Roberto pokachinni wrote:Pit houses had a fire in the center with a pole ladder going out the smoke hole. Having a hole in the roof aided the smoke and carbon monoxide to exit the structure. A lower intake for air would help this out, but I'm not sure if one was made. In a tipi, secondary air is available from under the edges of the outer ring bottom. This allowed for a better draw, and for the smoke to rise.
Open fires tend to be a bit smoky unless they are constructed very well (lots of air in the pile, a source of air allowed to access beneath the coals -or ignition area- small wood burning before adding big wood, et cetera), and having all of the wood as dry as possible.
Nathaniel Swasey wrote:underground dwelling
Nathaniel Swasey wrote:A hood definitely makes sense too. I don't think the hood would match the vision I have of an indoor fire pit.