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Old 03-01-2008, 14:38   #1
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-24 deg F or -31 deg C!!!!! Heater news

Last night, I was up every 3 hours feeding the wood stove. Why?

It was -24 deg F!!!!! Yes, that is a minus sign and it does NOT include wind chill or any other alteration. That is actual mercury.

That was the best test ever of my Little Cod wood stove. I kept the interior at approx 65 degrees in -24 degrees outside temperature.

The temp varied widely from 40 deg to 70 deg, based on the level of the fire.

Thought this would be interesting input on the performance of the Little Cod wood stove. I was heating a 7' x 7' x 16' space with 1/2" of insulation.
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Old 03-01-2008, 16:31   #2
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Rather than duplicate the test I think we can take your word on it

How much wood did you use? We might as well get all the details now so no one here need do it again. In about 30 mph of wind that -24 translates to about -100 in wind chill. I know how cold that is. It's been +28 here with over 30 knots of wind. Cold enough for me.
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Head South my friend. Putting a stove to the test like that is kind of like testing a liferaft -- Its nice toknow it can/will do it but I'd rather not have a reason to do test it. Also b/c I had a RV in Montana remember that temps like that can freeze the waterlines (obvious) but also the waste lines (not so obvious).
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Aloha Sean,
I hope your celebrations for the holidays was wonderful. Your stove works great and I hope you don't run out of wood. Here in Hawaii we don't heat the houses. I do have a fireplace but it is mostly for decoration and drying things out. I cut down a Banyan tree a few years ago and am still feeding the Malmo when we get in the mood.
We know it is cold when the Coqui tree frogs quit singing at night. That happens at 55F. It hasn't happened yet since last winter but it was below 65F last night. Brrrr!!
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global warming strikes again
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Global warming? Sounds like Sean is going through a mini ice age

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OK - anyone want to calculate Sean's carbon footprint?
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Stay warm buddy! That is *seriously* cold!
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How much wood did you use? .
The Nav station, table, bunks, galley cupboards, floors, sails, keel, mast...... rotfl.


Move to the tropics! LOL
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