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Old 01-09-2012, 01:05 PM   #1996
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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.
I was looking at air to air heat exchangers as I was building. I decided to wait and see how my air quality fared once I moved in. So far so good. As homes become more and more air tight you need a stove that burns from a fresh source. Here they still sell lot's of stoves that burn inside air. I really had to hunt this stove down and of course not pay through the nose for it. I'm cheap that way. dorf dude...
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Shu, many thanks for posting that pic. Now I see how it works.

For some reason I thought the outside air might have come in wrapped around the chimney in a double chimney type of affair. And actually, that might be a good idea, and it would definitely pre-heat the air, which in turn makes for better combustion.

Of course, there would then need to be some fabrication inside the top of the wood stove itself to separate the incoming air from the exhaust.

I'm still working on that...
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I have another question for you about that stove...it looks like it is of some sort of double wall construction...yes?

Is the whole inside done out in firebrick or refractory?

And how thick would you say the metal is? Thanks.
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I have another question for you about that stove...it looks like it is of some sort of double wall construction...yes?

Is the whole inside done out in firebrick or refractory?

And how thick would you say the metal is? Thanks.
The inside is fire brick lined, about 1" thick. The outside metal is about 5mm on the tops and 3mm on the sides. Your lucky I was lazy tonight and didn't light a fire. Here's a pic of the inside. It makes the exhaust do an "S" so it 2nd burns it. You can see the air holes along the front edge. This also helps keep the glass clean and create a complete combustion. Really a great stove for about $650. I stole it. dorf dude...
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Now that is very nice. Over here they use fire bricks, but several on each surface. That idea of having just a single piece brick would work way better. We need to replace ours all too often, doubtless because of their small size (still an inch thick) but the edges will wear away from the daily cleaning out etc.
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I found some of the posts from earlier in the thread showing the fresh-air intake within the chimney:

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Many gas water heaters in this area use the concentric round metal vent like this:



I like your stone work for a heater like you have though.

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Amazing work DD, spent the last 2 days at work reading the whole thread. You have done some amazing work on that place. Love it and keep it up man.
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Also just finished reading the entire thread. Very interesting, and you've achieved a lot.

I had a similar project albeit on a significantly smaller scale - I bought an office and converted it into a flat. (Changed the layout and replaced almost all interior walls.) Some of your earlier pictures brought back that strange "oh my god how will I ever make this livable again" feeling I had when I'd removed the old walls. I think you are better in dealing with this than I am, but anyway, I'm glad I got that phase long behind me.

Thank you so much for sharing your project with us, and I'm looking forward to your future updates.

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I'm in Bavaria too, in Munich.
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I'm glad to see some new projects being posted. I'm just too lazy at this time. Being gone for 3 months took all the wind out of my sails. Very hard to get motivated at this time. I say sorry to all that have been following. I will get back at it, just not tomorrow. Well maybe a little something.... dorf dude...
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Very hard to get motivated at this time. I say sorry to all that have been following..... dorf dude...
Not to worry Shu...it's the weather over our way that takes all the motivation away. So we understand where you're coming from.
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I'm glad to see some new projects being posted. I'm just too lazy at this time. Being gone for 3 months took all the wind out of my sails. Very hard to get motivated at this time. I say sorry to all that have been following. I will get back at it, just not tomorrow. Well maybe a little something.... dorf dude...
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DD....take a break, enjoy some time to yourself...everyone needs it every now and then. The house can wait a week or two.
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When I put my little wall in I never sealed it. The post was reclaimed and had worms in it. I sprayed it with Bleach and Borax last year. I finally got around to sealing it. The post really darkened up. I also hung up my old Broad Axe. It has a date of 1919 stamped on it. I bought it at a yard sale in 1985 for $30. Here are a couple pic's. dorf dude...
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