Draft Modification; What a Difference!

Jacklake2003 Posted By Jacklake2003, Jan 16, 2012 at 6:16 PM

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  1. fire_man

    Minister of Fire 2.

    Feb 6, 2009
    North Eastern MA

    Thanks for the update: sounds like you are getting close to testing it out. Now you need some cold Alaska style air to move in. I'm trying to find one of the threads where I posted my proud install, I sometimes have trouble searching for something I know should be there.

    That explosion thing of yours is unreal. For that lid to hop even a little, it had to be one major blast.

    Keep us posted!
  2. scotsman

    Feeling the Heat 2.

    Aug 6, 2008
    West Texas
    Tony--"Unreal" is a great term. I don't know how I do it. The explosion was not something I can describe. I weighed that top stone and it weighs just shy of 40 lbs. When it blew, I was looking at it. The lid opened a tad over an inch and I got the concussive blast wave from 14 feet, which is how far away I was. No particulates, just air blast. It was quite an experience. It returned to its rightful place without help from me. I checked it and there was no damage there or to the stove . . . just my nervous system. I'm guessing that since this wood is so dry, there is little moisture in it to mitigate the gas concentration and when it blows it's extra powerful. That's the only thing I can think of. Whatever it is/was, I'm doing my best to avoid a repeat performance.

    It appears that the blue flame hovering 4-5 inches above the wood is not sustainable. Sure would like if someone would school me on what I'm shootin' for. I can get the lazy, filmy kind of mostly yellow flames, but they live ON the wood not in the space above it. I've been trying to get the flame to persist two or three inches off the wood and be blue in color with yellow accents, but so far I haven't been able to make that condition last very long.

    I could use some frigid air to test this thing. Our temps are not going to get much into the 20s for lows for this next week or so. The darned jet stream is stayin' away from us and trapping all the cold air up north. Some of y'all up there need to go poke a hole in it and let some of that cold air leak down here. :)
  3. pen

    There are some who call me...mod. 2.
    Staff Member

    Aug 2, 2007
    N.E. Penna
    Think we are a bit a way from the Original Post.

    Anything more to add to this thread about the draft mod?

  4. BrotherBart

    Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division 2.
    Staff Member

    Nov 18, 2005
    Northern Virginia
    No questions in the first place. Just information. This one is off the rails.
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