DS Energymax Plus 110 Stove

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LoschStoker
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: (New) Warm Morning 400A
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Stove/Furnace Make: Losch 350 130k BTU's
Stove/Furnace Model: DS Stoves 1500WH Short Lid
Location: Greencastle, PA.

Post Sat. Feb. 02, 2013 1:57 pm

I would like your feedback on the DS EnergyMax plus 110 stove.
A search didn't come up with much.
How well does it burn wood or coal, what are the stove pipe temps, how easy is it to regulate temps,
how long are your burns.

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lsayre
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Location: N/E Ohio, between Medina and Wadsworth

Post Sat. Feb. 02, 2013 2:10 pm

LoschStoker wrote:I would like your feedback on the DS EnergyMax plus 110 stove.
A search didn't come up with much.
How well does it burn wood or coal, what are the stove pipe temps, how easy is it to regulate temps,
how long are your burns.
What fuel do you intend to burn? Wood/Coal compromise stoves typically won't burn either fuel as well (or as efficiently) as dedicated stoves. DS EnergyMax stoves are relatively new, so it is doubtful if there will be a lot of feedback. Most of the people on this forum know that to burn coal (at least with respect to anthracite) effectively you must have dedicated coal burning equipment (or be prepared to modify your wood/coal equipment to in effect make it dedicated to anthracite), so you will find many DS Circulator and DS Basement stoves in use by forum members, as these are designed to be dedicated coal burning stoves.

PS: That's a nice looking Losch you have there.

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Post Sat. Feb. 02, 2013 6:18 pm

I think the coal/wood combo stoves are really ment to burn bituminous coal sense there is over fire air provided.

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Post Sat. Feb. 02, 2013 7:23 pm

DS Machine advertises the stove as burning Anthracite coal, in Egg, Stove, Nut, and Pea sizes. I looked at one in their shop and it appears to be fairly similar to the circulator stoves, with a few exceptions - stainless steel reburn tubes for secondary wood burn, a second row of firebrick, and no top loading door.

The overfire air would probably help if you wanted to try bituminous. I've been having great luck burning it in my DS1500 circulator. If you want the option to burn wood in addition to coal, I think the EnergyMax would be a good way to go.

I noticed your profile says south central PA. If you're not too far from the Lancaster area, I would highly recommend taking a trip over to DS Machine and checking the stoves out in person.

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Stove/Furnace Make: Losch 350 130k BTU's
Stove/Furnace Model: DS Stoves 1500WH Short Lid
Location: Greencastle, PA.

Post Sat. Feb. 02, 2013 10:23 pm

It's my understanding that there's a different setting or air control for the type of fuel used.
I guess I would use coal 75% wood 25%.
I thought about a Hitzer 50-93, but it wouldn't hold much wood and I would like something more efficient.
If you you can can look through the flue collar and see the fire box then that's a straight exit for the heat.
That's why the base burners are so efficient, the heat goes down and around then up and out.
Dean at Hitzer said it has to go straight out because of fly ash buildup.
I thought of buying a used Hitzer 50-93 and making it into a modified baseburner.
The DS EnergyMax I believe the heat goes between tubes down the right side then to the back so it can collect a lot of heat
before it gets to the chim.
Now I'm heating with a Englander NC30, it doesn't have grates and it's a pain.
The downdraft wood fired boiler, a couple hot air furnaces that I built had grates and automatic controls.
I guess I'm spoiled, throw the wood in and walk away.

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Post Mon. Feb. 04, 2013 7:11 am

If the air has to go down then back up that could be a great place for fly ash build up with coal. That could be a cleaning nightmare.

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LoschStoker
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: (New) Warm Morning 400A
Other Heating: Yukon Polar-Eagle II Multi Furnace
Stove/Furnace Make: Losch 350 130k BTU's
Stove/Furnace Model: DS Stoves 1500WH Short Lid
Location: Greencastle, PA.

Post Fri. Feb. 08, 2013 12:49 pm

That's easy
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