tel jetson wrote:impressive. how much space will there be between your outer tank and the LP tank containing riser insulation? the only potential concern I see is that the outlet into your exhaust ducting might not be big enough. it may be fine, but I've heard that's a common bottleneck.
are you building this in an existing house, or is will the house be built around the stove?
Erica Wisner wrote:
Other readers - is this too much technical advice for a public forum? I feel like we've gone over some of these points before. We often end up sharing this kind of troubleshooting without asking for a consulting fee, and it seems like it should be valued. I could be saving someone a substantial cost of replacement materials if nothing else. This post should be worth at least several pictures.
I just think this project has the potential to be such a beautiful example, or a very expensive failure, hinging on a few details that come with experience.
In the past, we've had people post their brilliant 'improvements' on the rocket mass heater, and then disappear when their improvements didn't work. I hope Gary will stick around to tell the whole story, successes and failures, and let us help him fix any problems until he loves the finished project.
Sometimes I can poke a stick down and have it burst into flames just from the radiation between the walls.
I get the best draw if I block 1/2 of the square inches of the feed tube, so I think I have a restriction