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[Cob] regarding fireplacesBill&Julie wbates at mn.rr.com
Wed Jan 5 10:53:49 PST 2005
Hidare,,, The big problem with open ended fireplaces, is that with the incoming air to the fire not controlled, the outgoing air up the chimney has to also be free flowing. Other wise , you get smoke in the room. And this is what Ben Franklin fixed by putting a front on the fire place. Without something to control the air coming into the fire and up the chimney, one must keep the fire at or near its maximum, or other wise warm air from the room will be suck out and up the chimney.. Back when we had no choice, and all the wood that we could ever use was with 50 yds of our door.. We did not worry about 20 % efficiency. But there are a lot of things today that style is more important that practicality or efficiency. So if it trips your trigger, and that is what you want,,, then go for it... I would talk to the insurance man first... The insurance man told my neighbor that he could not put a wood burning stove in his unattached block garage.. Go figure,,,, bill ----- Original Message ----- From: <rainbow at rainbowolf.com> To: <coblist at deatech.com> Sent: Wednesday, January 05, 2005 11:52 AM Subject: [Cob] regarding fireplaces Greetings and peace be with your day, I have been reading the threads on fireplaces and ovens with great interest. When I lived in Europe, we cooked on a wood burning stove that had a traditional chimney, and something called a 'back boiler' for heating the domestic hot water. There was also a 'back boiler' behind one of the post war tile fireplaces in the dining room, too. Regarding indoor open fires, I remember when I was a kid at girl scout camp we had a meeting room that had a raise firepit in the center of the room. The base of the fire was raised to maybe knee height, and the fireplace was open in that, with something that looked like a huge inverted metal funnel hung over it at maybe shoulder height that worked as a chimney. I don't know HOW it worked, but it did appear to function well. I'd like to erect such a creature in the center of a 13' inside diameter earthbag dome, to use as a meditation room. If there are any engineers out there who wouldn't mind sharing the 'how-to' I'd sure appreciate the wisdom! Peace be with you always, rainbow "we are the ones for whom we have been waiting..." _______________________________________________ Coblist mailing list Coblist at deatech.com http://www.deatech.com/mailman/listinfo/coblist
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