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Old 12-31-2018, 11:50 AM
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CO2 is Carbon Dioxide

CO is Carbon Monoxide

Which one is a product of incomplete combustion?

Good catch... my bad. Got ahead of myself.
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I'm a nationally certified solid fuel burning appliance specialist. I've worked on thousands of wood burning appliances. I hold a degree in biology with a concentration in dendrology (tree study) and a minor in chemistry. I also have nearly 30 years of experience in building and construction. I'm factory trained on the installation, use, and service by some of the titans in the industry including Napoleon, SBI, Vermont, US Stove, Earthcore, Firerock, Empire, and IHP.

15-20% moisture is the standard in the industry. Do not burn wood that has more than 20% moisture. The best way to determine moisture content is to use a moisture meter. When I first learned about this, my assumption was such that dead fall would probably be very dry. What I learned was that dead fall holds more moisture than you might think. Wood doesn't really dry properly unless it's been split and seasoned for about a year or so. It could take less time, but again, a moisture meter will tell you when it's ready.

Yes you can burn wood with more moisture than 20%. You are just being inefficient. Water has a high specific heat and for that reason, absorbs a tremendous amount of energy as it changes from liquid to gas. What this means is that during the combustion process, water is forced to transition from liquid to steam, that steam takes all of that absorbed heat and leaves the house through the termination cap.

If you are set in your ways and you are one of them old timers around here who say "I've been doing it my way and my way works, and there's no reason to change"....then God Bless my friend.

If you are open to learning more, here is a great site I have referred others to many times.

https://woodheat.org/


Well I'm really impressed but for crying out loud we're talking about a possible emergency where a guy might want to jury rig a stove for emergency heat. That's a long way from the newest most efficient catalyst equipped wood stove and wood that might not be at the peak of efficiency.


And I'm quite aware of the utmost efficiency of various woods and the newest stoves.
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I'm a nationally certified solid fuel burning appliance specialist. I've worked on thousands of wood burning appliances. I hold a degree in biology with a concentration in dendrology (tree study) and a minor in chemistry. I also have nearly 30 years of experience in building and construction. I'm factory trained on the installation, use, and service by some of the titans in the industry including Napoleon, SBI, Vermont, US Stove, Earthcore, Firerock, Empire, and IHP.
I bet you're the only one who cares, too.
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I bet you're the only one who cares, too.

Now, be nice.
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