March 3, 2014
White birch cordwood. Large wood, top ignition
57.2 lbs including 4.0 lbs kindling
Stack temperature corrected for height.
Pisla HTT 602 door, 22" wide
Austrian eco firebox, see http://www.heatkit.com/research/lopez-2014-03-01.html
Custom air frame, setup "D"
Rear grate closed
Condar Spreadsheet Results
(includes detailed fueling data)
Animation, 5 minute intervals. Top ignition. Sequence extended to 140 minutes.
See burn videos, below.
TESTO Excel data file
Testo gas graph, entire cyle
Burn was ended at 3 hours with coals still in the firebox. Note O2 jump at end of graph.
Very large soot spike upon lighting 4 lbs of poplar kindling at top of pile. The Condar filter was plugged at 27 minutes.
The Condar was left running at full power, the filter was not exchanged. Therefore actual PM value would be slightly higher,
judging from the opacity graph. Filter was surprisingly light, indicating pure soot with no volatiles.
Stacked in firebox
Note the smoke coming from the front of the pile. It does not really show up on the
This page was updated on March 4, 2014
This page was created on March 3, 2014