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Hello everyone, I stumbled across this forum through a recent purchase of a us stove 2007e for 75 bucks. It needed some love as it had been over fired many times. I decided if it was going to require fabrication to rework the damaged baffle, I might as well upgrade the efficiency. After much reading of prior threads I decided that secondary combustion would suffice. I have tons of junk and scrap that I like to keep around for projects. After rummaging around a bit it was seeming as if everything was to thin as the main plate although i had plenty of various sizes of pipe. I was considering a piece of stainless that i bought off the back of a scrappers truck(from a piece of restaurant equipment) when I remembered a piece leaning against the door iI had recently aquired from the demolition of a factory here in town. 3"x5"L 1/4" ~8' lentil from a door opening in a block wall. I cut off two sections of that the length of the old baffle and welded them together lengthwise staggered on a 2x4 and then notched the rear one to clear the damper. Would have cut most of the way through it if not staggered. Then  i decided to plate the end of the rear one so the height and flow rates the flame could choose would be similar. Knowing that the flame would still follow the rear path mostly and that my secondary preheat would be towards the front section I let the blocking hang 3/4" or so below the angle iron[conveniently cut from the old baffle] .  The secondary air flow is from the side of the stove directly across the front section of the baffle  via 11/2" pipe with a small divide slipped in so the air can't go directly into the smaller tubes and has to spend some time heating. I found some 3/4" dom heavy wall and went with 3 delivery sections  with roughly 50 1/16" holes.


Enough about the stove project I suppose....about me.... i hate talking about myself. My last name literally means hillbilly in german haha. Not quite literally but you know...I'll take it. Born and raised in ohio, single never married, be 41 in may. I take on far to many projects that never get completed (usually because I'm creative and always add stuff that tends to be beyond my current abilities), but hey who doesn't enjoy learning new skills!

If I had to describe my personality I suppose it would be INJF. With a little bit of leave me the Ef' alone. To describe my religianity....christian with a little bit  a something is not quite right with this place I am trapped in. Starting to question if god and the devil are one and the same and the subscribing to either side is just a ticket to get recycled back in this shithole. I no longer listen to any hellywood music or watch telievision. I'm reminded of Homer's Odyssey where the siren's are leading them to destruction. Nothing new under the sun is there?

Not much animal husbandry in my background. Tried chickens for some time.  Turns out there was lead paint on the property and they were eating it...a few small gardens from store bought plants. Although one property i owned had wild cherry tomatoes that came up on there own every year... I've attempted propagate them to other locals with only mild success. I enjoy foraging for berries. Not much form mushrooms though i have gathered them for others. Not much for hunting though i have no reservations about it. I've always thought it would be awesome to have a bird of prey. Falconry? Can't recall the exact wording.
I suppose that is enough for now.  Have a great day everybody.  Ben
 
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Welcome, Ben! I found this forum through internet research as well. Now, it's my most valued resource for all things permaculture and homestead. Have you had a chance to explore the forums yet? Permies is a huge website with loads of valuable discussions and information tucked away here and there.
 
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For sure Liegh, I find the regreening the desert area of interest having followed John d Liu's, allan savory, and the church's chicken fellows works. There certainly is tons of information to digest in here. I've been perusing the singles section a bit even though I have no plans or extra energy for a relationship. I find myself in the real estate area  a bit as well even though I seem unable to escape the city. I'm reminded of one of Louis L'Amour's favorite catch phrases. "The things you own end up owning you". And of course the stove section.
 
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Great! I look forward to your joining in the conversations. :)
 
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Hi burl....looks alot like southern ohio in your photo where do you hail from?
 
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I've been in the property flipping business since the 80's. No need to take a vacation just move to a different state and do another one. I was up near Sugarcreek Ohio and bottle raised some jersey calves then decided to Dairy so remodeled a run down dairy farm while milking. One year of that was enough so it was back to Florida and that's where I'm headed next for a well earned break in the alligator swamps. I've been there before so it's not as bas as it might seem.
 
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Haha I've been around since the 80's...I have resided in Florida for a spell, didnt much care for it. Didnt mind the wildlife though. Folks do eat well at barbecues.
 
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I suppose I can go into more detail about the stove project since this has been attached to the wood stoves as well. Probably gonna fiddle with it a bit more before hand, a few more details to sort out.  One thing is for certain, the 1/4" baffle is definitely resistant to rapid temperature loss when the door is opened....if you want to feed the fire and toss an a log it is fairly easy to resume secondary action. Having the door open to rake coals and adding multiple splits is a  different story though.


 
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