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JeffJetisoned



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PostSubject: Re: Kimberly Wood Stove   Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:55 am

I am looking forward to doing some serious junking this week..I came across a bunch of stainless steel that is going to junkyard and think I have an excellent opportunity to intercept some of it. Unfortunately, most of it is 304...don't know how much of that type I could use for building stoves with but would rather use that than mild steel or maybe at least in some applications.
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PostSubject: Re: Kimberly Wood Stove   Thu Jul 17, 2014 10:13 am

im using ss 304 but not had it at full power over a period of time as of yet

from my reading of steels 304 is quite rated high from a post of mine with the link on it however i am aware of 316 and also marine grade as well

if it lasts 30 years its done its job well in my eyes and been worth the price some are guaranteed to last 70 years and thats 316 ss from my reading of rs and stainless steel

however i have cut small corners where possible on thickness but later on i should/will know better and use a more better rated system in building a new one

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PostSubject: Re: Kimberly Wood Stove   Thu Jul 17, 2014 1:14 pm

I'd use 304 before mild steel and can probably buy it pretty cheep and guess it also depends where it's at on the stove..good way to cut corners and if it's readily available for scrap price or below..why not?..I'm all about saving the jingle when ya can and there is nothing wrong with free...a lot of stainless steel, cooking grade can be found on second hand market for next to nothing. Most non-stovies don't know the value and I can throw a pan upside down on the plasma table just as easy as flat stock. My sister works at a restraunt and the owner bought new chaving pans made out of stainless and she give me about four or five of them and I only have two left in my kitchen as I squandered them away in my earlier years...makes me sick to think I probably used a couple of them for oil pans or to catch grease off my bbq before it hits the newly built deck I had..lol. Also..I know it isn't discussed much in this forum, but other precious metals are great for trade. Yesterday I found an old electric motor in the junk...easily scrapped, cut off wheel and I had a sizeable amount of copper..which I can trade or sell. last I checked a copper penny thats 1981 and older has roughly 2.3 cents worth of copper in it...but price is down right now I think.. it will go up in winter. My friend works at a saw mill and says they are having problems finding logs..he works at a barrel making factory building whiskey stuff...which is another great reason for being a member and supporting this great forum and studying and sharing ideas, freindship, resources, and energy. Our natural resources in the world may not run out in our life time but they may be in short supply and become very expensive. Foreign markets, like the more populated, have been paying top dollar for them driving the price higher. What is price over there, Gadily for metal and is it easily available or can you find it on second-hand market? Also T2H..are you in the quagmire of the big fire out there on the West coast and is there a shoratage of lumber because of it? look forward to hearing from ya all in future...Jeff
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PostSubject: Re: Kimberly Wood Stove   Thu Jul 17, 2014 9:13 pm

you can find it on the second hand market however too many scrappers due to price been so high here
im lucky in a way i know a few of them so can get a few deals from them however not always as they want the price and greed sometimes gets in the way
as goes for new at merchants its not that bad or by using other search engines to find the stuff i want otherwise its down to price and if ive got it at the time

5mm sheet steel 2metres x 1 metre 80kg is 85.68 new
150x150mm (6" x 6" ) x 5mm box 192.00 new
25x25x1.5 erw box 10.00
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PostSubject: Re: Kimberly Wood Stove   Fri Aug 01, 2014 4:32 pm

Gadily..I have given a lot of thought to this particular model of a stove and wish I had working model to see before I build. Also, I like the down draft system and probably don't know enough about it to build one or know if it will work on a stove that small and where to make metal thicker(on this Kimberly, looks like he has mass of weight on bottom..maybe 3/4 or 1''). Is it hotter on the bottom or is it hotter on top. I don't want exhaust to come out of top, so should it come out of back top or back bottom..maybe it should be in back middle..don't know. Would think wherever exhaust comes out is where the concentraion of heat is going to be. I think I should look at just regular round wood stoves and might be worth a trip to the city to do so. I am even torn on size and have drawn up both 8" and 10" flanges. In a nut shell, if you come across anything more on this "round and small" concept, please keep me in mind. I appreciate everything you've done for me and this forum. Thanks again and have a good weekend.
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PostSubject: Re: Kimberly Wood Stove   Sat Aug 02, 2014 3:47 am

with this model most of the heat is at the top so is top heavy if you take a look at the kimberly models it works by allowing air in underneath and also has a slide part for in going air to the system however the kimberly does use angles to create a smokeless burn something on the lines of the dino v concept however the dyno v uses the gasses to reburn you will note from my video the hottest part wasnt the entrance from the fire to secondary air but lower down the system at the gasses feed back area

with the downdraft method you would heat up the incoming air before entering the fire like ppottys version

if i had that delivery been correct this would have been built and tested but wrong materials i couldnt use so had to send them back again
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PostSubject: Re: Kimberly Wood Stove   Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:51 am

I looked at some new videos frrom the Kimberly that I haven't seen and now am thinking about inner jacket made out of stainless and putting an outer jacket made out of mild. I think it will hold heat better and I don't like the idea of the stove not looking good after it has been used for a while and I think some of Gadily's drawings show this or I misinterpreted. Maybe can put insulation or k-wool in between and heat will be more concentrated where needed, which I am not sure where this should be yet.
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