Pictures, Test burn

Sorry I have not kept this updated. First here are the pictures of the fireplace moved onto the pad.

 

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I also changed a few things up with the primary burn chamber, and it is working good now.

IMG_0017As you can see, the primary burn is working well.  However I cannot get my secondary burn to ignite.  I have been doing some reading about it, and most likely it is because the wood I am using is a little wet (it has been out in the snow all winter).  Because of this, it is producing a lot of steam which is not allowing my secondary burn to ignite.  I am not certain this the problem, so I will need to do some more testing.

 

 

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    • David says:

      Thanks for the comment.  I have a lot of updates to do with my blog, and site.  The boiler is working great now, and I have my shed finished, and about half full of wood for the winter.  I have been too busy working on everything to take time to post updates.  However I plan to do some updates soon.

      Do you have any questions, or specific information you would like more detail on?

       

  2. David says:

    Thanks for the comments I have been able to get the secondary burn to light, and burn good now, however I have been having problems with the burn dieing out.  Here is the latest video I have:  http://youtu.be/yMPznkTAJqE

    I do think getting more insulation in there will help, but it also seems like the primary burn is not working correctly.

    Thanks again for the comments everyone.

  3. MyBackAchers says:

    If you are getting a good consistent burn in the main fire chamber-then the smoke is loosing too much heat to burn in the secondary burn. A couple things to try-

    1.Line the chimney with a thermal coat of an insulated jacket or I have used High Tech paint to some success, but the paint eventually burns off. 

    2.a clay liner inside the chimney starting from the first burn chamber.

    Finally- the second burn chamber has to heat up to get a good burn and it helps to blast it into a wall that heats easily. Once the burn starts, then it should continue.

    I have tried several materials to get a better burn on the surfaces -interior chimney wall and the blasted metal and it works only when you get a roaring fire going with a lot of fresh air moving into both the first fire chamber and the secondary burn. 

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  5. michael egan says:

    Hi,

    One test you might try is using a blowtorch/propane, etc. If it doesn't burn you have too much steam.

    Good luck
     

    • David says:

      Thanks for that comment.  I did try a propane torch to light it, and it would not light.  I think it was a problem of wet wood, and not enough heat in the primary burn chamber.  I have it working now, but am still tweaking a little.

      Thanks again for the comment!!!

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