thomas rubino wrote:Hi Jeff ;
Neat little rocket stove you built. I see one major problem. Your barrel is still painted!!! When that heats up, it is going to give off vast amounts of noxious smoke, really nasty stuff!!! I know its in a shop but still...
If that barrel is not getting hot enough to burn off the paint then your not reaching rocket temps.
Its still a neat stove and if its doing the job of heating your area then it will do. Considering its mid winter any working stove is better than none.
Peter van den Berg wrote:Hi Jeff,
Looks nice, I'll give you that. The top of the firebox is restricted/lined with firebricks but the sides of the firebox are still steel as I see it. Lining this also with firebrick, full or split ones, would help a lot in burning temperatures and through that, cleaner burning. I fully expect insulating the riser as well would raise efficiency again, gaining more heat out of the same fuel.
All that done, you would be able to add a second barrel to extract more heat. And burn the paint off, no doubt, I sincerely do hope you have doors in front and rear of your garage to vent the muck outside.
My original 6" development model started with one 55 gallon barrel and ended with three of those, while the first one already impressed me no end.
Nick Kendall wrote:I am new to this but really like the idea you have using old stove as batch box had anyone else done this? I would like to try this but would insulate the riser as well