Rick Edwards wrote:
Matt, You said.
Insulating all around the flue would go a long way towards alleviating most of my concern, which is that the giant heat sink of the ground around three sides of the flue is going to keep that flue too cool to work well.
Did you mean insulating the whole mass run but only the bottom and the sides?
I'm assuming not the vertical exposed chimney section, Correct?
Rick Edwards wrote:The exhaust from the barrel entering the mass incorporates a smoother quicker "Boomerang" transition from its lowest point to a level of 1' covered before it makes the first turn from lateral to lineal.
Roughly 25' will be level before the gentle slope up to the stack from the last direction change.
The Stack has been moved closer to the post.
Will the mostly level run help alleviate the condensation problem from returning to the stove?
allen lumley wrote:Peter : You mentioned something about all vertical clean outs being a drag on the draft, while this makes sense, I have never considered it !
So is there a truly larger effect Vertical over Horizontal ?!
As a corollary, after your system is up and running -would it be possible to have a Plug in Stove Pipe Bell that could be dropped into the top of a vertical clean out? ( This would seem to require a secondary by-pass damper, and a working plan but as a ''portable/removeable Radiator ''
It seems like it could have value ! (and handles !)
Byron Campbell wrote:I'm wondering if it can't be saved for reuse, maybe by coating it with Paraffin wax or something other to serve as a release agent.
Rick Edwards wrote:Couple questions.
1. My P-channel is I.D. 1.834 x .834". My plan is to have it extend down .834" below the top of the port. Is this correct?
Rick Edwards wrote:2. The plans show the port at 9" tall. The formulas give me 9.5" tall. I can notch the two bricks that make the top of the port to give me 9.5". Is this advisable?
Rick Edwards wrote:Has there been limits found on the port throat depth? With current design, the bricks make the throat 2.5" deep before entering the riser space. I'm not changing this design, but curious if shorter or longer has been tried and with what effects.