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Can you have 2 feedholes/combution chambers for one oildrum?

 
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I am still on the plan, to adapt to my place...
My situation will make it easy to get smokey beginnings

I would like to know if this is possible to make a RMH with 2 feedholes/combution chambers for one oildrum!?

I have a wall between 2 rooms, and I could put the barrel there, with a fireplace on both sides.
On one side I can afford to get smoke,
on the other side I cannot afford to get smoke.

So, can we imagine having 2 chambers for one heat rise?
Will it be difficult to close one side enough so that the smoke does not go out there?
 
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Xisca Nicolas wrote:I would like to know if this is possible to make a RMH with 2 feedholes/combution chambers for one oildrum!?


Not a chance, this won't work at all. Please do avoid these kind of inherently troublesome constructions. Like the plague, I'm inclined to say.
 
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Thanks for this clear answer Peter!

I guess this would not be possible to keep it air tight...
Then I really have to think about the draft if I do not want to risk smoke inside!
(if I choose the option of the feedhole inside. I want a glass door to see the fire!)
I do not have the right openings to clear the house from smoke easily.
Hope you will make your comments in the other post I created about draft.
Hope Ii can find all my solutions before next winter!

Thanks for making me eliminate this bad option anyway!
 
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