Originally Posted by Kubbie
I read all the way through #3367, so I feel I've earned a few questions...
$4 mod to see what it changes - I poured 2" of concrete in the bottom of the drum to act as an additional heat sink.
Do you think I just created a longer get-up-to-cooking-temp time
with little benefit ? (and just added 60 lbs of dead weight?) I was just trying to improve on the set-it and forget-it
of the drum, and temp swings when opening the lid.
I only thought of this because I'm in the construction trade. Concrete/sand is often used to add thermal mass - "thermal enertia" for radiant floors, concrete filled cinder blocks for a greenhouse - or more closely related to this, a thermal mass wood stove
, which is a 30 gal drum inside a 55 gal, with the space in between filled with mason's sand.
I'll let it cure until the weekend and give it a burn to see what happens. Whacha think?
I think you just lost 2" of usable space and added a back brace/lifting belt to your wish list.
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