I bought 50 used fire brick the other day at .70 each = $35 Cheapest I've found around here. I have seen a few heaters using 100+ bricks. What is the most detailed (site on the net) showing the brick layout. I also finally ordered THE BOOK everyone says to get.
Pic. of the proposed location (if I can convince the wife) is same room as my wood stove. The floor is concrete and one wall is sheet rock and the other stucco over a 10'' thick foam block (exterior wall).
Looking at the pic. the wall on left is exterior wall with the door just out of site, and the other is a dividing wall. The next pic. shows the hallway leading to the garage, and to the right is the master bdrm. The next pic. is the wood stove in the same room opposite the couch. The exterior wall is to the right with the door just out of sight.
I first thought of putting the rocket stove buy the door and running the duct down and to the right and doubling back and out side. (the ext. wall is 8' and the other is 9'long)
In the space next to the wood stove is a TV. with my wood box below, and to put the rocket stove by the door would block the view of the TV. (I was thinking of pulling that TV cabinet out and putting a hot water tank, plumed into the wood stove for pre-heated water, going to my tankless hot water heater, I presently use.)
Putting the rocket stove over by the hallway would make more sense, and run the duct out by the door. But would the stove look to intrusive over their? I don't know?
Anyhow the floor is concrete and wouldn't it draw the heat out of the mass without some kind of thermal break. Especially the combustion chamber, (lay some sand down then fire brick?)
The exhaust is no problem the room is part of a 30X60 poll barn type edition I built. Half is garage and the ext. walls are insulated with 4'X8' X10'' thick foam block with 1'' of stucco, steel siding on the outside.
The house is L shaped with the right side of pic. being the old part. The door and window on the left is the area in question. Note the stove pipe on the left is the stove in that room. The other stove pipe connects to an antique cook stove (came with the house when we bought it).
we are looking for firebrick..do they have any more and is it anywhere close to central Michigan..otherwise it might not pay to go get it..send me an instant message if you have a positive answer for me
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