Thank you Pepe for stepping in. I would have to go back and see what I said that started this. I’m sure I said something about liking your design. It should help drain condensate if it isn’t to hot down that far, but another thing I like about it is it should let wood chunks/charcoal “slide” down the slope to the nozzle area. Thus eliminating bridging.
We are on my thread and talking about condensation so I would like to ask Max Gasman a question. You have possibly told me this before, but with my memory, I some times repeat questions. I apologize. When Imbert puts a mantel around the hopper and runs hot gas through it, he is eliminating the surface for condensing water vapor. I am concluding that the water vapor has to go through the nozzle area and if the temperature is high enough, it will be broken down in H2 and O2. From what I understand, it takes a lot of Btu’s to make that happen. So is that how it works? Do you gain more heat from the mantle to offset the heat to make the H2/O2 shift.
I have my shed closed up again and I have one more thing to do on it, and maybe then I will be able to saw up some chunks and get back to my truck. TomC