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apollodorus


Apr 7, 2003, 2:45 AM
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Using a Chimney in a Porta-Fly
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You can't use a stove inside a porta-fly because of the carbon monoxide risk. Even with good ventilation top and bottom, you can't be sure it's safe.

But, what about an accordian-type aluminum tube (clothes dryer hose) as a chimney for your stove in the tent? All the combustion gasses go up and out the hose. On the way out, it releases heat into the tent/porta-fly space.

As long as your porta-fly has a vent up top (i.e. a Fish 5-Seasons Fly), you have a way to get the hose out.

A piece of that sort of aluminum dryer hose is pretty compact, in an emergency kit. And so is some aluminum foil for ducting. You already have duct tape, eh?


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Apr 7, 2003, 10:36 AM
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Yeah, but how would you secure the hose to the stove? You can't just slap the hose over the flame area -- you gotta have room to place your cooking gear on the flame. Maybe build a "hood" kind of like you have on your stove top at home? But then you'd need a fan to actively suck the CO2 up into the hose. Hmm...

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