Well I was trying to avoid any electrical operation with the exception of the draft blower for faster start ups. But that is optional in not required. For its intended deign purpose this stove works quite well and will have the versital features Ive designed into it. The sight glass however may go away on this version and Ill just call it good. For a simple cook stove converted into a full on heater its does ok.
However hahaha. Next version of this will be a dedicated indoor stove. I am going to design this so the glass is out front and the hopper will be at the back with twin heat exchangers wrapping around it heating it. That should help with the moisture in the pellets. This will have sort of a shoot coming from the primary grate leading under the sight glass to a tighter grate. Secondary air will feed up through this grate and fully burn off any char pellets that cant get through, All ash will sift through this grate into a tray for removal. Of coarse CAD model first and then build. Right now Im designing a shipping container home, using three 20’ containers featuring a loft. This is a very detailed model, it has the containers built exact to the real things, all the truss and stick construction and flooring. Right now Im creating all the dry wall panels and installing those. This model is just about as much work as building the real thing. Im glad Im building in model space first, I would have messed it up a lot and it would have had to make due with mistakes. Model of that will come soon, I may get an architect to approve these plans and offer them later on.