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Bricks for RMH Flue System?  RSS feed

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- Can I make the RMH flue system out of bricks?

- Are smooth bricks better?

- Its to go with an 8" system (the feed diameter is 7"x7"), it will be roughly 9 meters long in total and there will be 3 L-turns and 2 U-turns..is that a problem? And if so, can it be remedied by making the tube even wider?

I plan to mortar and thus seal the system with refractory mortar, while aiming to keep the inner walls as smooth and even as possible

I can take harsh criticism..so bring it on..
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Hi Karl.

9 metres long, with 3 90° and two 180° is too much. Could you please draw roughly what you have in mind? And my be take pics of where you want to stick the thing.

Half barrel system, as Allen sugested in another Thread.



Another trick, is using old metal lockers, in which you'd plug the vents/louvres.
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Satamax Antone : Good catch, I just shrugged my shoulders, over the amount of work tied up in the plastering alone, and didn't add up the total run ! I have
experimented with the 1/2 barrels, with mixed results, I wouldn't want to go on record as favoring them. Maybe if I had LOTS of Barrels !

Karl : The 9 meters, just over 30' is not the problem, You need to count every 90 degree elbow added to your stove pipe run as an additional 5', you have added
35' more onto your project, and that with using the Round pipe elbows that are a major expense to the build !

You can test build a slightly smaller one outside, see if it will work for you in that location, and then bring it inside and try it there (with all your Clean outs in place)
and if it will work for you then, Cob it in its place ! For the Good of the Craft ! be safe, keep warm ! As always, comments,questions are solicited,and are Welcome!
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