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Old 01-20-2023, 03:41 PM   #1
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Soon mn yurt will be set up.

I need some info about mn multi burner.

Qn 1 the horizontal double-walled pipe that goes from the stove through the yurt wall, how do I clean it from the shaft?

Qn 2 the chimney must necessarily be vertical or can it also be horizontal and then not a vertical pipe Does that possibly have to do with the flow of the stove or lack of flow of the gases?

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Old 01-20-2023, 07:43 PM   #2
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Install a 'clean out' stovepipe fitting where the horizontal and vertical pipe meet on the outside of the yurt. That allows cleaning the horizontal run.

As for horizontal only, man I would NOT do that. Chimneys and stove pipes always exit vertically, after an ell or two. Hot gas needs to move vertically for a good draw. Even installs in camping hot tents have the pipe running up on about a 45 degree angle from the bendable pipe fitting.

Burn dry wood. Plus give your stove a good shot of air each firing with dampers wide open. That helps minimize the buildup of creosote in the pipe. I've 'never' swept our stovepipe in 22 years, because I burn dry wood, and with the flue wide open and a very hot fire at the start of the burn. But that's just me. Burn safe.

Good luck.

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Old 01-20-2023, 10:43 PM   #3
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Another point. Not yurts, but...in new home construction, by code the top of a fireplace/woodstove chimney stack that's within 10 lineal feet of a ridgeline, needs to extend ABOVE that ridge by 2'.

Beats me if that applies to yurts or not, since they have a conic roof and no ridge. Just thought I'd mention it though.

Also, the stack on my yurt extended above the ring by a couple feet. Even at that height, and with a spark arrestor -not a rain cap- I still got ember burns in the cotton canvas.

I 'WOULD NOT' do a horizontal pipe. I'm thinking that wind could blow embers directly at the yurt. Just sayin'. Good luck.
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Old 01-20-2023, 10:49 PM   #4
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Also, worse yet, I'm thinking under certain circumstances a horizontal pipe could allow lots of embers to get blown into the yurt when the door is opened. Muy malo.
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Old 01-21-2023, 02:28 AM   #5
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Everybody thanks for the info given now i know what to do and why.
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Old 08-25-2023, 10:12 AM   #6
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Funny, i just called with a seller for stove pipe goodies and explained an issue and the situation when he explained to me that a horizontal excit was much better than a vertical. When i explained i was in a yurt he knew appearently some customers and was quite firm about this. I explained what i learned from this topic and the answer was that the draft in the chimney was much better as he took a vacuum cleaner as a example. I give value to his reply, but yours are field experts so that leading for me. I just wanted to post.

Also is 2x 45degree better dan 1x90 regarding draft.
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Old 08-25-2023, 11:00 AM   #7
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Straight up.

Think about this. Steam train, paddlewheeler steam boat, oil burning battleship engines, Titanic liner, industrial plant pipes, all exhausts go as straight up as possible. They don't make horizontal runs 'because they draft better horizontally'. lol If they do have a horizontal run it is entirely because other issues with the design preclude a straight vertical exhaust.

That said a yurt wood stove can draft fine with a horizontal run out the side wall and an 90 degree ell. They go sideways due to stack exiting roof and leaking, vs side wall and less likelyhood of a leak. Issue with water leakage at the roof jack in a cloth roof that isn't flashed like on a gabled house roof, not because the horizontal run is 'a superior draft'. Also the less 90 degree bends the better for flow. So yes two 45 degree bends is better flow than one 90. It's all about air friction, and the fact hot air naturally rises it doesn't travel sideways.


Old school carbureted straight 6 engine like my 300 Ford with 90 turn in intake manifold to head and sharp, rough surfaces inside the manifold is the absolute worst for air flow into the engine. Curved intake manifold with as full a curved sweep as possible is absolutely 'THE' best design for multi cylinder carb engine intake. All high performance intake manifolds are curved. End of story. In addition related to friction and flow, 'port and polish' is standard to increase moving air moving through a high performance internal combustion engine, which is basically an air pump. Old school carbed motorcycles the carb is STRAIGHT shot into the cylinder, dang near bolted to it. Small engines like mowers tillers weedwhackers chainsaws etc. do have the carb bolted to the engine. The flow speeds up in the carb, not before.

So straight up is best when possible on a single exhaust. Airplane engines exhaust immediately outside the cowling, they aren't piped to the rear of the fuselage. Exception is exhaust manifold piping on say a high performance V8 with many pipes being smooth curves of various lengths to get the correct back pressure. I'm no engineer but this is very basic stuff.

This took me freeking forever to type, correct typos, edit etc. So....I'M OUTTA HERE on a bicycle ride. Later gator! haha
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Old 08-25-2023, 11:33 AM   #8
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One last point. Back in the 1980s there was a brick masonry fireplace design in 'Fine Homebuilding' magazine that featured the exhaust flue changing direction many times in a mass of bricks. The intent being to heat the mass by longer runs of exhaust, then radiate the stored heat in the dwelling.

All that wood smoke would cool inside the runs, creosote form, and >zero< way to clean it out. Plus how the heck they got that sucker to draw to begin with beats the heck out of me. Singularly 'THE' lousiest wood burning flue design of all time imo. I'm on board with standard masonry fireplaces, and especially when they exhaust straight up. Rumford in particular is a fantastic open fireplace design.

OK, class is dismissed. lol
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Old 08-27-2023, 04:33 AM   #9
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Ok the car type explanation made the - aha - moment.
Like so many things there's allways more options each with its own +/- that have been well explained.
Thanks both of you for the well spoken words and sharing of your valuable info.
It's appreciated.
Thanks for spending your time and knowledge for me.
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Old 08-27-2023, 08:23 PM   #10
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You're welcome jona. Good luck. And thanks for the likes Ralex.
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