Originally Posted by ag3dw
nice vid thx for posting, anybody use their smaller stoves? they still use the 3+in pipe
"their" as in SeekOutside?
I don't see any issue with 3" pipe. I have 4" pipe on my stove, and even for a midsize stove, I think it would still draw fine with 3". It's not like we're pushing 15' of stack. 6' is common, 8' is quite long.
3" might be a bit small for 8' long...anyone try it?
Nothing wrong with smaller stoves. For a tent large just large enough to fit a couple people plus a stove, a small stove will more than adequately heat the space. My only "complaint" about a small stove is that you would really have to have short pieces of wood. That's a lot of breaking and chopping. Once it gets that small, it's also pretty hard to stomp in half...so you're really cutting/chopping a lot to fit.
It's also nice to have a door and stove body large enough to reasonably fit a ~4" round which will give you some decent burn time during the night.
So...a midsize stove may be overkill for a small tent, but is MUCH easier to load and doesn't require constant feeding. If you have a good damper in the chimney and the stove is reasonably airtight, you can damp down a midsize stove well enough that it won't blast a small tent.