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[Cob] wood stoveAmanda Peck ap615 at hotmail.com
Wed Aug 25 06:41:20 PDT 2004
I wanted a heated cob bench for the little room down at the barn. Everybody I knew in Tennessee screamed at me that it would be a disaster, that long horizontal runs were an invitation to creosote buildup and chimney fires, that nobody could do a heated bench right. There was a thread here at the time. a) the rocket stove book is out. Shannon posted us a link a bit ago. http://www.cobcottage.com/cob-info.html b) my friends may have been right in that a standard wood stove of the kind they were used to, no matter how nice, and long long horizontal chimney runs don't mix very well, especially with large chunks of wood. A run from the exit of the wood stove DOWN to a cob bench might well be a really bad idea. c) the way to prevent creosote buildup, as I recall from the thread at the time, is to have a hot hot fire with kindling sized wood and lots of air. Possibly even with the firebox outside the building. ................ Pack writes: A friend of mine is building a cob/earthbag home. She wants to use an airtight wood stove she has on hand to heat the building. Can she route the stoves stack through a cob bench? Like a rocket stove. Does she need to build a heat riser (like a rocket stove uses)? Does she take the chance of backdraft, a smoky house, or worse? thanks for your help --------------------------------- Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Mail - 50x more storage than other providers! _______________________________________________ Coblist mailing list Coblist at deatech.com http://www.deatech.com/mailman/listinfo/coblist _________________________________________________________________ Express yourself instantly with MSN Messenger! Download today - it's FREE! http://messenger.msn.click-url.com/go/onm00200471ave/direct/01/
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