Air-tight stove


Air-tight stove

An air-tight stove is a wood-burning stove designed to burn solid fuel, traditionally wood, in a controlled fashion so as to provide for efficient and controlled fuel use, and the benefits of stable heating or cooking temperatures. They are made of sheet metal, consisting of a drum-like combustion chamber with airflow openings that can be open and shut, and a chimney of a metre or more length that turns from vertical to horizontal so as to leave the tent or building by a side wall rather than the roof.

These stoves are used most often to heat tents and buildings in winter. Wood or other fuel is put into the stove, lit, and then air flow is regulated to control the burn. The intake airflow is either at the level where fuel is added, or below it. The exhaust (smoke) from the stove is usually several metres above the combustion chamber. This arrangement provides for regulation of the intensity of fire by limiting air flow, and for the fire to create a strong draught or draw up the chimney. This results in highly efficient fuel usage. They are a more sophisticated and traditional version of wood burning rocket stoves. With the advent of new tent fabrics, they have fallen out of favour because substituting nylon for canvas creates fire hazards.

External links

* [http://www.thundermountaintentandcanvas.com/id4.html Picture of a Fillmore airtight stove and descriptive text (Thunder Mountain Tent commercial site)]
*cite web |url=http://www.winterwalk2006.org/education/walltent.htm |title=Winter walk for the wild 2006 - pictures of tent with air-tight stove |accessdate=2008-05-18


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Air-tight — n. A stove the draft of which can be almost entirely shut off. [Colloq. U. S.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stove (disambiguation) — A stove is an appliance that heats or cooks or both.Types of stove* Air tight stove * Bamboo stove * Beverage can stove * Biomass cook stove, a fuel efficient and environmentally aware cookstove. * Buddy Burner * Electric stove * Franklin stove * …   Wikipedia

  • Biogas — Swamp gas redirects here. For the obsolete theory of emanations from swamps causing disease, see Miasma theory of disease. Pipes carrying biogas (foreground), natural gas and condensate …   Wikipedia

  • Viet Cong and PAVN battle tactics — Soldier of a NLF/Viet Cong Main Force Unit. They shared common arms, procedures, tactics, organization and personnel with PAVN. Viet Cong and PAVN battle tactics comprised a flexible mix of guerrilla and conventional warfare battle tactics used… …   Wikipedia

  • MythBusters (2006 season) — Country of origin Australia United States No. of episodes 28 (includes 2 specials) Broadcast Original channel Discovery Channel …   Wikipedia

  • List of commonly misused English words — This is a list of English words which are commonly misused. It is meant to include only words whose misuse is deprecated by most usage writers, editors, and other professional linguists of Standard English. It is possible that some of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Calendar of 2002 — ▪ 2003 January I will not wait on events while dangers gather. I will not stand by as peril draws closer and closer. The United States of America will not permit the world s most dangerous regimes to threaten us with the world s most destructive… …   Universalium

  • Glossary of nautical terms — This is a glossary of nautical terms; some remain current, many date from the 17th 19th century. See also Wiktionary s nautical terms, Category:Nautical terms, and Nautical metaphors in English. Contents: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R …   Wikipedia

  • List of common misconceptions — This incomplete list is not intended to be exhaustive. This is a list of current, widely held, false ideas and beliefs about notable topics which have been reported by reliable sources from around the world. Each has been discussed in published… …   Wikipedia

  • iron processing — Introduction       use of a smelting process to turn the ore into a form from which products can be fashioned. Included in this article also is a discussion of the mining of iron and of its preparation for smelting.       Iron (Fe) is a… …   Universalium