BTU ratings on antique stoves.

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Post by ASea » Wed. Nov. 23, 2022 2:20 pm

Curious if any of our more analytical members ever came up with BTU ratings for antique stoves? Or maybe based on fire pot sizes? Currently I have a Coal Chubby, obviously not an antique but rated around 60-70btu I imagine a Glenwood Modern Oak 114 would be similar?

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Post by Sunny Boy » Wed. Nov. 23, 2022 10:05 pm

There have been discussions about antique stove BTU.

Without expensive lab testing, the best way is to measure how many pounds of coal burned over a measured time period. Then a guessing game as to what the heat transfer efficiency of the stove is.

Without being able to measure efficiency everything else is useless. That pretty much ends the discussion.


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