Jordan Gonzales wrote:
thomas rubino wrote:Hi Jordan; The problem with a masonry stove and a traveling tiny house , is cracking...They are built with clay as mortar not cement. I suspect that it could travel infrequently if driven carefully,. But ultimately I think any masonry would crack out on you. That said, it is just my opinion... with care it could travel just fine for years …
Matts designs are state of the art and just dang good looking to boot! I can see why you would like one!
I guess that's my question. Is there a way to design one to be suitable for my needs? Are there sturdier construction options?
thomas rubino wrote:Hi Jordan;
No matter what you use it will be a gamble about cracking.
The only thing that might hold up is true refractory cement (not cheap , fire clay $7.00 a bag, refractory cement $70-100 a bag...) I'm sure it would do better than a clay mortar but you would want to dive very carefully AND I would keep materials on hand to repair if necessary.
I hate to even say this (being a huge RMH proponent) but … if your moving your house frequently, than a small cast iron (metal) stove might be a better choice to start with.
At some point in the future you may find your mobile house is less mobile and you might feel safer building a masonry stove.
Michael Solosky wrote:I raised the barrel to make a 2-1/4" height above the chimney riser. I think it was too low before and choking out the fire.
Michael Solosky wrote: The exhaust exits through a 6" hole cut through a foundation block. It then goes into a short insulated piece of pipe (30") and out a short chimney ( 36") with a rotating cowl on it to reduce the down draft.
Michael Solosky wrote: The chimney inside the barrel has a diameter of 8 inches. The ducts are all 6 inch.
Michael Solosky wrote:Thanks for your kind words, and thoughts. i'll be posting more pics in a few minutes. In the mean time I'll start my own thread.