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21 Jan2020 Customer Installations Keep Rolling In!
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With the recent cold snap, we are getting more and more images of our beautiful, high efficiency stoves from customers in different parts of the country. Below are a few of our newest images, and we're sure more will be coming! The first two pictures below show the Absolute Steel Hu Absolute Ste..
16 Aug2016 Ouch!
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It was an "ouch" moment for us, but it has been turned into an "ahh" moment for you.   We had an unfortunate morning last Friday, when our website went down.  We apologize for this mishap, and hope you did not encounter the same frustration we experienced.  This issue has been addressed and r..
06 May2016 Take a Tour of the Absolute Steel Hybrid
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Absolute Steel - Charcoal & Brown Our new Absolute Steel Hybrid Stove is shipping, and we think now is a good time to give you a tour of what is going on - both inside, and outside. Absolute Steel - Soapstone Lined Firebox The Absolute Steel Hybrid has a firebox that is completely lined with so..
05 May2016 Absolute Steel Hybrid is in Production!
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We have been anxiously anticipating the first day of production on our Absolute Steel Hybrid Stove, the stoves that are going into the homes of our customers. And, it's here!!  The welders are very busy creating an amazing hybrid stove that will heat your home with emissions of 0.5 gm/hr. Wel..
11 Apr2016 How to build a shoulder-season fire in a cold stove, with virtually no emissions, and no effort or maintenance after you light the match!  (Part 1)
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We are now in the “shoulder season”, where we have warm days and cold nights.  There’s no need to burn the stove all day – it is a waste of wood, and the house will be too warm during the day when the sun is out. The most efficient way to heat with wood, during this time of year, is to bui..
06 Apr2016 April Steal of the Month: Tulip Mania!
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April has finally arrived and many parts of the country are enjoying Spring in all its glory. Tulips are among the first flowers out of the ground so it is not surprising that there are Tulip festivals this time of year from New York to Washington & Oregon, from Michigan & Iowa to Mississippi.  We t..
29 Mar2016 Absolute Steel Hybrid: Clearances
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After a fairly long wait, we finally have the official report on the Absolute Steel Hybrid clearances from the independent UL Safety and Clearance testing. Minimum Rear Clearances Rear of stove to combustible wall.... 14” Rear of stove with heat shield.......... 8.5” Minimum Side Clearances (l..
01 Feb2016 Oops! We Stand Corrected!
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A welcome correction (0.5 g/hr emissions!) is more good news. We initially reported a weighted average emission (the number the EPA reports) of 0.7 g/hr.  An error was made.  Our weighted average emission is actually 0.5 g/hr. This is, of course, very good news!  Results of individual runs and ..
29 Jan2016 Absolute Steal of a Deal
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We are celebrating the introduction of our new Absolute Steel Hybrid’s arrival onto our website by offering a huge discount to our customers. Check out our website for all of the wonderful details regarding the new Absolute Steel Hybrid stove and the big introductory sale now in progress. When y..
26 Jan2016 Meet the Winner of the Absolute Steel Hybrid
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John Rahill, Winner of the Absolute Steel Hybrid John Rahill is the winner of our Absolute Steel Hybrid Drawing.  When we first spoke with John, he thought we were making it up, and was not sure of the win.  His friends mentioned they read about him winning the Absolute Steel Stove, which warm..
22 Jan2016 Celebrating the Free Absolute Steel Hybrid Drawing!
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We are celebrating the big drawing today!  The survey has closed, the ratings have been tallied and the comments have been read.  We greatly appreciate your time, effort and your opinions towards our Absolute Steel Hybrid. Drum Roll Please........ The winner of the Absolute Steel Hybrid St..
21 Jan2016 New Design Survey Results, Comments and Suggestions
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As mentioned in yesterday’s blog, we have tallied the results of our New Design Survey and the top three are: “Au Naturel,” the “Cottage,” and the “Prairie,” in that order. In reviewing the comments, we were surprised and intrigued by the spectrum of  opinions and ideas.  Some folks felt the de..
20 Jan2016 Results of the New Stove Design Survey
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The preliminary results are in from our Design Survey.  We want to thank everyone who participated.  We appreciate you taking the time to share your opinions and comments.  Almost 600 people ranked and commented on our proposed designs, with over 1,800 comments.  This was a very, very helpful proces..
19 Jan2016 Our New Stove Passes EPA Testing – With Ease!
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Our newest Hybrid wood stove (now known as the Absolute Steel Hybrid) passed the EPA testing with flying colors.  The EPA standard, expected no later than 2020, is for a residential wood stove to have a weighted average of approximately 2.0 g/hr.   Our new Absolute Steel Hybrid passed the test at ap..
06 Jan2016 Race to Zero:  EPA Testing Underway
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Exciting News!  Our Commander-in-Chief, Tom Morrissey, has been in Quebec, Canada, testing our newest steel hybrid for EPA certification and UL listing. The first of the EPA testing, the high burn test, went very well (data coming soon).  Another EPA test is on the calendar for tomorrow, and ..
18 Dec2015 New Design Preview: Modified Designs
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We are still working on our designs and changes to our beta designs. Thanks to everyone who responded to our Design Preview and Survey!We had almost 600 surveys and over 1700 comments so far on our beta designs. The Tall Shaker design has elicited the most number of comments and questions. Based on ..
15 Dec2015 New Hybrid Dimensions and Specifications
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These are projected dimensions and specifications for our new steel hybrid.  They won’t change much, but as noted below don’t build a hearth or install a chimney thimble based on these specifications.  EPA testing is scheduled to begin in 3 weeks, with UL testing (clearances) following immediately t..
03 Dec2015 Cordwood High Burn Test Data
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Below is data from 2 Cordwood High Burns (which followed the Cordwood Cold Starts on 11/24 and 11/27 – see previous posts).  These are R & D Tests.Each load was about 25 lbs. (in a 2.5 cu. ft. firebox).  The fuel was all Hard Maple with average moisture content of 22%.The 11/24 High Burn started whe..
01 Dec2015 Answers to questions about cold starts
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Here are answers to a few of the questions asked about our cold start post:1. Are you using special kindling or fire-starter?No, we generally use the same hemlock 1x4s that we use to crate stoves.  We get the same results if we split test wood (+ 22% moisture maple) into kindling and shavings, but t..
30 Nov2015 Cordwood Cold Start Test Data
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We have shared “beta” aesthetic designs for our new hybrid, and we also plan to share “beta” test results for those who are interested.  This is the first of what will be several posts about beta emissions/efficiency testing for our new (and still nameless) Model 211 Hybrid, which is scheduled for E..
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