nightrow wrote:After being enormously informed on the subject, it seems that the most important is, for multiple reasons (pollution, clogging, consumption of wood), to make turn its stove "fully".
This is the absolute condition to have a performance that exceeds the 40%, all sellers looking to pass the stove 80% yield and continuous fire forget to say that the 80% are only reached when the stove is at bottom , the yield falls if not enormously.
The purpose of making it turn is to raise the temperature, to burn the polluting gases. One of the ways to do this is to reduce the size of the fireplace (lower inertia), that's why we now find many stoves with logs of 33cm because the combustion is better.
It is therefore important for this not to overdimension his stove, otherwise we will be tempted to run it in slow motion, with the problems mentioned.
The 2e factor to consider is how to restore heat. Indeed, with a bottom stove, the dephasing of the heat is a very important parameter: by classifying from the least good to the best:
- soapstone (vermiculite)
The further the material is in the list, the better its ability to absorb heat and restore it over time (the price follows unfortunately). Indeed, with a bottom stove, if it immediately restores the heat, it burst hot, and as it is, it is cold, which causes it to try to make it turn slowly to smooth in the time...
It is better to leave in the stove the care of smoothing this temperature over time, with materials adapted to the phase shift. The best example is the mass stove.
I am not very pedagogue (sorry) but I hope to have made you understand that many parameters are important and worth the blow to learn before choosing by taking the "first price because it is the same".
Finally I find this answer the bestbut in terms of wood, there is no better answer because each house is different, and the poel must be adapted to the needs.
I speak in knowledge of cause (mutiples tests, and improvements)
I see that I'm doing everything to multiply the effect of inertia on my pile (so I get closer to the mass pile, from a conventional pile ...)
From my observations, I also found that too much heat is lost in the chimney (it is also on this point that I work, and it is profitable to recover this lost energy)