Mike Haasl wrote:Thanks Peter! Great video, wish I could speak French. So when you say "to a degree of success", does that mean it's a compromise that doesn't usually turn out as good as other methods? Or it's the best thing ever but it's a bit more work? Or neutral?
Mike Haasl wrote:I was mainly concerned with the interface between the steel of the modified wood stove and the masonry of the heater core. How do you make that connection air tight when the materials expand and contract at different rates...
Mike Haasl wrote:If I could cut the face off of a wood stove and bolt it to the front of a batch box, I can maybe see how I could use some wood stove rope gasket material to seal between them.
Mike Haasl wrote:Oh, one more question that kept me up last night. Does an 8" system need an 8" chimney? It seems like if the air inlet is 10 square inches (cold air) and the riser is ~50 square inches (very hot air), might the chimney just need to be 4-6" in diameter since it's transporting warm air?