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I have a lot of rocket oven stuff to put here.  But I wish to start with this:



 
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Paul, do you think a reburn chamber would help these designs? 
 
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William Wallace wrote:Paul, do you think a reburn chamber would help these designs? 



After the heat riser, what is left to burn?
 
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paul wheaton wrote:

William Wallace wrote:Paul, do you think a reburn chamber would help these designs? 



They After the heat riser, what is left to burn?



Thanks for responding Paul.  It seems that I was mislead with how the barrel works early on in my RMH education. 
 
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After the riser, all that is left is pretty much steam and co2.  What are you thinking of burning?

 
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In Rocket Woodburning Technology, the insulated Heat Riser is the reburn chamber.

The fuel burns in the burn chamber and the particles burn through the burn tunnel and up into the riser.
 
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I found my misunderstanding =)
 
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Now I see your misunderstanding. The barrel isn't a reburn chamber, it's a radiator. Those gasses cool off the second they touch the top of the barrel.

The complete burn happens through the burn tunnel and heat riser.
 
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Kyrt Ryder wrote:Now I see your misunderstanding. The barrel isn't a reburn chamber, it's a radiator. Those gasses cool off the second they touch the top of the barrel.

The complete burn happens through the burn tunnel and heat riser.



Kyrt, thanks for taking the time to understand my premise ..... even though it seems that it was completely flawed!  I can't remember where I got that from, but I realize that isn't important. 
 
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Paul you say to check the oven temperature every few minutes while getting the hang of operating one of these...

But how do you make adjustments if it's too hot?
 
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Kyrt Ryder wrote:Paul you say to check the oven temperature every few minutes while getting the hang of operating one of these...

But how do you make adjustments if it's too hot?



You have to open the door to see the thermometer.  That will let a lot of heat out. 

In general, when you want it hotter, add a lot of small wood.  If you want it cooler, less wood and bigger pieces of wood.  

There is always the option of letting it run out of wood. 
 
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