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Old 25-11-17, 08:12 PM   #381
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But "throws" a fair bit of heat away!! You need to keep as much "Hot Metal" as You can inside the building. I'll bet Martin's inside "Stack" radiates a good bit of heat besides what "Darth" gives out.
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Old 25-11-17, 08:23 PM   #382
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Cant be much loss as we are opening the doors to cool down after a while.
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Old 25-11-17, 08:37 PM   #383
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Chris; it is an ellipse, and it's pure maths. Google will very quickly show you how to do it. You start with the diameter of the pipe and the angle of the roof.

Yes, flue inside and through the ceiling is much more efficient; this was discussed on this thread a long while back. The single skin flue radiates a lot of heat; it changes to twin wall just before it goes up through the ceiling. If you acquaintance is having to open the door then clearly the whole arrangement is inefficient - the right stove can be turned down until its producing enough heat and no more.

Darth is now too big for this space and doesn't throttle terribly well, so produces too much heat. This is the reason I mentioned replacing it with a Clearview; there is no better stove and they are superbly controllable.

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Old 25-11-17, 09:15 PM   #384
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A friend of mine has just installed a wood stove in his 40' x 20' shed, he had two choices for his exhaust, straight up into an angular roof or out the back straight through the wall and then 90 degree's up the outside wall, he went out the back and it works a treat.

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Standard wood burner installation from someone who doesn't know what he's doing and has over specified the stove. Tell him to get someone in who knows what he's doing.
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Old 25-11-17, 09:26 PM   #385
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Standard wood burner installation from someone who doesn't know what he's doing and has over specific the stove. Tell him to get someone in who knows what he's doing.
Or alternatively forget about heating and just work harder like I do, you don't notice the cold then!

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Wooden spoon my arse Perman. Woodburners can be dangerous if not fitted correctly as you should know.

A stove that is too big is always going to be a problem due to tar and soot buildup. A shed without enough free ventilation is always going to be a problem due to not enough combustion air to the burner resulting in poor combination of the fuel regardless of what fuel it is, kero, gas or solid.
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The woodwork continues...



With some more ply in the shed, we have fixed 2 sheets on the west wall, followed by panelling and trim. Barring the little triangle at the top, the north side is complete, which means I can move all the junk back to that side, ready to progress the south walls.

The south side has all the windows and doors, which means that although the task will be fiddly, it should require a lot less ply! I have 4 more sheets in stock, although I have a nasty suspicion I'm going to need one more...

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<snip> The south side has all the windows and doors, which means that although the task will be fiddly, it should require a lot less ply! I have 4 more sheets in stock, although I have a nasty suspicion I'm going to need one more...

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I actually visited 'the shed' last Sunday and can confirm that it is very cosy in there. I also managed to escape without being handed a hammer/drill or a paintbrush, just a very welcome mug of tea!

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