Win a copy of Herbal Medicine From the Heart of the Earth this week in the Medicinal Herbs forum!

D Anthony Dayringer

+ Follow
since Nov 14, 2018
Apples and Likes
Apples
Total received
0
In last 30 days
0
Total given
0
Likes
Total received
12
Received in last 30 days
0
Total given
0
Given in last 30 days
0
Forums and Threads
Scavenger Hunt
expand First Scavenger Hunt

Recent posts by D Anthony Dayringer

I finally got the time to put together my last video on the heater build. I still have not had a chance to start on the mass. Its been a long winter.
Let me know what you think.

9 months ago
Yeah... Lifting that thing over the heat riser isn't something I want to do everyday..... Should have cooked some brownies. Lol.

I'll tear it apart in the spring. And if all goes as planned, that will be the last time I lift this one. Until I tear it down for good.

I used the cheap media from tractor supply. After I moved it inside it was easy to just scoop up what was on the floor to reuse it.

Hopefully I'll get the next part edited quicker than the last! I need to do some more filming of the working heater before I finish it.
1 year ago
I just finished the video on the heat exchanger. Took me longer than expected. I hope to build the mass soon. This thing isnt much better than the kerosene heater I was using before without the mass. I still like it better, but if its off its cold!

here is the video

1 year ago
Actually it was my first time with a trowel. I watched a bunch of brick laying videos before I started... I'm a bit of a perfectionist... And it took way longer than it should have.

I'll look into that stuff. I have plans to build more, and might have to redo this one in the future.
1 year ago
I thought it was 600f... but that's still to low to hold up
I went with the cement because it was cheap and easy. And I thought the ceramic would protect it enough.

From my understanding the feed tube is the coolest part of the burn chamber... So.... last minute decided to just line that part with fire bricks. Because it made the design easier.  So it's not just bare cement.. it does have a layer of fire brick. Long term idk if it will hold up.  But it's working for now.

I am done building (and am running) the heater, but I have not started the mass yet. (Gotta get funds and time). I don't like how much heat I am putting out the exhaust. But I'm very happy about how clean this thing is burning!
For the mass I'm going to put in a pebble mass. I know it's not the best... But it's really the only thing I can put in the space.

Glad you are liking the videos! I plan on starting to edit the next one tomorrow... Hopefully I'll be able to release it by Friday.
1 year ago
Second part of my build is up. I would like to add it to the first post... But I can't figure out how I did it the first time. Anyway... Here it is!  Let me know what you think! I haven't finished editing the rest of the build yet, so if there is anything I really need to add I still have time to put it in the next video.

1 year ago
I edited the first post to add the first video I made on this build. (I thought It would be better if all the info on the build was in the first post) Apparently the staff have to accept the edit.  So until that happens (or doesn't)... Here is the link to the first video on this build

1 year ago
Thats not a bad idea. Not sure what the best way to implement it would be. And I don't think it would be worth it in my case, as the mass is my next project.

Also upon looking further.... I am wondering if I was actually getting smoke out before.  I am starting to think it may have been changes in the weather causing more steam to condense as it hit the atmosphere.
1 year ago
Thanks for the links! Some of that was information I had not found before. Thankfully it verified that I had the right calculations!

The pulsing was/is def a restriction. Before it was the ash build up in the burn tunnel. So it's burning much better tonight than it was last night. I just need to come up with a better way to get the ash out... I don't want to have to pull half the fire bricks out every time I need to clean it, just so I can fit my hand down there.  

After I cleared the ash out it only pulsed when I packed it extra tight filling all the air gaps with smaller sticks... So the fuel itself was the restriction.
1 year ago
So... I didn't realize how bad this thing was running. Cleaned out the ash. This thing got HOT FAST.  A ton more air flow. It still pulsed a bit when I packed it full... But I didn't get any smoke out the exhaust.  Had trouble getting it lit this time because the draft kept blowing out my fire... But I like having that problem! Lol
1 year ago