Lightning wrote:Wow, nice work on those drawings! Is that CAD?
Nope. It's a program called SketchUp. I think you can download a free version here http://www.sketchup.com/
. It's not that hard to use. Plenty of youtube vids out there that you can watch to get you going with it.
I'd like to make something similar to this but I have a couple of challenges I would need to deal with.
First - I put my water coil in from the left side of the stove. It runs across the back above the liner (you can see it in the first pic below). Basically, it runs across right in the middle of where your diverter is. That can be relocated without a lot of trouble. Two new holes in the back and a couple of patch plates on the side and I can locate it so it runs down the left side like yours.
Second - My stove has a draft inducer port on the rear (It can be seen in the second photo). It can be sealed up and probably would work fine but I actually use this to add secondary air to the back of my fire bed when I'm burning bit.
After reviewing the first picture I noticed you can see the bright flame coming up from the rear liner. This picture was taken last year when I first installed the secondary burn tubes. I didn't have the rear liner sealed up very well. At that time obviously primary air was coming up through the rear liner.
The blow torch look coming in from the sides are from the secondary burn tubes I installed (see bottom pic). They are fascinating to watch after ignition with ant coal (which was what I was using in this burn).
With bit coal they turn the entire fire box into a giant fire ball. I wish there was an easy way for Larry to burn hard with a bunch of secondary air. It sure eliminates a huge amount of soot from the burn.
But to be fair, his bit coal may be completely different than mine.
Sorry, I'll leave that for another thread...