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  # 2058950 19-Jul-2018 18:42
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Good to see you no longer store your wood around and against the fire ;).

 

I remember seeing your video on YT when you first installed it.


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  # 2059060 19-Jul-2018 21:42
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I think mine is about twenty minutes before I start the downdraft, but I am using a different model.  I usually make sure there is no ash around the down-pipe, and actually place two semi-intermediate sized pieces of wood at the front and back of the top section, then use about 12 pieces of Solid Energy type kindling in a lattice pattern then pop a little lucifer/firestarter in the middle of the structure.  Lazily I put a couple more intermediate sized pieces of wood (usually light pine or poplar) on top of the structure but being sure to leave air space.  I light the lucifer, then leave the door in an ajar position.

 

I think the kindling is usually burnt to a bright embers and the intermediate pieces of wood are well alight and on their way and I close the door to activate the downdraft.  It is usually about twenty minutes, and I don't really use the LED light as a guide though this could already be green for a bit already.  Depending on how lazy I am, I might pop more wood in before I pop the downdraft down, but it just depends.

 

It took a bit of trial and error at the start, but I mostly have it down, but I think it'll take a little while before you get used to what works best or when you think the downdraft should be initiated.  Depending on what wood I have the routine can change a little.

 

This is on a Ferva Saturn, so the door closing and downdraft activation is pretty much in the same movement.

 

Yann

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 




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  # 2059063 19-Jul-2018 21:47
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Yann...how loud is the fan in your Saturn? We installed one several months ago...fan seems to be very loud.

 

 

 

yann:

 

 

 

This is on a Ferva Saturn, so the door closing and downdraft activation is pretty much in the same movement.

 

Yann

 

 

 

 

 


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  # 2059130 20-Jul-2018 07:44
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Is it worthwhile using a stove fan on an uleb fire or do they get too hot. The Peltier ones may die above 350 C though the Stirling one should be okay.

I believe they use Peltier modules to generate the power for USB charging though the stove ones I've seen only do 3V.

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  # 2060817 23-Jul-2018 09:32
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I saw this video on using a pellet tray inside a standard wood burner http://www.azwood.co.nz/Pellet+Tray.html

 

Any reason not to use one inside a ULEB if you don't block the central downdraft opening?


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  # 2062319 25-Jul-2018 14:25
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Another question, can you use a stove kettle ontop of the top plate of your ULEB?

 

Apparently mine doesn't get hot enough to boil water using one of these kettles but the room gets really hot. 


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  # 2062321 25-Jul-2018 14:26
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I doubt my Mystique gets hot enough for a pot. I'm sure I can touch the top plate.


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  # 2062323 25-Jul-2018 14:33
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That's interesting.  So, is most of the heat generated in the secondary combustion chamber so it doesn't get to heat the top plate?  Do you have a stove thermometer to measure the temperatures of the plate and flue?


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  # 2062325 25-Jul-2018 14:35
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I have an aliexpress temp laser. Not sure how good it is.


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  # 2062331 25-Jul-2018 14:39
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Did you try it on the stove already?


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  # 2062335 25-Jul-2018 14:50
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No. I'll give it a go tonight.


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  # 2062874 26-Jul-2018 11:01
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How did it go?

 

And I also bought a stove fan to use with my Cromwell.  Looks like I'll have to get rid of it now if the top can't even boil water frown


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  # 2062875 26-Jul-2018 11:02
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Can't find it. Somewhere in the shed. :)

 

After being on for 2 hours I did touch the top, and I can palm-tap the top of the plate. It can't be hot enough to boil anything.


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  # 2062880 26-Jul-2018 11:13
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I guess that speaks to efficiency of these types of wood burners that the heat is forced into the room and not so much up the flue.


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  # 2062881 26-Jul-2018 11:14
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You definitely burn your hand touching the flue. yell Speaking from experience.


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