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Foster House, 2 Redditch Road, Studley, B80 7AX, UK

15 May 2015

Comparison with steel or cast iron

The Ecco Stove operation is exactly the opposite to that of a conventional steel or cast iron stove.

Rather than fuel up a stove and conserve the fuel at low combustion temperatures to produce heat over a longer period of time, the Ecco Stove should be burnt at a high temperature to charge the appliance with heat as quickly as possible to enable the Ecco Stove to store and slowly release that heat for 12 hours and more after firing.

There is no need to be in attendance with the stove as once the heat is charged into it, it can be left to do its own job of work, with no refuelling, unless of course you want to keep a bright attractive flame within the fire box; the odd log or two every hour and a half or two does that job.

Should an oversized cast iron or steel stove (in the hope that heat will spread through the house) might be chosen, the room within which the cast or steel stove stands will be exceptionally hot, whereas the Ecco Stove does not overheat the room in which it stands, but will distribute the heat throughout the house evenly, provided internal doors are left open.

The Ecco Stove has all the technological features of a airflows (primary, secondary, for clear glass operation and tertiary for gasification that the best of modern stoves can provide) added advantage of extracting waste heat from the flue gas as it passes through the 4-6 metre lengths of flue channels built within the stove. The Ecco Stove is not just a room heater as the steel or cast iron stove is termed, it is a whole house heater.

The Ecco Stove can be built in the same sort of time frame (½ hour to 1 hour) that a cast iron or steel stove can be unboxed or assembled on site.

The Ecco Stove burns with a much higher firebox temperature of typically 90-1000°C which means perfect combustion whereas a steel or metal stove will burn with a maximum firebox temperature typically of 600 - 700°C.

The outside body of the Ecco Stove will typically run around 150 - 200°C whereas a cast iron or steel stove will run at some 500- 600°C on maximum burn.

Flue gas temperature from the Ecco Stove typically range between 80 - 120°C whereas that from a cast or steel stove reaches 300-400°C comparably.

Due to the higher temperature of combustion within the Ecco Stove, the smoke emission to atmosphere are totally invisible when the appliance is warmed up to temperature, whereas with a cast or metal stove often smoke deposits or traces are often visible from the flues outlet point.

The Ecco Stove with its secondary airflow has clear glass operation.

Ecco Stove has not controls to contend with or to balance to get the best performance out of the stove. Simply take the stove up to full temperature and the secondary and tertiary (gasification) air flows can take over the combustion of the whole system. Simply load the stove; burn the stove up to temperature and walk away from it for the next 12 hours.