Glenwood Base Heater No. 8 Just Delivered

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Post Wed. Sep. 05, 2012 6:39 pm

vfw3439 wrote:I did a lot of research on Glenwood Base Heaters and was going to get a #6. When the time came to order it a #8 came available and was only $200 more. I had a private conversation with William and he said "grab it", It is better to run the #8 at a lower temp then to have to run the #6 harder with a higher temp.
It is really strange to see how every part on the #8 is just a little bigger than the #6. The 18" fire pot is huge.
Yep that a good way to go as it will heat your whole house on cruise and when we get theose weeks below zero that are inevitable you'll have the horsepower to match it. I know what you mean about the pot, My Glenwood has a 16" pot and it holds twice what the stove it replaced could. It will be the same for me as far as cruising for most of the time. I have a Glenwood cookstove in the kitchen too for added omph.


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Post Sat. Sep. 08, 2012 9:09 am

SteveZee wrote:
vfw3439 wrote:I did a lot of research on Glenwood Base Heaters and was going to get a #6. When the time came to order it a #8 came available and was only $200 more. I had a private conversation with William and he said "grab it", It is better to run the #8 at a lower temp then to have to run the #6 harder with a higher temp.
It is really strange to see how every part on the #8 is just a little bigger than the #6. The 18" fire pot is huge.
Yep that a good way to go as it will heat your whole house on cruise and when we get theose weeks below zero that are inevitable you'll have the horsepower to match it. I know what you mean about the pot, My Glenwood has a 16" pot and it holds twice what the stove it replaced could. It will be the same for me as far as cruising for most of the time. I have a Glenwood cookstove in the kitchen too for added omph.
Well I hate to be the dissenting voice on this one... But.... a correctly sized stove is better than a stove too large. Don't forget that the heating season starts with little heat needed and ends with little heat needed. The ability to run putting out very little heat is also useful to be able to run your stove longer, both by starting it up sooner and letting it go out later. This past winter was a good example, the spring was a long drawn out up and down -to warm to run the stove and then colder needing the heat again - springtime. I wished I could have run my stove at about 50* on the side wall, that would have allowed me to not stop it and start it several times this past spring. I actually got the stove to run down close to 125* for days without going out. But that was still not cool enough several times this past spring...

That all being said, you're going to love your #8. It is going to heat your house like you never experienced with your pellet stove. Cold you will not be... But, you will also be learning the tricks of that stove in the shoulder months of how low you can idle it. That will take you some time to figure out, but it's fun (at least for me it was)...

dj

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Post Mon. Sep. 10, 2012 4:04 pm

I'm getting 6 tons of stove size bulk coal delivered on Thursday. There is. a chill in the air today here in Mass.
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Post Mon. Sep. 10, 2012 6:44 pm

vfw3439 wrote:I'm getting 6 tons of stove size bulk coal delivered on Thursday. There is. a chill in the air today here in Mass.
Good deal Chad. That's what I have ordered too. My 6 tons is 4 stove mixed with 2 nut because I also have a Glenwood cookstove in the kitchen that likes nut. I can heat my 2500 or so sq feet with 5 ton and a little extra so 6 gives me a little cushion for a colder winter.

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Post Mon. Sep. 10, 2012 11:17 pm

SteveZee wrote:
vfw3439 wrote:I'm getting 6 tons of stove size bulk coal delivered on Thursday. There is. a chill in the air today here in Mass.
Good deal Chad. That's what I have ordered too. My 6 tons is 4 stove mixed with 2 nut because I also have a Glenwood cookstove in the kitchen that likes nut. I can heat my 2500 or so sq feet with 5 ton and a little extra so 6 gives me a little cushion for a colder winter.
Steve,
How many years have you been using the GW 116?
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Post Tue. Sep. 11, 2012 8:31 am

I just got it this year Chad. You can see the thread here where I refurbed it. My "New" Glenwood Modern Oak 116

The GW 208C I've had for 20 some years most of that as a wood burner. Two years ago when I got some coal grates for it and made a refractory firebox for it, I decided to try and get off the oil all together and bought a Star Herald cylinder for the middle chimney. These two worked pretty well in tandem (or seperately) down to about the low teens/single digit temps and then the little 10" Herald couldn't keep up. So I decided to get the MO116 as a fairly major step up and figured that my coal consumption should remain almost the same due to the 116 being able to do the job longer by itself. In the dead of winter, I'm sure they'll both be going though due to the layout of the house. The whole kitchen/sunporch area was an add on to the original house.
Last year I used all of 5 tons and maybe another 400-500lbs in bags after the bulk was gone. We had a long chilly spring though. I feel pretty confident that 6 tons is the number for me.

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Post Tue. Sep. 11, 2012 8:36 am

dlj wrote:
SteveZee wrote: Yep that a good way to go as it will heat your whole house on cruise and when we get theose weeks below zero that are inevitable you'll have the horsepower to match it. I know what you mean about the pot, My Glenwood has a 16" pot and it holds twice what the stove it replaced could. It will be the same for me as far as cruising for most of the time. I have a Glenwood cookstove in the kitchen too for added omph.
Well I hate to be the dissenting voice on this one... But.... a correctly sized stove is better than a stove too large. Don't forget that the heating season starts with little heat needed and ends with little heat needed. The ability to run putting out very little heat is also useful to be able to run your stove longer, both by starting it up sooner and letting it go out later. This past winter was a good example, the spring was a long drawn out up and down -to warm to run the stove and then colder needing the heat again - springtime. I wished I could have run my stove at about 50* on the side wall, that would have allowed me to not stop it and start it several times this past spring. I actually got the stove to run down close to 125* for days without going out. But that was still not cool enough several times this past spring...

