Neil Jeffs: crumbs You are being ripped of for broadband its only £25 a month in UK
KINGCOIL1973: Thanks for the good info brother!God bless
Ron Nelson: it is a really nice stove. I like it, just thought you might want to
rethink the forced air thing. Think of a blacksmith firepit. He pumps air
into the fire and the metal gets hot enough to melt.
brian messinger: use hydrogen peroxide to water your plants---give them ox in the roots and
sterilizes any diseases
Nortekj: Another thing to consider IF you do find that you get better heat with some
sort of a grate is to run the 2 inch air supply through to inside of the
barrel about 2 inches and then connect a T and then add 2 short nipples (6
to 8 inches long) to an Elbow on each side then add 2 more sections of 2
inch schedule 40 iron pipe to reach to the back of stove that has 3/8th
inch holes drilled about every 2 inches apart. after assembling the air
supply put sand in the burning chamber just deep enough so that the entire
air supply piping assembly can rest on it. This configuration should allow
a more complete burn with a lot less creosote buildup.
Ron Nelson: Bad idea running a forced air into your barrel stove. You are increasing
the temp of the fire greater than what the steel barrel will withstand.
You're going to burn the barrel out faster. Its too thin a metal for that.
That's why your wood support grate was warping and breaking.
Thunder Wolf: I am looking for details your production!
Will Douglas: they are 4 X 4 X 4 and if you dig down 2 ft you will warm the dirt floor
once placed in the whole if you pre plan and coil 1/2" copper tube around
your barrels after an inch of cob before you finish the mass you will have
a water heater for the fish that will also heat the greenhouse.
mhpgardener: @jimmyjazz240 You must be in the city. Theres nothing like that available
mhpgardener: @skittman1 Thank you kindly, much appreciated. :-)
mhpgardener: @manholewisdom Thx. Actually, that was my first thought, after watching so
many rocket stove vid's. But I wasn't sure about keeping it from falling
out the bottom, or exactly what to mix it with. So I just kept it simple.
Yea...I need the height to get it up above the roof line of the GH.
Compared to being outside last night..it was very cozy in there. A couple
more nights of 20 degrees and 30 MPH winds and I'll put me a cot in there !
JTB1956: Your welcome. I'm not an HVAC mechanic but I qualify as an expert on solid
fuel. The scenario I mentioned about drawing negative pressures around a
vessel is the central reason why folks (including HVAC guys) get themselves
in trouble when trying to add on a "furnace" to an existing appliance by
just hooking up to the cold air return side. It works until it doesn't...or
your homeowners policy is cancelled. Pressurizing means that leakage can
only go INTO the firebox...not out. Safety is #1.
Willie Bill: I have my woodburner in my garage, i bult a heat exchanger on it, and piped
the heat into the house i have double wall pipe going up the outside wall
of my garage,i burn it kinda hot most of the time, i have never had a
problem with kreeasoate, its been working for about 18 yrs, looks like you
have dun a great job theit, and i am sure you will get it right, hang in
their, and God bless ya. One more thing, i have a veido on youtube
explaineing how i did it.
webcajun: You’ve got a good head on your shoulders Bobby, good work. Donald
clay mcwilliams: Bobby thanks for sharing, I dont expect an answer, but where do you get the
money to do all of this stuff? would love to do it all myself,green
house,hydrponics,etc but i raise a garden so i can eat and most of time can
not afford all the seed and fertilizer that i need. again thanks keep up
the good work
beachfiredude: Great tube thanks
MrVTHILLBILLY: good vid bobby you should have add's on your vid's you make good vid's. and
on the to the stove if you were to lay some fire brick or sand in it it
would help it last longer just a thought
mhpgardener: Thank you sir. I have considered a wood boiler, but I found several
thousand reasons to stick with the barrels, LOL
mediamaker2000: So, in summary, you replaced that turbocharger with a supercharger, bored
out the motor and upped the cam, and added high efficiency exhaust? Very
nice! If only Verizon could do that with your internet connection!
mhpgardener: @nanmol123 I get a few dislikes here and there, for whatever reason. But
its comments like yours that more than make up for every single thumbs down
I've ever gotten. And furthermore...theres a credit that will more than
offset any that I get in the future. Thank you very much for the kind words
and support, I truly appreciate it.
bkbball22: What about old telephone Internet. I here they have make some good advances
in it. It should be a lot faster then old dial up.
toddlfrank: Bobby thanks for the shout out I just hope you got some good info out of
the videos. Todd
mhpgardener: @gwinplumbr A boss? wow..I'll try to ease up on them a little bit ! Yes, I
have considered compost piles in the small GH. I don't have enough to
really help right now, but maybe by next winter I'll be more prepared. And
yes, aquaponics is on my to-do list. Its not too far down either, so maybe
in the next few months I'll put something together.
elkrivermr: @chucks970 my local coop carries the water minerals (not chemicals) for
hydroponics but you have to go in and ask
Brad Gray: you're kidding right.. you don't need any help. You have a good handle on
things for sure.
mhpgardener: @raw5069 :-)
mhpgardener: @Mrcaffinebean Thank you.
selfreliantboy: lol verizon is a premium company . behind times if you ask me .(much better
deals out there now) Ive been wit them for just as long as you . most of
the time i don't use all my phone minutes and they don't roll them over .
there was a few times i went over minutes and still got charged . the 4 g
broadband is nice now that i live in portland OR ,but its expensive ! could
get internet here for 35 bucks a month but am on a contract with verizon
.Very frustating ! coold that you are gon do aqaupon
MrSynystyr: See if this company is in your area. They are growing fast and cover a good
part of rural areas. Good and dependable service and really cheap rates.
