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  • terrybnz commented on spiderbear's instructable Wood Stove Heat Reclaimer8 months ago
    Wood Stove Heat Reclaimer

    I too think well done.I am very familiar with wood stoves, I have designed and built a few too. Some with multiple smaller flues to reclaim more heat from the chimney gases, as this is where all of your heat lost goes. And taking heat from the fire box is far worse than taking it from the chimney. Clean burning wood fire theory is that the wood and all it's resinous vapours and gasses should be burnt before leaving the stove if not before getting too far up the flue. Once my fire is going I have no smoke coming out of my chimney.As oldfatnbroke said overloading your fire box and trying to burn your wood slowly is the cause of build up in your chimney and chimney fires.Have your fire smaller and have it as hot as you can get in the fire box, although a little more time consuming having t...see more »I too think well done.I am very familiar with wood stoves, I have designed and built a few too. Some with multiple smaller flues to reclaim more heat from the chimney gases, as this is where all of your heat lost goes. And taking heat from the fire box is far worse than taking it from the chimney. Clean burning wood fire theory is that the wood and all it's resinous vapours and gasses should be burnt before leaving the stove if not before getting too far up the flue. Once my fire is going I have no smoke coming out of my chimney.As oldfatnbroke said overloading your fire box and trying to burn your wood slowly is the cause of build up in your chimney and chimney fires.Have your fire smaller and have it as hot as you can get in the fire box, although a little more time consuming having to tend the fire, you'll use less wood, you'll get more heat out of the wood used and your chimney won't get dirty. I have not cleaned my chimney in over 10 years (I check it every year) and there's never a build up.In conclusion: There is nothing wrong with this instructable. People should be taught how to run a wood stove correctly and we wouldn't have the chimney fire we already have. Tahnk you

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