A floor channel stub of carbon steel is expected to last several seasons in a lightly used Batch. In a heavy use situation the cobra hood will degrade in a few months. The entire stub (but not the tube) will need replaced every season, if not twice a season. For those folks with welding / metal working ability, it is an hours work to cut off the old stub and weld on a new one. For those without that ability removal of the air channel is required, as well as hiring a welder to fabricate a new cobra stub.
2.5″ x 1.5″ tubing nominal length of 22 – 24″. Cut to your specific size at no cost.
Supplied with 1.5″ x 4.5″ Carbon steel Stub with cobra hood.
$60 + fedex shipping.
Replacement stubs are available.
$25 + shipping
I’ve been building and using Rocket Mass Heaters since 2013. Finding products for any RMH build can be challenging. Finding parts for a batchbox RMH has been even harder as most require metal fabrication. At Dragon Tech we can supply you with the materials you need to build your own RMH, from batch box doors to Morgan Superwool Plus to secondary air flow channels and now the industry's first Quick Change stub!
Yes, there are protrusions that stop the stub from going any deeper.
The bolts I am not sure are even needed. I'll install one in my studio batch and experiment with the bolts loose.
I'll also be releasing a Quick change using a 6" carbon steel Walker style stub.
Exciting stuff! This will make secondary air piping much more available to me in the next couple of years when I build a closed system batch box. And save me the awkward exchange with any local welder who'd likely say "you want me to do what now?"
The real answer about stubs, is to spring for the RA330.
Extreme long life , possibly a lifetime one shot deal.
The RA330 has been made since the 1950's. It is a proven product.
We can't say it will last a life time in a batch... yet, but our children will after we are gone and it is still there working!