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Satamax Antone
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Hi everybody!

Well, i spent some time at my new workshop, making a prototype, to see what's possible.

It's a seven incher core, with lousy dimensions for the firebox. At 3 barrels for the moment. I hope i can get 5. It's all drafty, there's gaps as large as 1/4 around some tubes, and nothing leaks outside of the barrels. No P channel for the moment. No door.

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Hey Max, your new shop batch-box prototype looks like it should throw some serious heat. Nice looking build.

That is an interesting heat riser made of double-wall Class-A? insulated metal chimney pipe with the addition of an inner square liner. Is the square inner liner made of insulating refractory?

 
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Byron, i't the Landini flue elements i have been prototyping with for a while, they're refractory with grog, suposed to cope with 400C° continuous, 1000C° for 30 minutes. They seem to hold well. The shiny bit is a bin, reclaimed from a skip Insulated with a mix of perlite and vermiculite. For the moment, it's soo drafty with gaps, that it cools off way too fast! Talking with Peter about adding rocks, and may be two more barrels!
 
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First burn from sunday night. There's holes everywhere, and none smoking back.

 
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On my way, or should i say it's alive!


Yeeee fucking hell haaaaaa!

This is a cross between my two systems, the current one, and the future one.

Can you imagine a 18cm square heat riser. With a weird shape uninsulated batch box, and V bottom secondary air. Running a 8.21 ISA all metal double bell?

Here it is!




You just can't immagine how chuffed i am. That exceeds previsions. A 7 incher, supposedely could cope with may be 8m² of massonry single bell. Here i'm in double bell mode, with all bare metal arangement.


Madness, i tell you/

About 8m high chimney. And 20x20 sqare with rounded corners.

From

http://donkey32.proboards.com/thread/1757/floor-secondary-air-channel

Well, sorry guys and gals. I never thought it would work that well.
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