Dan Dalrymple's website
Fun, light and
G-rated pages from Dan's family tree, sailing the Great lakes in old Cal Yachts,
burning Ohio firewood, herbal cures, my humble
opinions on several '70s Great Lakes sailboats, and muzzle loading
ballistic charts .
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Our home page.
One of my favorite sailboats. I've owned a Cal 2-27 for over 20
years. I've owned larger, newer boats but the cal 27 remains my
favorite sailboats for the Great Lakes especially Lake Erie.
My humble opinion on several older sailboats that were popular on the
Great Lakes during the '70s
Interesting information on burning firewood as a home heating aid.
We've backed up our home's heating furnace with a firewood woodstove for
over 40 years.
Our ancestors used many different items to cure their ills. Hundreds of
these items, or herbs, as people called them were developed into the
medicines that we use today. Note: For information only. We do not sell or promote herbs here.
Muzzle loading ballistic tables from my son and my experiences with Ohio
muzzle loading deer hunting.
This web page contains a complete Dalrymple family line from Andrew
Dalrymple, born in Scotland about 1682, all the way down to my grandson,
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stove models feature improved safety and efficiency.
They produce almost no smoke, minimal ash, and require
less firewood. While older uncertified stoves release 15
to 30 grams of smoke per hour; new EPA-certified stoves
produce only 2 to 7 grams of smoke per hour. Be sure to
look for the EPA certification label on the back of the
Burning firewood can actually improve the environment if proper techniques are used.
When wood heat replaces carbon-producing fuels such as
propane, heating oil or electricity from a coal-burning
plant, then wood burning has a positive impact on the
world-wide carbon footprint.
important technological advances have resulted in
cleaner burning, higher efficiency wood stoves.
100 percent efficiency?
If you simply built a bonfire inside your home with no
flue, it would be 100% efficient for home heat, but your home would
fill up with smoke and flue gasses. No matter what type home
heat you have, the primary goal is to keep as much of the heat
inside the home while still
venting all flue gasses. Today’s wood stove models
feature improved safety and efficiency. They produce
almost no smoke, minimal ash, and require less firewood.
efficient wood stoves have two burn stages.
Stage #1 burns the firewood, stage #2 actually re-burns
the flue gasses. This additional burn takes place
inside the stove. This re-burned flame is heating
your home while reducing flue gasses.
How does burning
"green" firewood cut my wood stove's efficiency?
When a liquid changes
to a gas (example: water into steam), a tremendous
amount of energy (heat) is absorbed. "Green" firewood
contains up to 50% water. This absorbed heat is returned
into the outside air when the steam changes back into
water vapor. So, the energy (heat) that is used to
evaporate this water in your wood stove is lost as heat
to your home.
Fireplace or wood
more for show, traditional open masonry fireplaces
should not be considered heating devices. Most home
fireplaces are less than 15% efficient. in other
words, only 15% of the heat produced by the firewood is
used to heat your home. The rest goes up the flue into
the outside air. However, many wood stoves are 85%
efficient. Fireplaces require a lot of "make up" air.
They have large flues with very little control of the
exiting flue gasses. The gasses that are vented thru
the flue require cold outside air to enter your home to
"make up" the warm, inside air that is exiting thru the flue.
This "make up" air that must enter your home is at cold,
outside, air temperature.
Another problem with a
fireplace. When the fire in the fireplace burns out at
night, the warm flue will continue to vent warm air from
Links to more of our own pages
- Click here to go to our MAIN Index page. From here you will have access to all of our web pages. We have a page on our favorite sailboats of Lake Erie, our old Cal Yachts homepage, muzzle loading ballastics, my links to everything page and even a page about firewood.
- How our ancestors cured their ills.Dan's
Herbal ole fashioned remedy page. I tried to include many of the herbs that
our ancestors used to treat their aches and ills. There are tips on dandelion,
burdock and even what leaf to apply when the mosquitos roll in.
- How our ancestors hunted.. Dan's Muzzle Loading
Ballistics page. How much powder did grampa use to bag that Thanksgiving
turkey? Who cares? Sombody might... It's all right here.
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Dan Dalrymple, Wooster, Ohio
This page last updated on
August 31, 2014.