Originally Posted by Pblais
Yes, it's not as cold here but I don't see that it makes that much difference. I really can't operate the stove at a setting higher than maybe 4 (on a 1 to 9 scale) continuously without it getting excessively hot. That would be in water
that is 45 degrees F. The air temp make be a small factor but the water
temperature is where the serious cold comes from.
Paul, this might explain things a lot. It's 40 degrees out today for me. The diesel
heater has no trouble heating
my living space at this temperature. It's when it gets below freezing that you start feeling the effects. Specifically, as it dips below 20, it really gets cold.
So... if your water is 45, maybe that means you only need the 16,000 btu or less (lower settings) to keep warm. I'm toasty warm today at 40 degrees on setting number 2.
Air temp is a large factor for my current
application, so imagine your boat sitting in 17 degree water (with antifreeze
in the water I suppose - ha ha). This weekend, it's supposed to get down to 10. I hope the new wood stove arrives before then!
What surprises me is: Isn't this Dickinson
made in Canada
? Isn't it cold up there??? Maybe they intend it as a spring/fall heater.