hi all, so the chimney has been completed yesterday,and today i have build first small fire in it.Outside was slide rain and low preasure ,foggy day.I have opened the one bypass which cuts off the the bench and the fire has started just fine,no smoking back issue.I have to say the stoves are still really wet.Actually that whole building is quite wet right now,so im planing to keep the small fire going .
Matthew thank you for all your nice and supportive comments ,yes i was blessed the owners did gave me the trust and full support to build this stove,but its also truth i would really like to be done with it.
Morticcio the finnish is really fine clay plaster,i did not mix it my self ,it was cheaper to buy ready made product/made locally/ and im glad we did.The plaster is so fine i never could make it this way.The company which makes it is using ball mils to ground the clay ,sand ,and hemp fiber to really fine particles.
Daryl thank you,I will have to google out what is the Tuscan style.
2tranceform thank you,the proper fire /full fire chamber/ will be made in a few weeks when ill be sure the stoves are dry.Right now only small fires.
Max, thx for adding the picks ,sometimes im ignorant
hi all,so the heater was finished a little while ago and a fires been made to fully dry it out.While i tested the stove ,playing with the smoke flaps,I been measuring the gasses a bit as well.When i started to build this stove i really thought there is no way it could be heating the bottom part 100% and the second floor part 100% / all smoke flaps closed/ at once.But to my huge surprise when the stoves are a heated up already a bit , i could run both bells at once and still have around 120C-130C/248F-266F/ at the beginning of chimney .The chimney is triple wall insulated stainless , 6m high and i been told the heat lost of this kind of chimney is around 10C on 1m.So i believe there is 60 - 70C on top of the chimney.This stoves do have around 11.3m2/121.6"2/ ISA in two bells when all smoke flaps are closed. I also really like the smoke flap right above the heated bench ,witch is giving the option to cut the bench of when the surface is getting to hot. So im quite happy with the performance,and i do believe there can be real difference in the ISA of the bell,depend on the material its build from.The bell build out of Magnezium bricks should have smaller ISA than recommended,the bell out of fire bricks the recommended ISA,And bell out of hard red bricks can be bigger .
hi Max ,yes the owners been using the stoves probably for about 3 month in the cold spring.They just keep it worm with one full load morning and one evening.By this heating patron ,the manage to keep the stoves warm all time.But remember it was used in the spring.The real winter will be the test and i would guess it will need two loads morning and two loads evening.
Could U update us with any tips the investors had after having used the system during winter? ! U can not even imagine how happy this topic made me. I'm going to get my hands ton constructing a double bell -slab separated- system (but unfortunately with a 15cm. Unless I decide to use the sidewinder system)and wondered if anyone gave it a try before
how did the cast iron flaps work out?
BTW. by the link to the corderit I dare to conclude ste z Ceskej Republiki.
kkp: Mercedes: Benches don't get real hot. In fact, they are rather cool compared to other areas. You shouldn't need a mix like you described
Jun 7, 2018 18:10:52 GMT -8
maartenmartens: beste Peter, ik heb je eergisteren een mail gestuurd via het contact formulier op je website , heb je die goed ontvangen ? mvg Maarten Martens, architect - geobioloog (mail betreffende de bouw van onze eigen RMH)
Jun 20, 2018 13:21:57 GMT -8
martinm: any one here with info \ experience with heat (from a mass heater) distribution with ducts throughout two storey house ?
Sept 8, 2018 22:58:52 GMT -8
padica: Good morning, this is a wonderful subject, please someone can help me with the theme of double and triple combustion, how it is achieved, theory and design, thank you
Sept 15, 2018 7:13:40 GMT -8
wiscojames: I'm afraid you won't get a response to such a vague question - I suggest reading through some of the threads related to your questions before asking for an explanation. People will be very generous with their knowledge if your question is more specific.
Sept 18, 2018 4:48:00 GMT -8
daniel: in my experience as I am working now on something of that nature, I have thought of making a heat exchanger and distributing the heat through vents using a slower fan. Now after a few years I realize that mass heaters give out primarily radiant heat, for
Nov 30, 2018 12:48:38 GMT -8
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Dec 16, 2018 18:10:49 GMT -8
vesuvius: High Temperature Glass options,
Jan 4, 2019 16:28:17 GMT -8
vesuvius: Do any of you have experience with using the glass from home oven doors on a rocket stove? I'd like to have a viewing port on my stove but don't want to fork out for new ceramic glass. Any thought as to whether it would take the heat of a rocket stove?
Jan 4, 2019 16:30:40 GMT -8
yaya: you dont need the blowair for that temp..
Jan 13, 2019 16:43:57 GMT -8
flybywire: Glass window from an old washing machine is designed to take high temps. Cheap solution to your need.
Jan 27, 2019 0:10:58 GMT -8
coastalrocketeer: Anyone posting in this shout box... if you have something you want people to see and respond to, create a thread in the appropriate forum section... this is not the place to have a discussion... it is for short announcements
Feb 7, 2019 0:11:23 GMT -8
coastalrocketeer: you won’t likely get replies to questions here, and it is not a spot that makes holding an ongoing discussion possible...
Feb 7, 2019 0:12:22 GMT -8
TexasGonzo: Sooooo glad I found this site! Its always rewarding to find such a super group of folks! To any and all, feel free to PM me anytime. Thanks for having me!
Mar 11, 2019 18:56:41 GMT -8
jlmtech: GADGET: CONSIDER USING A JET PUMP INSTEAD OF A BLOWER FAN TO INDUCE DRAFT; NO CLOGGING.
Mar 26, 2019 8:19:28 GMT -8
michaelegan: i am unable to open the sketchup files on my mac. I used sketchup a few years back but apparently the company now requires a subscription. does anyone have any advice/instructions on how to use the program or how to view pictures without spending money?
Aug 20, 2019 18:41:48 GMT -8
mannytheseacow: michaelegan: download AutoCAD student version for free... import .SKP
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