Hmm nobody? Ok I have read many times about useing a formula to set the gap but I wondered if that was more based on feeding the exhaust gases a long way rather than heating steel? I guesse I will have to experiment.
I would say what I have learned is better than a formula is to burn the stove and leave the gap as an adjustable part and move it until you find just what you like and what the stove does best with. This way you don't finish it and plaster it nicely or what ever you do and then realize its not quite right, or worse it doesnt work at all.
Yes I will do some experimenting, I just need a starting point...4” sounds like a good place to begin. To be honest I have already had to modify the system as I found my original heat riser was to short - or at least it worked a lot better with a further 8” extension! That meant I had to dig out the concrete base and sink the fire box down 8” so it would fit under my barrel. Anyway I burnt the paint off my new barrel, that is a horrible job! Hopefully I will get everything reinstated tomorrow.....
Hi James, I am just making it up as I go along! I will get a some more experimenting done over the weekend and see if I can get a good setting. I have a few bits of steel lying around that I can play with.....
I have a question about how safe is it to release the heat riser exhaust gasses directly into my out door party room? Since I made this short vid, I have cut a hole directly above the heatriser, I did this so so I can place a wok directly over the hole. So while the hole is exposed all the gasses are going directly into the room space, is this a problem? m.youtube.com/watch?v=LCyAS4XHR5Y
Hi mudder, I am learning and developing the stove as I go along, I have made an extension to the feed box, fitted a glass lid to the feed box and I now have a controllable air flow. I have made a secondary air intel .. P channel... . I have other ideas to put in place including work on the chimney configuration. It’s all good fun so far.....
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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topbaza: hi everyone, been searching all over net and this is were i need to be i think!!
Sept 28, 2019 6:16:25 GMT -8
anounaki: Hi, why I cant upload photos when I make new tread to this forum?
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ahansen: photos under 1 mb not possible?
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