Plus when they upgrade they don't charge for the increased speed. Good
beachfiredude: good tubes thanks
mhpgardener: Thanks for the advice. I'm no HVAC expert or Mech Eng, so I'd be getting
input from a couple of my friends who are. This is one of those ideas that
just bounces around for a very long time. It might happen, but not anytime
JTB1956: If you do something like that you'll need to pressurize the area around the
stove and heat exchanger....NOT draw a negative pressure around the
vessel....in other words push air INTO the space around the stove. If you
draw air away from it (causing negative pressure) you have the potential of
pulling carbon monoxide thru any flaw in the assembly or in the pipe and
sending CO where you're trying to heat.
mhpgardener: I've been toying with the idea of building a steel box around a barrel
setup. It would be set up outside, and then I'd run 2 ducts into the
house...one for the heat, one as a return. Just an idea right now. I'd have
to work out the specifics and see if it was worth messing with.
mhpgardener: @Teddybearcop48 :-)
mhpgardener: @bowhunter2439 I couldn't do an inline for sure..the creoste, even a small
amount, would mess that up. I've seen fans that mount to the outside of the
pipe, just above the stove, to help with draft. But when they are blowing,
they are forcing are up the pipe that has to come from somewhere...meaning
its likely being pulled thru cracks in the building. Thats what I'm trying
to prevent, and the initial reason for the lower blower intake.
mhpgardener: Thanks. I've seen the heat reclaimers, pretty cool little gadgets. I do
have a better fan for this winter, and better quality wood. It's pretty
much all oak this time, with very little softer woods. I haven't cranked
them up yet, but it won't be much longer. Cold weather is on the way.
mhpgardener: @toddlfrank Oh yea, that was some good stuff. My biggest problem is the
fact that I don't weld too good on thin metal. So I'm hesitant to cut holes
in the barrel for pipes. Also, I'd have to find a way to get the secondary
intakes to function independently..since they don't need to be working
until the stove temps get high enough...if I understand it correctly.
bowhunter2439: Oh as for the chimmney stack , I wonder if an inline vent fan would have
made any difference , drawing the air out the stack instead of pushing it
...???... somthing to ponder as I know some stack systems are designed this
way for boilers and furnecess and such , just a thought ....
lifeinthailand: Slow internet sucks, I have always had that problem in Thailand, But at the
new place it well be a much bigger problem,When I am there I can check my
email some times...lol Youtube out of the question, Not going to happen.
mhpgardener: @JaxRL LOL.... let me see how VZ decides to treat me going forward. They
turned me loose the last few days, but told me that at 2GB, they would cut
me back again. I've already gonna over that. So I'll see what happens.
Either way...I wont do any more "ranting" ! Thanks Jackie. ;-)
mhpgardener: @mysciencenow Yep, his was one of the videos that I watched in Nov '10 when
I built my first stove. There's a lot of good videos on the basic
gwinplumbr: You raise veggies like a boss! Just earned yourself a sub. question... have
you ever thought about using compost to help heat your green house? and You
ever think about using fish to do some hydroponic veggie growing/ fish
mhpgardener: @MyDaddysgirl44 Thank you mam ! ;-)
mhpgardener: @TheSemperfidude Question...do I put the perlite in there dry, mix it with
something, or wet it down? And its gonna make one heck of a mess when I
take it down in May. Nope...sure don't want any chimney fires. I keep and
eye on it. Regarding the RM heater..... draw me a diagram, proving that it
can work on a large scale...and then I "might" listen to ya ! LOL
imasurvivornthriver: YOU ARE AWESOME! Thanks for sharing all this with us.
mhpgardener: @dustyanderson1 It burns plenty hot. Its just during the cool down cycle
that the temps in the stack were dropping so much. I think I have that
fixed now, but I'll keep a check on it just to make sure theres no more
buildup. I sure don't want to see any melted plastic. ;-)
mhpgardener: @bowhunter2439 Mistakes? what mistakes? LOL They're called "correctable
errors" ! Yes sir, no limts....and you never know til you try.
mhpgardener: @mk96lx Thanks, thats one vote. And thanks for the kind words and support.
mhpgardener: Well sir, for me, it all comes down to priorities. What you see in the
videos are things that I feel are important. I could give you plenty of
examples of things that I don't have, but most of society says they are
important. My priorities are food, shelter, clothing. If it doesn't help me
with either of those 3 things...I generally don't waste my money on it.
Hope that helps.
mhpgardener: @TheSemperfidude GH is a LONG ways from the pond. I can deal with the
aquaponics, sounds simple enough. As for wasting water, I'd have some type
of catch drainage deal to collect any overflow. Still going over some ideas
in my head. Sounds like trouble huh? LOL