I have a problem!
The 4” vortex rocket stove is running far to hot!
I need to calm it right down!
I did a few mods today, one was fitting a piece of vermiculite under the chimney with a 95mm hole (the biggest hole saw I have) the chimney stack is 105 x 105 square.
I also fitted a step in the ceiling, that can be seen in the last few frames of the video.
I started the stove, top lit with a single fire starter block and the bottom door open, it was smoky for about four minutes and took about 10 minutes to get the vortex spinning nicely.
Then at 20 minutes I put the glass in place as the flame was going over the shelf but that did not stop it and the vortex was going like a mad thing. i left it like that, just running on the under floor air for 15 minutes but it was fast and furious running at 450+ on the hot plate!
I decided to remove the fire box glass and it really did take off in a crazy if not scary way!
Not in the video but I took a hot plate temp reading of 560c …. It was mad hot!!