Ideal features for YOUR ideal stove...

Beetle-Kill Posted By Beetle-Kill, Nov 4, 2013 at 10:22 PM

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  1. Beetle-Kill

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    As it looks like we're going to build one, and my shop foreman asked if I had shop drawings on it yet -(Nooo... not yet.) , I'll ask. You've all thought about it at one time or another- If I could build my own stove, what would I do different/ or incorporate into an existing design? This question is only limited to a few parameters-
    • Free standing
    • 6" flue pipe
    • Secondary air, with manual air control
    • Primary air with air-wash for glass- manual control
    • A Cat and by-pass system (optional)
    • 3+ CF true box measurement
    Outside of the Cat, I should just go with an NC-30, but what fun would that be? OR.. modify one?

    So, if you could, how would you build a stove? Let's roll.... Thanks, JB
     
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    Oh yeah, final configuration is not an issue. It could be a barrel like an Elm, or angled like some of the Buck's. Even as plain as the BKK, doesn't matter. Ideas are what matter at this point. Thanks again, JB
     
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    Hum. Well. For ME, a burn time like a BK stove with the ability to have a nice low and slow burn but without black glass that looks like a Thelin (parlour stove) but has the clearances and ember only hearthpad protection of my Republic. Yeah, that'll happen, lol. Oh, and a blower that doesn't rattle would be nice!

    Basically though, I'm pretty happy with my stove, but I still have an eye on the Sirocco 30. That's pretty much what I'd want in a stove, except I want the door opposite of how it is (hinges on the right). And not a fan of the price, lol. Pretty much the same as mine in looks but I like the ability to burn low and slow for shoulder season. We need the burn times and bulk of the Republic when it's in the teens/lower 20's, but in the 40's it can be a little much.
     
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    A cast iron beauty (free standing with real legs) that has:
    6" flue
    Ember protection only
    Tubes AND a cat
    Thermo controlled
    3.8 cu ft firebox (true useable dimensions)
    Quiet fan.
     
  5. mellow

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    I always thought it would be nice to have a vertical rack you could put your wood in and it would auto feed into the stove, kinda like one of those baseball pitching machines.
     
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    I truly silent fan would be such a blessing. Even as quite as a oscillating fan would be nice.
     
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    I don't even mind the sound of the blower/air being moved. It's the rattling...and how it changes tone that makes me crazy.
     
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    Sounds like you need to get Dyson involved.
     
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    Pellet stoves meets wood stove?
     
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    Pretty much, I think an actuator could be made to open and close a top loading door to allow wood to fall in piece by piece, using a weight scale on the bottom of the firebox could help trigger when to load more wood.
     
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    Are you planning some kind of thermostatic air control? Being able to control the secondary air is also a great idea.

    I also like the idea of a heavy, stainless, insulated baffle, like Pacific Energy uses, as opposed to tubes and a ceramic baffle board.
     
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    Jeff_t, not really sure what I'm planning right now. Trying to get a basic design worked up and incorporating the secondary and Cat into a workable plan. Probably going to end up looking like an anti-ship mine, with knobs and levers sticking out of it from all directions.
     
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    If it was MY stove, and it had both a cat and a secondary burn system of some kind, I would want to be able to shut off that secondary air supply for a cat-only burn.

    I can't wait to see how many times you start over ;lol
     
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    Bingo, hence knobs and levers and whathave you. And yeah, it would be a miracle if it came out right the first time.;)
     
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    At the moment, an outdoor wood gas stove with a window. :cool:
     
  16. Sons924

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    What if it was completely transparent? So you could see every internal part of the stove with the fire burning in it. And built in thermometers.
     
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