What does secondary combustion look like?

What does secondary combustion look like?

After 5-10 minutes you should see blue and red flames flickering and ‘dancing’ horizontally at the top of the fire or the top of the glass. This is what you are looking for. It’s called secondary combustion. Yellow ‘campfire like’ flames aren’t what we want.

What is secondary burn in firepit?

The secondary burn takes place near the top of the Solo Stove’s burn chamber. The upper vent holes along the inside of the fire pit or camp stove blasts the fire with preheated oxygen, creating a hotter and more beautiful fire while burning off smoke.

What are secondary burn tubes?

It is basically a set of tubes at the top of the burn box that gets “super” heated during the burn process. Additional air is feed to these tubes (which have holes in them).

What is a secondary combustion chamber?

The purpose of a secondary combustion chamber in an incineration unit is to prevent the release of certain chemicals emitted by the incinerator from entering the atmosphere.

How do you use a secondary burn on a wood stove?

Secondary burn works by burning off the initial smoke produced from the fire that otherwise would have gone up the chimney. You will often see a series of holes towards the top rear of the stove above the fire box that forces fresh oxygen over the chamber, reigniting this smoke.

What do you burn in a solo stove?

Any firewood logs will work, but we recommend using dry hardwoods in our fire pits to enjoy the best flame. Hardwoods, such as birch, maple, hickory, and oak, will burn longer and cleaner than softwoods.

How is solo stove smokeless?

The innovative design practically eliminates smoke, producing the most mesmerizing flame. Solo Stove Bonfire. The vent holes at the top of the stove cause a “secondary combustion” which allows preheated oxygen to fuel the flame creating a more efficient burn, while creating little smoke.

How do you introduce air to a secondary burn on a wood stove?

You need to open up the primary air control all the way and burn the stove hot for about 20 min, get the chimney good and hot to establish a good draft and then shut the air control down. Then you’ll see the “gas jets” coming out of the holes.

How do you get secondary burns?

Secondary burn typically starts to occur when the stove reaches higher temperatures. By closing down both the primary and secondary air vents on the stove you can learn how to control the airflow to maximize the amount of heat produced for the amount of wood used.

What is secondary burn design?

Secondary burn is the “re-burning” of the off gasses that occur during the pre-coaling stages of burning wood. Burn tubes is one of 2 methods to generate this secondary burn. It is basically a set of tubes at the top of the burn box that gets “super” heated during the burn process. Additional air is feed to these tubes (which have holes in them).

What is secondary burn?

Secondary burn is a feature incorporated in the majority of new wood burning stoves. It is sometimes referred to as a “clean burn”, “clean burning stove”, or “tertiary air”, all of which mean a reduction in emissions and an overall improved efficiency. Stove World UK explains why a woodburning stove with secondary burn is so good.

How wood stoves work?

As a wood stove heats up, it radiates heat through the walls and top of the stove. This radiant heat warms the immediate area and can be carried into other parts of the home via the home’s natural air flow. Electric or convection-powered fans can help circulate this heat to warm a larger area.

What is a wood heater?

A wood stove is defined as a space heater and space heaters are intended to heat a space directly, unlike a central heating furnace, which supplies its heat to the house through a system of ducts.