arnon raab wrote:But generally could you please explain how come this is opposit the theory described in Ianto Evans and Leslie Jackson book ("... The size of the cross sectional areas of all parts of the stove’s internal ducts or intestines should never decrease below that of [the exhost]. Thank you.
paul wheaton wrote:The next point is the point you make about water ... let me try some wording to see if I can get some agreement from you: "this choice might reduce overall wood use by 10%, but this type of optimization comes at a price - the system could smoke back with wet or green wood."
Peter van den Berg wrote:Your home system is running too fast, probably because its heat extraction isn't optimally. The barrel is stainless for example, which is not as good in extracting as a mild steel barrel. As a result, the chimney temperature is probably on the high side of things. Wouldn't it be better to extract more heat instead of slowing down?
Not for this winter of course, a small barrel on top of the pipe run could make already a world of difference. For that, digging in the gravel box is in order, not very sensible in winter time I would think.