I have ideas about routing the exhaust into the house and back through a large heat sink. If the return came back to right above the heat riser, you could re-heat the exhaust after it exits the house to help with the draft. I'm currently collecting the materials (junk) to try this out in my house, which has no heat in the lower floor.
Richard Hasting wrote:
Great Rocket Stove
I love the way that functions, and I love the self feed. mechanism. I'd like to see what 1-3" logs would do in this hopper.
But I'm a little confused here. Aren't you looking for a rocket mass heater
nice work M...
has the tube ever clogged? I wonder how much smaller diameter feed tube (so you could get a slower / longer burn) you could get and still have smooth fuel flow with that sized chips.
dale hodgins wrote:
In just about every city there are tree companies who need to get rid of vast amounts of wood chips. Anyone who creates a proper system to burn chips will never have to gather firewood again. I've had free loads of wood chips delivered to put under my kids playset and to build pathways at a muddy jobsite. There seems to be no end to this free resource. I've even received calls asking if I'd like more