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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

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            ...Through The Wood...

            “ Over the River and Through the Wood” is a famous line from “The New-England Boy’s Song about Thanksgiving Day”.  The poem was originally published in the book “Flowers for Children”, depicting a story about a family riding in a sleigh on their way to
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            Grandfather’s house for a Thanksgiving dinner.  The poem weaves a scene of a child’s delight for the fun and festivities of the season.

            Our November Steal of the Month will delight your family with artwork of the season; a full moon shining down on a cozy homestead in the woods, a buck nearby in the birch trees with newly fallen snow; all images that surely capture the essence of the season.

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            You and your family will enjoy the more than 60,000 BTU’s of heat output that our Ideal Steel Hybrid provides, while watching the red and gold flames of the fire. Your Ideal Steel Hybrid wood stove is not only warming your home, but it is also super efficient and has exceptionally low emissions.

            Enjoy your holiday season by enhancing your home with our November Steal of the Month “Through
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            the Wood” artwork collection on your new Ideal Steel Hybrid wood stove.  Warm up your home with while saving money on this special offer.  Our customer service representatives are ready to answer any questions or take an order. You can call us Monday through Saturday 9-5 Eastern time at 1-800-866-4344.

            Don’t wait, when November is gone, this special deal will be ‘over the river and through the wood’.






            Wednesday, November 1, 2017

            Navajo Testing is Complete!

            Navajo Beta Stove
            A little over a year ago, we started working on a design for a clean-burning wood/coal stove for use in the Navajo Nation, located at the “4 corners” where Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah meet.  In February, 2017, we installed a series of “beta” stoves in Navajo homes on the reservation, as well as test homes here in New Hampshire.  An early test model is pictured here.  The stove has undergone significant changes, which we will detail in subsequent posts.

            We finished with the design development last summer, and recently completed testing for EPA certification, and a listing to UL 1482.  Those test reports have been submitted, and we hope to have approvals before the end of the year.

            The stove is a hybrid wood stove (with secondary combustion and a catalyst), and an underfire coal stove (with significant secondary combustion).  Part of the design challenge was converting the airflow from wood to coal.  
            Model of Airflow in the Navajo Coal/Wood Stove
            The average weighted emissions for wood was 1.048 grams per hour, with efficiency of 79.43%.  Average emissions with coal was 4.95 grams/hour, with efficiency of 59.7%.  We sacrificed quite a bit of efficiency to clean up the coal emissions.

            It is a small stove, with a firebox of just 1.15 cubic feet and heat output of 15,332 – 27,294 BTU/hr burning wood, and 7,741 – 10,189 BTU/hr burning coal.


            More details in the coming days...