Satamax Antone

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Mike Barkley wrote:I'm curious what the star looking things on the outside walls are. Are there metal bars inside the building attached to those to reinforce the building? Seems doubtful they're just decorative. I never knew there was a Ft. Knox v1.0. Learn something new every day.



That's st andrews crosses, a Cross on a wall, attached to a metal bar going just through the wall, or all the way across the building, and you have the same cross on the other side. To avoid the building to bulge.

Tho, there is a lot there.

Can't find anything in english, but here you have tons of pictures.

http://combiencaporte.blogspot.com/2013/09/les-ancres-metalliques-anciennes.html
17 hours ago
Staci, i know you are following plans.

I just wanted to give you an option. Because i know that Diana Lee has had problems with cleanouts. And others too.

What happens, if the back tube gets clogged by fly ash, and your vacuum doesn't reach? Have you seen the size of your arm compared to the T and elbow on the pic? Well, anyway, you do whatever you want. 
17 hours ago

Staci Kopcha wrote:

Satamax Antone wrote:I didn't pay attention before, there is not enough cleanouts in my opinion.

When you use this configuration




You use two T at the end, so the opening of the T's  prolongs the tube, a cap on the end of each tube. And link the two tubes by the small end of the T

How do you plan to clean the tube going out of the rocket, and the one parallel to it? Again , T!





Please read this.

https://permies.com/t/58540/clean-works-didn-work

Hi, Thank you for the feedback.  I am following plans by Ernie and Erica; the only cleanout I left out was the one directly after the manifold.  Thomas suggested this.  It was my thought that the manifold cleanout could access that area.  The chimney pipe is telescoping, so the idea was that it could be slid up to clean out the area below. I was also thinking that by the time things got around to that area, that ash collection would be minimal.  But complete RMH newbie here.   I appreciate all the comments- thank you!

Another idea, would be to fit the Burnet un thé Bell, at floor level. There shouldnt much risks. Except of shuting off the pilot light. With not enough oxygen.
4 days ago
I didn't pay attention before, there is not enough cleanouts in my opinion.

When you use this configuration




You use two T at the end, so the opening of the T's  prolongs the tube, a cap on the end of each tube. And link the two tubes by the small end of the T

How do you plan to clean the tube going out of the rocket, and the one parallel to it? Again , T!



4 days ago
Loki Tims, have you thought that an open fire is far less efficient than a closed fire, with the right amount of air supply, and heat "concentration" ?

https://www.tfswoodstoves.co.uk/WhyWoodstove.aspx?id=11

Open wood fires are about 20% efficient.  A rocket, can be in the range of 90%

Heat recovery, and ambient air loss is also at play.

Heat recovery in an open hearth, might be in the order of 10% of the heat  recovered. And if the fumes are cold, this is not due to only the fumes going up the chimney, but because of air dilution. The chimney sucks huge amounts of hot air, with your smoke. So you're cooling the home, to heat the home.

This is why stoves have been invented, and refined.

4 days ago
Sean, a batch rocket, with a propane burner , which can be engaged when she leaves the house, i think is perfectly doable.

I would use this firebox architecture.

http://donkey32.proboards.com/post/16159/thread

http://www.ecologieforum.eu/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=4610

A batch firebox, with the door on the side, not on end. With either a normal riser, at the narrow end of the firebox or a sidewinder. Mind you, i personally wouldn't do a sidewinder.

http://batchrocket.eu/en/designs

You put the propane burner in a pocket, opposite the heat riser, and i think you should be fine. May be doing a sort of door on that narrow side too, onto which the burner is attached, and be moved away when the stove is used with wood. And replaced by a plain metallic door. You know, a bit like the door on oil burning boilers.

4 days ago
Jesse, any construction supplier should be able to sell you a ton of sand for 20 bucks. Plus transport.
4 days ago
Guys, careful with two inches and heavy weight superwool.

Here's what Peter said recently.

http://donkey32.proboards.com/post/30096/thread
5 days ago