Isaiah Robbins

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since Dec 18, 2013
My favorite things are owls, coyotes, foxes, bobcats, and big tall trees.  Also cats, dogs, mushrooms, spring sunshine, fall leaves, and other such things
southern Indiana
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As far as the pebble mass, does it seem to hold and radiate heat out very well and for very long? And any pics of that finished? Thanks for sharing
6 years ago
The stove is freestanding, centrally located in my completely open pole barn style house. Yes, im willing to experiment and was just kinda fishin to see if anyone else may have tried such a thing. I have seen several other models of similar steel woodstoves that have these tubes incorporated into their design-and they appear to just draw air in without fan or motor, and pipe it out thru small holes above the fire as I described.
I understand and agree hoe blowing air into a hot coal bed works, but im trying to ignite the unburned gases and smoke that has risen off the fire, before it travels along top of baffle and out the flue. Thanks, and I am gonna read thru the thread you mentioned again.
6 years ago
Howdy folks,
I have a Vogelzang Mountaineer wood stove, non catalytic steel box lined with firebrick, steel baffle above fire and air intake above glass viewing door. I have a 6inch pipe and chimney straight off top outlet and straight up and out peak of roof, so the draft is great.
As most of us do, I would like to get the most heat and complete clean burn possible. Other than burning good wood and not choking down a slow smoldering fire, what can be done to maximize my heat output and minimize smoke/creosote/yucky stuff ??
I wondered if I could supply a shot of preheated fresh air at the bottom of that baffle/top of the flames area and get a secondary burn effect? I could easily enough drill holes and run some pipes along the hot firebox edge and let them dump or breathe air at that location-but would the air even flow out (drawn out of pipe from the draft) or would it be any benefit?
Hope some of you smarter fire folks are kind enough to share some thoughts...... thanks a lot everyone and happy holiday times to ya!
6 years ago
Thanks a bunch evryone... bells are something ive just began studying and will keep doin so, and yeah I had thought about addin some piers under floor which I could pretty easily do. So people that have mass heaters in homes- are they mostly just super sturdy subfloors or slabs? If I can support one, my 'great' room is perfect for a mass bench/double window seat in front of two large picture windows with views of the south and west hills as fur as the eye can see! Oh im so glad Im a slow ass and hadnt finished that room yet before learning of these rmh's haha!
6 years ago
Hello all, I'm brand new here, but haven't yet found this topic on past boards.....
I have an unfinished house with poured concrete foundation, 2x10 floor joists with 3/4 OSB subfloor over a crawlspace. If this floor cant handle 5tons of mass, is it easy or even possible to just scale down some proven RMH plans for what weight my floor can support? Thanks for any responses, and thanks for this site and all the hard work thats already obviously been put into it! I have learned a LOT in my short time here and plan on soaking up lots more, thanks again yall!!!
6 years ago