Michael Solosky wrote:HELP HELP HELP!!! .
Michael Solosky wrote:Thanks for your kind words, and thoughts. i'll be posting more pics in a few minutes. In the mean time I'll start my own thread.
Michael Solosky wrote:Satamax Antone, I'm sure your right! I'm going to knock out the exhaust manifold and expand it which can't fail to increase the draw. Next big question....The distance from the seal of the barrel to the bottom of the exhaust manifold is 17 inches. In other words, the exhaust is forced down 17 inches before it can naturally rise up the sloped duct work. Is that too far?
Michael Solosky wrote:Brad Weber, thanks for the idea! It may be just the thing to get it flowing in the right direction after I make a few modifications. I have a 6" duct fan that I think I'll Mcguyver into the system and give it a try. Cheers!
Michael Solosky wrote:. Fingers crossed!
Michael Solosky wrote:I raised the barrel to make a 2-1/4" height above the chimney riser. I think it was too low before and choking out the fire.
Michael Solosky wrote: The exhaust exits through a 6" hole cut through a foundation block. It then goes into a short insulated piece of pipe (30") and out a short chimney ( 36") with a rotating cowl on it to reduce the down draft.
Michael Solosky wrote: The chimney inside the barrel has a diameter of 8 inches. The ducts are all 6 inch.
thomas rubino wrote:Hey Mike; Here is a link to read all about 5 minute risers. https://permies.com/t/95849/Working-Morgan-Superwool-ceramic-blanket