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Aircrete Flue Box Installed

 
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Hey I finally got the aircrete through the wall flue box installed. It works really well, the flue pipe going through does not get as hot as the stainless manufactured flue pipe and the box itself  is just a little warm around the pipe, even after hours of running the stove full blast. The stove is temporary until I can pour an aircrete sub floor and then I will put a 1 inch hard cement layer on top, 10 ft. x 10 ft. sections at a time. I thought about a cob floor but I think it will need to be more durable, I'll be doing some work shopping out there. Then I plan to build a batch box rocket mass heater. I need to keep it from freezing until I get the cement work done.
Here is a short video, feel free to comment or make suggestions.

Thanks for watching and God bless.
 
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Nice work on the aircrete wall flue box. On the elbow I think I’d use a scrap of rock wool insulation as it insulates so much better than aircrete. And it could be wired on there in minutes. Maybe wrap it up with a scrap of fiberglass cloth.  No muss no fuss. But let us know how the burlap and aircrete works. There’s some things I’d like to try that on.
That’s going to be a great stove when you’re finished.
 
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Jeremy Baker wrote:Nice work on the aircrete wall flue box. On the elbow I think I’d use a scrap of rock wool insulation as it insulates so much better than aircrete. And it could be wired on there in minutes. Maybe wrap it up with a scrap of fiberglass cloth.  No muss no fuss. But let us know how the burlap and aircrete works. There’s some things I’d like to try that on.
That’s going to be a great stove when you’re finished.



  Thanks, You are right on the rock wool but I may still try the burlap. I think with either I would wrap it with aluminium tape to help keep the water out. I did a structure with burlap and cement and that stuff really lasts and is strong stuff too.
   Thanks for watching and God bless.
 
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