsheet Results
Condar Spreadsheet Results

Condar Spreadsheet (includes detailed fueling data)

Fuel stack. Kindling is on the right side, layered with newspaper. Ignition from top of kindling

fuel pile
Fuel pieces, numbered 1 - 6 from left to right, heaviest to lightest piece.


This page was updated on January 18, 2010
This page was created on January 8, 2009