Ok thank you for the info, I am probably over reading to much but I thought I read that placing logs on top of coals causes thermal overload (not that I know what that means) and smoke?
Anyhow if my low chimney will work that is something but it does not resolve the problem of the riser height and therefore the cooking top surface.
Also that will only apply if the batchbox is sat on the ground so the fire won’t really be very visible.
Mats designs all seem to use ceramic fibre in the fire box, is that really a good idea? It just seems to me that it will wear down with abrasion and is it not dangerous for your lungs being ‘non body soluble’ so micro fibres can rest in your body for years and then cause major health issues?
Sorry if I seem negative, I honestly appreciate your help I just want to be clear on certain things.
I have watched hundreds of YouTube videos (probably not that many but my wife tells me I have) I love this guys Vortex stove but I am very interested in his old stove at the beginning of this video. What type of stove is that it looks more like the sort of thing I had in mind but I don’t think it has a visible fire?