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Re: Wood Consumption vs. Application
« Reply #30 on: January 28, 2015, 07:28:18 PM »

Yep you could probably knock a chord or two off that with more insulation.
Where are you??? avg outside temp??

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Re: Wood Consumption vs. Application
« Reply #31 on: January 29, 2015, 04:29:00 PM »

3800 sq ft Colonial in Connecticut. 150ft run from the house. approx. 15 cord for the season Oct-April. House is 70 degrees. Pool is going on the Woodmaster in April this year so anticipating burning more.
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Re: Wood Consumption vs. Application
« Reply #32 on: January 30, 2015, 09:22:08 AM »

I got the same stove [4400] heating a total main floor and basement area of 3200sq ft.  on 5 or 6 4x8x4' cords.
And it's colder here????????? near north Ontario.

Kinda strange,, are you burning hard wood [128 cubic feet]??
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Re: Wood Consumption vs. Application
« Reply #33 on: January 30, 2015, 08:34:04 PM »

KK,I just ran some quick math.  To make your setup look more astonishing we will go with your stated "5 cords /year".  That's 15 face cords / 7 months.  Roughly 1 face cord/2weeks.  1/4 face cord per 3.5 days or 1/16th of a face cord per day.  Being generous and for easy math that's 3 cubic feet of wood per day or roughly (1)14" roundx3'long to heat your house for 24 hours. 

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I wish I could get by on that little of wood!
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Re: Wood Consumption vs. Application
« Reply #34 on: January 30, 2015, 09:29:56 PM »

century old 1 1/2 story home that I have added a couple of rooms to and reinsulated and added new windows. All in all this home is now fairly well insulated in my opinion

basement is heated as well

basement is 1600 square feet
1st floor is 1600 square feet
second floor is 1000 square feet

42 hundred total if that's how you count it? (plus domestic hot water for just me and the wife)

I live 20 miles south of Lake huron and 30 miles east of port Huron Michigan (yep, Canada eh)

I normally burn around 10 cords of mixed dead wood of elm and ash (some that comes from the forest floor and would be considered junk and is punky)

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Re: Wood Consumption vs. Application
« Reply #35 on: January 31, 2015, 06:59:59 AM »

Sluggo
If I embellished it a bit in your mind,, sorry 8)
It was an guesstimate based on my usage for the last season and part of this season.
Your setup is different,, you burn more?
Slim burns more also??
Not everyone is gonna burn what you consider to be the right amount of wood.

It has not been two full seasons for us,,,and the totals are rough.
We heat for 6 months not 7 and use 5 or 6 cords of wood.
A cord a month[ rough] ,,more in Jan.,, less in April.
I had roughly 6 cords piled and it's half burned.
I did not mic the pile
Thats Nov Dec Jan so 3 mo. left
Right now we are -25 c /10f  I'm putting in two heaping  wheel barrows a 24 hour period.
-25 and 1 heaping wheelbarrow goes an easy 12 hours.
I'm still on track to burn 6 cords by late April.
If it's more I will post it.  :bag:

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Re: Wood Consumption vs. Application
« Reply #36 on: January 31, 2015, 07:37:14 AM »

1400 sq. ranch with 800 sq. ft finished in walkout basement.  DHW, 140ft loop of 1"pex, Central Michigan, only 2 months of usage under my belt and averaging approx 1 bush cord of white ash per month.
Sluggo
Shreks numbers are similar and in line with what I'm burning.
I use all seasoned hard woods,,lots of maple.

As a side note, which is probably a contributor factor to the wood consumption ,my DHW was not in the mix, until yesterday.
My owb went directly to my FFF with a side loop to my DHWT ...it did not work properly [it assisted] until We switched out the plate for a sidearm.
Consumption may go up due to this.????

Sluggo you did not post your usage,, just picked at others?? ;)



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Re: Wood Consumption vs. Application
« Reply #37 on: January 31, 2015, 11:06:12 AM »

KK, I have never used a side arm but I would think you are correct with the constant circulation and use more wood but dont think it is going to amount to a significatn amout, do you?
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Re: Wood Consumption vs. Application
« Reply #38 on: January 31, 2015, 12:23:23 PM »

Shrek
No not much more, but I'm trying to get my guestimate of 5 to 6 cords,, to add up.
The way these things are supposedly plumbed is,, OWB to DHW, and then to your FFF ,,and back,, making a single circuit.
Mine has a separate DHW circuit, off the main loop .
It did not work well and only warmed the DW .[with 10 plate x]
We swapped in a sidearm and it's Xmas,, lottsa, real hot water. :thumbup:

The single loop, as above, through the DHW may take extra wood depending on your hot water usage??
My main 1" pex loop does not go directly into the DHW.

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Re: Wood Consumption vs. Application
« Reply #39 on: January 31, 2015, 05:28:28 PM »

Interesting, my loop goes right to the 30 plate hx and then to the forced air furnace water to air hx.  Earlier today I ran the hot water for a few minutes then checked the water temp into and out of the DHW hx and found that when a large demand is there it takes nearly 15 degrees out of the boiler water.  I was surprised but normally the demand for both at the same time is hit or miss and the house stays at 72-73.  I definitely have no complaints.  Actually had to start loading less wood this week as temp were in the low 30s.  Was not gettting a good burn, leaving alot of "lump charcoal".
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Re: Wood Consumption vs. Application
« Reply #40 on: January 31, 2015, 06:07:21 PM »

Interesting, my loop goes right to the 30 plate hx and then to the forced air furnace water to air hx.  Earlier today I ran the hot water for a few minutes then checked the water temp into and out of the DHW hx and found that when a large demand is there it takes nearly 15 degrees out of the boiler water.  I was surprised.

So, if things are plumbed in a single circuit, as yours is, you may consume a little extra wood.
Not saying this is why I seem to burn a little less than average, but could be a factor.
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Re: Wood Consumption vs. Application
« Reply #41 on: February 01, 2015, 07:00:12 AM »

2500 sq feet that is cellar and living space all radiant heat plus a attic that stays at 65ish. 2x4 walls, new windows, doors, insulation and caulking. We keep the house 78-82 degrees and the bathroom hot enough so you almost pass out when you poop. I started out about 15 to 17 cord a year when we first moved in 07. Put all new everything in this house and a new run of logstor in 2 years ago. I am looking at 8-9 cord this year. Next year will be better will have all seasoned wood for the fist time I have 23 cord in the yard and 30 trees or more that are blow-downs from the hurricane last year plus I will have the cellar finished. It just keeps getting better.
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Re: Wood Consumption vs. Application
« Reply #42 on: February 01, 2015, 07:49:59 AM »

Are you SURE it's the heat that is making you want to pass out?
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Re: Wood Consumption vs. Application
« Reply #43 on: February 01, 2015, 07:56:30 AM »

   so you almost pass out when you poop.

Bud and Chili will do that!!
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Re: Wood Consumption vs. Application
« Reply #44 on: February 02, 2015, 07:36:51 AM »

The way my wood is going down now,, I may have to raise my consumption estimate from 5/6  to 6/ 7
I'm using double what I was in NOV/Dec but March is around the corner.
Sorry for any confusion.[or embellishment] it was not intended


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