allen lumley wrote:Could you add a description of how you handled the 90 degree turn from the bottom of the barrel through the Rockets brick base and out at the horizontal run of stove pipe, this is the 1st spot that seems to slowly fill with wood ash, - you did not mention a clean out there (?).
allen lumley wrote:I'm asking about insulation around your Rocket stoves brick base just because your start-up time seems a little long, perhaps these answers will give someone else a clue to help you.
allen lumley wrote:
Really wet bricks exposed to a hot fire will chip, or spall ,or just go bang - so your weather will have to co-operate,
to allow for careful drying, not the time to build a large fire to dry out your cob!