Mart Hale wrote:I have seen this before, https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyRBSIGadacAkctGskHlAwM4bL8pdOzeN Zero's rocket stove uses much the same method. I have been thinking of how I can do this with wood chips...
Nice design, but WAY to much work to build in my book for something that gonna burn up. Wood chips would be hard due to there inconsistent size but not impossible. i think it would work in a 6+ inch system or bigger to help keep the wood chips from jamming up?
Graham Chiu wrote:it looks like the draft changes with the position of the pellet basket. Does that mean at lower drafts smoke is generated?
Gerry Parent wrote:Hi Roak, Thanks for showing us your stove in action. What kind of a slide would you develop to accommodate a hopper as well?
errol hall wrote:
Roak Wolf wrote: My stove Roars great with barely 2 inch between the barrel and riser. my riser is made of dense heavy fire bricks along with the rest of my stove. Has a gap of 2 inch between top of riser and top of barrel. My burn tunnel is 4.5 inch wide 6.75 inch tall and i am running a small brick mass/bell after the barrel and 8 inch chimney. When burning pellets i get an awesome Blue/purple flame!
Sure would like to hear (and feel) that baby roar! Flame colour is gorgeous - any particular type of wood pellet? Lots of MASS!
thomas rubino wrote:Hey Roak; Have you considered building a brick bell instead ? Small footprint and lighter weight? With the I beam weight isn't a Biggy anymore. But it might work well in your trailer.
Greg Mamishian wrote:Wow... that sounds like a kiln, Roak! I bet you could smelt aluminum. (lol)
A really handy tool to quantify temperature changes as you experiment on your stove's flow design, is an infrared thermometer gun like this.
They're around $20 and well worth it. They don't measure accurately on shiny reflective surfaces like your stainless steel flue, but they work great on everything else. If you want to measure your flue farther up, simply spray a small dot of flat black paint on the flue, aim the gun at it, and you'll get good temp readings.