I am living in a situation where I cannot permit my yurt (they don't meet energy code in Washington state) but need to install a wood stove for the upcoming winter (last space heater winter was a disaster...)
Does anyone have any ideas of how to innovate a solution for having a wood stove while not having a tall, obvious chimney? I could have a smaller chimney, but not the standard 3 feet above roof height that I've found as the rule.
Your thoughts, help, and guidance is so, so appreciated. Thank you.
Well if your space, floor support, and local materials allow for a rocket mass heater you could use a different exhaust pipe (Assuming Everything Is Done Right, This Is Fire!) that might not be as obvious. But then you are certainly putting in a seriously big device.
Since the exhaust is so much cooler and has far less smoke (if any) you could get away with it being lower. But then you start tweaking the air flow/draft and it can cause issues. If you can keep as much of the exhaust flue inside as possible before it goes outside, it will help keep it warm which helps with draft.
So if this is a long term space it can be worth it, you can use it as a couch or even bed so it's not taking up separate space. You could test the layout outside your yurt first, then build it inside.
I'm not quite a lumberjack, but that's OK, I sleep all night and I dream all day; I'll coppice trees, I'll grow my food, and compost poo and pee! With a well and off-grid solar, it's a permies life for me! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FshU58nI0Ts
You could extend the chimney out horizontally in some direction that isn't visible from the road/neighbors (assuming there is one of those directions) and then use a spark arrester and not really have to go up as far to be safe
move somewhere that does not have restrictions. if they catch you you will pay dearly i'm sure, happened to me. just about destroyed my life after spending 7 years moving a business and building the place up
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might want to rethink everything, going against community, county, city, state regulations can wipe you out, ask me how I know. I have been forced to move where there are no county codes and regulations. And most of all what ever you do be safe, smoke and fire can wipe you out faster then zoning regulations and codes and the enforcers that have nothing better to do than judge others.