franco b wrote:You also need commensurate heat exchange surface which these stoves don't have
You know, that's been on my mind lately. What about fins to increase the surface area? Are there stoves out there that have fins? For example, on my Alaska, the top of the firebox is right at the bottom of the plenum. It's just flat metal. What if it were covered in some sort of fins like an air cooled engine or a heatsink on a computer's processor? That would greatly increase the heat exchange surface area. While we're covering the outside, let's not forget about inside the firebox too.
Am I all wet? Has this idea been thought of before?