Watson wrote:How are wood stoves rated for efficiency? Even allowing for 10% heat loss up the chimney an 85% efficiency seems unrealistically high? Is it retained heat at a moment in time or average retained heat over time?
Watson wrote:I meant retained heat as in heat retained in the room rather than up the stove pipe. The newer stoves have tube above the fire to help burn the smoke. Would this be as effective as the catylitic converter?
It just seems like the old stove really pumped the heat out, compared to the new design?
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