Post by vortex on Feb 13, 2019 5:39:34 GMT -8
Been a long while since I hopped on the boards (been homeschooling, youth working, 5 or 6 heater and natural house builds at once... on the go 7 days a week for TOO long...)
I'm just now catching up on the progress you and the gang have made. Looks like the V-port with ?? triple shoebox? is an improvement, especially as the deck of the middle/upper chambers can be tweaked at will.Thanks so much for all the time and focus you have put into this research.
I'm just finishing off a huge masonry heater with a full size eco-box with bake oven. Glad to have done it, but looking forward to coming back to this simpler approach.
Hi Pat, Good to have you back! Sounds like you've been busy, earned yourself a break.
Part of the idea of building my new stove with the dry stacked masonry held together inside a metal framed box, was so I could implement our V-port idea to try out different secondary burn chambers. I call this version the Aryan Vortex, as it was inspired by a video that docbb posted a link to a few years ago from 2011 called "The Furnace of the Ancient Aryan's".
Last I heard from you I think I was in the middle of my summer experiments with it in the garden. I cast the new parts and installed it in November, so I've now had 3-1/2 months of using it inside daily. I cant imagine not having an afterburner window now, would be like running blind. It teaches you just what it wants.
My latest video:
Added a draught regulator: donkey32.proboards.com/thread/3475/use-draught-stabiliser-regulator
I've also been experimenting with a restriction towards the end of the afterburner chamber, inspired by Brian's success with his. It's just a 1" strip of ceramic blanket so I can move it around easily:
Had some problems with heat etching of the glass on the afterburner: donkey32.proboards.com/post/31270/thread