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Just an idea but has anyone tried to make a "Cyclone" type Burn chamber? not sure if it would be good or bad but it seams to me the gasses could mix with air a little more in the chamber. what do you all think?
 
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Just an idea but has anyone tried to make a "Cyclone" type Burn chamber? not sure if it would be good or bad but it seams to me the gasses could mix with air a little more in the chamber. what do you all think?


What would it look like? How easy would it be to build? Would it need special equipment/parts or skills beyond the average person?
 
                              
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Instead of the normal square tunnel or even a  round one, it would have the walls corkscrew allowing the air to twist is how I imagine it.

as far as building it, It would probably have to be made out of some home made forms in sections to deal with thermal expansion.

 
                                
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I've seen a video on Youtube that does this and the guy claimed it cleaned up the exhaust a bit. I'll see if I can find a link...
 
                                
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What about a "turbulator" that just sits in front of the air intake to "twist" things up? It works well for oil burner's (these are at the fuel source spay, but no different than an intake for wood burning), location, location, location. Would be a hell of a lot easier to build.
 
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"Turbulators" work quite well.
In the little bit of fooling with them that I've done so far, they seem to work best at the bottom of the heat riser, though they work if placed inside the burn tunnel.. I should say that inside the burn tunnel, they can get fouled with ash and whatnot and become hard to remove and clean.
 
                                
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Found the Youtube link... 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GSCPVSJSUY&feature=related
 
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