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rob zos
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vert fed 3 foot plus only about 20 foot long realy , its not fireing at the mo but it works with no smoke and no insulation .
how much heat/ draft can the fire lose befor it starts to smoke
i know the dryer the wood the beter
could i make a wood feed from the old gas bottle on the left
the more insulated the better it run?
make multipul to heat mass?
run off wood chip?
draft fed off fan to control heat
how much draft does the fire need befor it starts to smoke?
if fan proppeld how long a tube could you use / without smoking??

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Dave Turpin
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I can see why it would work... The entire thing is sloped upwards, so it is one big chimney.

I hadn't thought of that. It's a pretty genius idea, actually. You could have a burn chamber directly in a trombe wall with pipes that snake their way up to the roof... It would produce a mass heater without having to have a heat-shedding barrel to produce the "drive" of the rocket stove.... And it would theoretically pass code because it would exit at the highest point of the building....

It would have to be sloped just right to get the exhaust hot enough for the reburn, but I don't see any reason why it couldn't be done. Think I would put together a test prototype in SolidWorks and see what FloWorks says about it...
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