- 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
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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