Allerton Abbey is the first wofati at wheaton labs, which we consider version 0.7 (not even version 1.0 yet). More about the Abby here: https://permies.com/t/200/26205/wofati-allerton-abbey-version.
wheaton labs is a permaculture community on over 200 acres near Missoula, Montana USA. More info about the labs here: http://permies.com/labs.
Julia Winter wrote:I'm not clear on if there is an insulated spot for secondary burn/reburn of wood gases, etc.
Julia Winter wrote:(Also curious how you cut a glass cooktop.)
Julia Winter wrote:I'm with you on the coolness of seeing the fire. This double shoebox design is a lot closer to the masonry heaters I've seen. Are the buff and the pink bricks (in the drawings) both firebricks? [Edit: after following your link above - yes, I think they are both different kinds of firebricks. Maybe the pink ones are more insulative but not as strongly fired as the lighter colored ones? You need the hard-fired bricks for where you load the wood, but can use a different sort of fire brick for the upper fire box.]
barney fife wrote:This appears to be a variation on the "Vortex Masonry Stove" which in essence is a double shoebox.
Esbjorn Aneer wrote:I am following the DSR development on Donkey's forum and am very keen on hearing how you are finding this itteration.
Many thanks for any answers, Esbjorn
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