That all being said, you're going to love your #8. It is going to heat your house like you never experienced with your pellet stove. Cold you will not be... But, you will also be learning the tricks of that stove in the shoulder months of how low you can idle it. That will take you some time to figure out, but it's fun (at least for me it was)...

dj
I hear you on that DJ, and it makes sense. For me, having the two allows me some flexibility in running a single stove at a given weather situation. With three chimneys in the house and the 116 on the middle one (I have a Jotel Allagash propane on the far chim) it gives me flexibility to mix and match stoves to suit until full on winter when both coalers are full time. I also have the oil steam boiler (brand new one) in the basement for backup when traveling. I'm a true multi fuel set up but 95% of that will be coal.

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Post Mon. Sep. 17, 2012 8:53 am

We had 6 tons of great quality bulk anthracite delivered on Sept 11th. I had plenty of room as our barn is 120 ft long x 30 ft wide. I will put some photos of the coal bins I built last week.
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Post Mon. Sep. 17, 2012 9:58 am

Excellent Chad! That's a nice feeling having the winter's fuel in the barn ready to go. Mine's due this month sometime too. Did you go with stove size? I'd imagine so for the #8. I got a mix of 4 stove 2 nut because my cook stove likes the nut.

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Post Mon. Sep. 17, 2012 4:28 pm

Very Good. It might be cool enough to light a small fire by next week. Even if it isn't really cold enough yet to light it, give in to your desire to do so. I know you can't wait to see how it works. You should open the windows during the first fire anyway, because the paint on the stove will smoke and smell. After the paint has cured you will not have to deal with that again.

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Post Wed. Jan. 02, 2013 1:20 pm

Hey guys,
new to the site, but I have been admiring the Glenwood #6 or #8 for some time now. I think I want to pull the trigger on one and I have a question.

I have a 2500 sq ft. ranch with a 50% full basement 50% crawl space basement (under the bedrooms/bathrooms). I would like to install the glenwood in the basement to heat the entire home.

1. Am I expecting too much out of the glen wood to heat the entire house with just radiant-through the floor heating?
2. Should I cut vents into the floors and use a fan to distribute the heat ?
Or am I underestimating this stove?

Thanks I really appreciate any help. Also big thanks to wsherrick for posting that very imformative YouTube video series on his glenwood. Is his in the basement as well?

Thanks,
-Steve

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Post Wed. Jan. 02, 2013 3:15 pm

Depends on the layot of he house, the position of the stove and chimney, how well the house is insulated etc... Is that 2500 including the basement 50% basement? The stove on the main living floor would heat that sized space and still might do but need more specifics.

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Post Wed. Jan. 02, 2013 7:36 pm

Hey EZ,
Welcome to the forum and welcome to the Glenwoods, they are great stoves and pretty easy on the eyes too !

I used a No 6 last year in my unfinished basement to heat my 2 story house pretty well with, last year wasn't that cold here though but I doubt it would have mattered much if it was colder. I also don't have carpet here it's all hardwood and the heat would warm the floors throughout very well. I will miss the warm floors this year since I moved the 6 to the first floor, but I still have a few items to finish before running it for any length of time but so far it made the house too warm with the stove at 200*, I hope my nickel trim rings move the air a lot more throughout when I get them back from replating later this month.

William has influenced a lot of us with those videos and I still enjoy going back and watching them. The videos show his No 6 in the basement if I'm not mistaken.
Keith V
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Post Thu. Jan. 03, 2013 2:28 am

ez2remember wrote:Hey guys,
new to the site, but I have been admiring the Glenwood #6 or #8 for some time now. I think I want to pull the trigger on one and I have a question.

I have a 2500 sq ft. ranch with a 50% full basement 50% crawl space basement (under the bedrooms/bathrooms). I would like to install the glenwood in the basement to heat the entire home.

1. Am I expecting too much out of the glen wood to heat the entire house with just radiant-through the floor heating?
2. Should I cut vents into the floors and use a fan to distribute the heat ?
Or am I underestimating this stove?

Thanks I really appreciate any help. Also big thanks to wsherrick for posting that very imformative YouTube video series on his glenwood. Is his in the basement as well?

Thanks,
-Steve
Congratulations on your New Glenwood. You got the big boy. That will easily heat your home if it is placed in the right spot. If you can put it upstairs I would. Yes, my No 6 is in the basement, but; that is living area (I am there right now) and my house has an open floor plan for easy heat circulation. I also have a small Glenwood Base Heater in my living room to round off the very, very cold days.
Thank you for watching the videos. I am deeply humbled when people take the time to watch them.

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Post Thu. Jan. 03, 2013 9:21 am

Thanks for the input everybody! It is really appreciated.

My house is essentially an open floor plan with hardwood floors throughout. It is 2500 sq ft excluding the basement. The basement is essentially a full unfinished basement, but half of it has 8' ceilings and the other half is a crawl space with approx 4' ceiling.

The layout is fairly open with the exception of the bedrooms that are all at the end of a hallway.

William, I haven't gotten the glenwood quite yet. Im still researching all my options and possible places to put it.
Thanks again,
-Steve


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