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Unread 10-22-2011, 01:32 PM   #1
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Question: Are the double pipes necessary coming out of the bottom barrel?

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Unread 10-22-2011, 01:38 PM   #2
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The short answer is yes... will be necessary for the required draft and heat.
Found that out the hard way.

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Unread 10-22-2011, 01:55 PM   #3
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I only have a single on mine. I have no problem with draft at all, but it is hotter on one end. A double tube setup would remedy that.
The biggest thing to remember, is that they are fuel HOGS!! plan on using wood, and do a bunch of tests to figure yours out.
I absolutely love mine, but if I made another one it would have 2 tubes connecting the barrels.
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Unread 10-23-2011, 06:02 AM   #4
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I put 2, 6" pipes from the bottom to the top, both have dampers in them, and 1, 6" stack out of the top, which also has a damper. I've not had any problems with hot or cold spots. I also bought [2] Vogelzang kits, so that I could put a fire door on either side of the burn barrel, this way no matter which way the wind is blowing I can open the door to catch some extra draft and get it up to temp. quicker.
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