Nathan Bendler

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Sorry, apex dimensions are

The tubing is all 5 inch, 3\8 thick
Burn chamber 10 inches long
Feed tube 10 inches long
Riser is welded to 1\2 plate stand with clean out in very bottom
Riser is prob 40 inches tall, apex 30 above burn chamber entrance
Riser stops 3 inches from water heater at top
Water heater is apex 18x26
It burns OK
Exhaust is decent temp. I can touch the pipe where it exits water heater.
It leaves some lumpy pieces in the cleanout
8 months ago
I have built stove of sorts. It is 5 inch steel tube ran up into a 30 gallon water heater. Drawn pic below. I did not insulate riser. I know this may not be the most efficient design, but it it what I have for now.
My question is, is it worth it to cut it open and insulate the riser tube? If so can I use metal ductwork for form and pour in perlite. Or should I use a mixed up fire mortar, perlite mix and a form that will burn away?
I can't rebuild it. This is my heat for now. So I just want to make it more efficient if it will till spring.
Thnx, Nathan
8 months ago