It works - gets 1000 degrees at top of tank, takes fuel every 2 hrs.
Question - why are we using so much fuel?
And, is this getting hot enough?
This is a temporary stove and we are just running some tests, but really want to know how we should adjust to make our final one which will be a cook stove as well as mass heater.
Thank you in advance [size=18] for all your input![/size]
sarah miller wrote:[size=18]We have made a rocket stove with firebricks, regular bricks, a cut off air tank, chimney flue and triple wall stainless steel stove pipe and cob. We lit it up almost immediately after build and it was drawing and making fire just fine.
Triple wall? In the cob (won't let the heat get to the cob)? Or just as the riser (will work but burn out as the heat will burn the SS because it gets hotter than metal can stand)?
These j-tube combustion systems are designed to run fast & hot. Otherwise, you are not burning efficiently. Every 2 hours doesn't sound frequent enough to me.
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