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Friday, December 18, 2015

New Design Preview: Modified Designs

We are still working on our designs and changes to our beta designs. Thanks to everyone who responded to our Design Preview and Survey!

We had almost 600 surveys and over 1700 comments so far on our beta designs. The Tall Shaker design has elicited the most number of comments and questions. Based on those comments, we have new previews of a few potential design changes. The stoves have been digitally placed in a home setting to help give a better visual perspective.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Changing the art on your Ideal Steel Hybrid

Changing the art designs on your Ideal Steel Hybrid is quick and easy. If you would like to change the theme on your stove at any time, the video below will show you how simple the process is.
Keep in mind, if you order new designs you can also get them in different colors to give a different look.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

New Hybrid Dimensions and Specifications

These are projected dimensions and specifications for our new steel hybrid.  They won’t change much, but as noted below don’t build a hearth or install a chimney thimble based on these specifications.  EPA testing is scheduled to begin in 3 weeks, with UL testing (clearances) following immediately thereafter.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

"V-Dubbing" Proposed Test Protocols

The video below shows the “endpoint” of a high burn, according to a new draft protocol industry has suggested for cordwood testing.  This “endpoint” would also be the “start-point” for medium and low burn cordwood tests.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Cordwood High Burn Test Data

Below is data from 2 Cordwood High Burns (which followed the Cordwood Cold Starts on 11/24 and 11/27 – see previous posts).  These are R & D Tests.

Each load was about 25 lbs. (in a 2.5 cu. ft. firebox).  The fuel was all Hard Maple with average moisture content of 22%.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Answers to questions about cold starts

Here are answers to a few of the questions asked about our cold start post:

1. Are you using special kindling or fire-starter?
No, we generally use the same hemlock 1x4s that we use to crate stoves.  We get the same results if we split test wood (+ 22% moisture maple) into kindling and shavings, but the 1x4s are easier and faster.  The keys are surface area, and some elevation (i.e closer to the fireback is better).