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Old 12-20-2011, 11:25 AM   #1981
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Dorf Dude -

The post from your cousin is very good and part came from one complete series that was on T.V..

If possible, you may find the complete series of the 2 year home construction (wood with a sod roof) project in the 1950's-60's by one man in Alaska. No power tools! It went from nothing to a completed home and is well documented. The home was well thought out and it must have taken twice as long as normal because of the camera set ups for solo documentation. I always wondered where he got the batteries for the camera and tape charged in the middle of Alaska. Her must have felt the documentation was an excuse to talk.

Merry Christmas and the best to you and Mia.

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Old 12-22-2011, 08:59 AM   #1982
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I made it home. As I was unpacking I noticed a mouse outside my front door. I set the trap and look what I got. Who says the 2nd mouse gets the cheese? The 2nd mouse got them both dead. Take that. Mia was all over the area I set the trap. I got them before she came home but she could sure smell them. Here a pic of the 2 unlucky little guys. dorf dude...
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DD, glad you survived all the 'intense pressures' of the job..out 'there'! Now you are home..what is your agenda? Take the boys to that 'great Chinese restaurant' in Weiden..mmmmm!..or just get back to 'being DD?? Still have the 'block' here waiting for you ===8^).. Not to worry..if you have a GREAT Xmas..all is ..good!
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Old 12-24-2011, 01:56 AM   #1984
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Please don't forget that I'm still needing corks. Lots of them. Any type or size. Plastic is ok too. dorf dude...
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Welcome back!

Any snow? I'm in Denmark these days and unlike the last 2 years in a row there isn't even a sign of it.
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We had a little snow but it's gone. Wind and rain at the moment. dorf dude...
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DD, funny..last year this time..you were the 'receivers' of a 'nasty' weather..and like you..'we' also..but same this year..I went for a 10km walk today, and 'it' went from 'light rain'..to 'fierce" winds..to no wind with 'tonnes' of "blue sky"! Temps are now (C 12), and it seems that "california weather"..is here..and with 'property' so cheap..what a great time to get a .."cabin' here??========*^)
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Well it's 2012 now. I hope everyone made it safe and sound. I wish great progress on all your projects! Let's have a great DIY New Year . Thanks for following and let's see how far I get. dorf dude...
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I got Mia's doggy door cut and installed. She still won't go through it on her own but we are getting there. Baby steps. I've been burning the upstairs wood stove. Man this thing kicks. Here are a couple pic's. I'll try and make more progress soon. dorf dude...
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Man, that is a neat, clean install on the doggy door.

You weren't kidding about your stove kicking, that bad boy is putting out some serious heat. Glad to see you back and settling back in.
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Man, that is a neat, clean install on the doggy door.

You weren't kidding about your stove kicking, that bad boy is putting out some serious heat. Glad to see you back and settling back in.
When the stove burns I reach 80 degrees up stairs. I have the ceiling fan on high to try and push the heat down stairs. Works pretty good but you can still run around half naked This is burning the cr@p wood from the tear down. If I had real good wood who knows? Best wood stove I ever owned. It meets the strict standards set by Germany too. Don't forget it doesn't burn inside air. I have a flue inside the chimney for fresh air. Thanks for following, dorf dude...
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When the stove burns I reach 80 degrees up stairs. I have the ceiling fan on high to try and push the heat down stairs. Works pretty good but you can still run around half naked This is burning the cr@p wood from the tear down. If I had real good wood who knows? Best wood stove I ever owned. It meets the strict standards set by Germany too. Don't forget it doesn't burn inside air. I have a flue inside the chimney for fresh air. Thanks for following, dorf dude...
A flue inside the chimney...what a terrific idea.

So, does that mean that the air actually comes down around the outside of your chimney? If so, it would pre-heat the air before combustion, another great idea.

Next time I do a wood stove installation I'll think about making something like that.
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A flue inside the chimney...what a terrific idea.

So, does that mean that the air actually comes down around the outside of your chimney? If so, it would pre-heat the air before combustion, another great idea.

Next time I do a wood stove installation I'll think about making something like that.
Yes, I have a fresh air intake in my chimney. It draws from the top down. Not pre heated but it works great. I draw no air from under the door or around the windows. All heated air inside stays inside. Not up the chimney. It makes a big difference. It is a no brainer not to use outside air for combustion. Why suck cold air in from the outside? You burn up the air you already heated if you don't. Does this make sense? You create a positive pressure inside instead of sucking outside air in. This creates drafts and is a waste of your heat. Thanks for following, dorf dude...
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Yes, I have a fresh air intake in my chimney. It draws from the top down. Not pre heated but it works great. I draw no air from under the door or around the windows. All heated air inside stays inside. Not up the chimney. It makes a big difference. It is a no brainer not to use outside air for combustion. Why suck cold air in from the outside? You burn up the air you already heated if you don't. Does this make sense? You create a positive pressure inside instead of sucking outside air in. This creates drafts and is a waste of your heat. Thanks for following, dorf dude...
Oh yes indeed, it makes perfect sense.

I think that most - if not all - wood stoves made in Canada have provision for the induction of outside air into the combustion chamber.

As you say, burn air from an outside source and leave the heated air inside.

If for any reason it isn't possible to introduce an outside air source directly to the wood stove, then a good alternative is to use an air to air heat exchanger. These little gadgets are about 70% efficient and go a long way toward saving your heated air from escaping.

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