Shop Stove

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Shop Stove

Postby mtngun » Thu Oct 30, 2014 7:58 am

My latest project. A new wood stove to replace the cheap boxwood stove that had burnt through and was a crappy stove anyway.
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I've got less than $100 out of pocket in it, for the glass, the gaskets, and the paint. The rest was made from scrap metal and leftovers.

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Re: Shop Stove

Postby mtngun » Sat Nov 01, 2014 11:06 am

For the one or two people in the entire world who are interested in wood stove design, here is a pic of my home made stove while operating in "secondary" combustion mode.

The logs are not burning, they are in a charcoal-like state that makes them give off smoke. The smoke rises and mixes with pre-heated secondary air injection, causing the smoke to ignite if conditions are just right. The result is a very efficient fire that lasts a long time and doesn't give off much pollution.

At the moment I have a window open and the temperature in the shop is 80 degrees and rising. So most of the time I have to throttle the fire to avoid overheating the shop, and then the stove does not get hot enough for a secondary burn. :cry:
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