Cindy Mathieu wrote:When I said stove pipe, I meant the exhaust pathway that goes up through the roof or out the window. This has nothing to do with whether you are attempting to store the heat or use it right away. I believe it explains the fire crawling up the wood in the feed tube.
The trailer provides kitchen and bathroom till you build replacements then pull it out. That was my thought for my build too, but I would leave the trailer outside or in a barn. In my case I am thinking RV, you may have a mobile home? I want to go wood heat/cooking in the long run... my hope is to be able to get by with just enough wood to cook and then harvest the exhaust for mass heating.
BTW, part of using Annualized Thermal Inertia, is learning to live with some temperature swing through the seasons. Acclimatizing the body to live cooler or warmer... dressing warmer when needed. If you have family who expect 72F year round, they will not be happy without heat. My thoughts on this are that much of the home can cycle through the season, but that there should be a main room that has a warm mass that people can sit around to eat and or relax. A warm stone put in the bed a half hour before use will get it warm and the body will keep it that way if the quilt is thick enough. I guess what I am saying is that there is a life style change. Be prepared for it. I am looking forward to it and the kids are too. We will see what my wife thinks as we progress, she claims support, but I will have to make sure she is comfortable more than anyone else.
Cindy Mathieu wrote:Feed tube, burn tunnel, heat riser and stove pipe should all be the same size. Consequently, if you have an 8" burn tunnel and a 6" stove pipe, its not going to work properly.