Every application will be different, every stove will have it's requirements.. As a general rule: The burn tunnel should be as short as possible. I believe the book says that the burn tunnel should be no more than half as long as the heat riser is tall.. We figured that out pretty quickly. I've seen longer that all that work ok, but I think it's inadvisable. Shorter is better.
The heat riser should be as tall as you can get it within reason. Though it seems that taller than 2 1/2 to 3 feet is unnecessary. It all depends on how well insulated the works are how long the burn tunnel has to be and all that.. Again, I'd say only as long as it needs to be and no more. Too long and you will be loosing heat to the stove, too short and you won't create enough heat to burn all the fuel and provide draft.
The (effective) heat riser height should be measured from the top of the wood feed (air intake), so you will want that as low as possible.
Daryl: Oh, and one more thing, Eric...about a year with the guitar! I am happy that I reached that anniversary.
Jan 18, 2016 9:22:41 GMT -8
keithturtle: Daryl, one door closing leads to another one opening. Walk thru wisely
Jan 19, 2016 15:56:07 GMT -8
Daryl: I meant that I can handle what comes my way. I don't care. Lol. I will survive. I may have my job for the rest of my life or lose it tomorrow. You never know. But I am cool with it.
Jan 19, 2016 17:31:03 GMT -8
Daryl: By the way, HOWDY MAXIE!!!!!
Jan 19, 2016 17:31:41 GMT -8
janmetal: Fireproof stones.. Can they be made DIY or do I have to buy? - Simple Nepalese design wanted.
Jan 20, 2016 22:40:03 GMT -8
ericvw: Looks like you've had some time to reflect, Daryl. We got about 14" snow this past weekend. It is melting away nice and quick.
Jan 27, 2016 20:46:59 GMT -8
Daryl: No more snow, Eric! Keep it! Supposed to be close to 50 the next couple of days.
Jan 30, 2016 13:47:09 GMT -8
ericvw: Daryl you should come to Williamsburg, PA in May.... Would be great to meet ya!
Mar 31, 2016 16:56:10 GMT -8
Daryl: I was over there the other day and didn't catch that...I will check it out. PS. Tag you're it!!!
Apr 1, 2016 11:40:19 GMT -8
ericvw: Daryl- do you have anything growing in the house, or any starts for a renewed outdoor deal?
Apr 3, 2016 17:37:04 GMT -8
Daryl: I have two indoor patio tomato plants that are about 1 1/2 ft high. I have a husky I saved from the freeze. Another plant to grow indoors and clone. I will be experimenting with other small pepper, tomato, and eggplant varieties this year.
Apr 4, 2016 5:16:17 GMT -8
Daryl: I am trying not to over do it. (Yeah, right) Small basil, oregano, and mint plants on my windowsill at the moment. After the new moon on the 7th I will try a couple seeds.
Apr 4, 2016 5:19:37 GMT -8
Daryl: Oh, and whatever bulb scraps from cooking I have replanted. Have onions going.
Apr 4, 2016 5:20:06 GMT -8
Daryl: Eric, how ya doin? Have you burned anything outside yet? The weather has to be awful nice down there.
Apr 15, 2016 4:56:57 GMT -8
ericvw: Just got back from a Michigan GTG, we had a fire both nights up there, 2 fires here in the backyard...... You need to go the GTG in PA!
Apr 28, 2016 16:02:01 GMT -8
idahocharley: Just got my book "Rocket Mass Heaters". I'm at the stage of wondering where are the best spots for best use. Hello, and I am looking forward to contributing in the future after I am over my newbie stages!
Apr 30, 2016 7:43:04 GMT -8