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2014 Heater Fuel Tests at Shawville

Test HK-M17
February 13, 2014

Scroll to bottom of page for exensive video documentation

White birch 3.5"x3.5" crib,
33.5 lbs including 3.4 lbs kindling
15.7% moisure
ASTM spec for crib stacking
Stack temperature corrected for height.

Pisla HTT 602 door, 22" wide
Custom air frame, setup "C"
Rear grate reduced 50%,

Repeat run of HK-M14

HK-M14:   bottom ignition   2.41g/kg PM     46.77g/kg CO      71.14 efficiency
HK-M16:   side ignition        1.37g/kg PM     35.17g/kg CO      71.41 efficiency
HK-M17:    bottom ignition  2.60g/kg PM     53.46g/kg CO      70.24 efficiency

Condar Spreadsheet Results
Condar Spreadsheet Results

Condar Spreadsheet (includes detailed fueling data)

Animation,  5 minute intervals. Note the very smokey start upon lighting the kindling.

gas analysis
Flue gas
- from lighting kindling underneath crib. 

TESTO Excel data file

Testo graph
Testo gas graph, entire cyle

Opacity graph. Very dirty start, visible in the time lapse sequence above.

For comparison, above is the opacity graph from HK-M14, of which this is a repeat run, exept 3.4 lbs kindling instead of 3.75 lbs


Condar filter loaded up and required an additional filter, very unusual.

fuel load
Fuel load.

Burn sequence

This page was updated on February 19, 2014
This page was created on February 13, 2014