When I moved to the United States from Kenya, I made charcoal chimns as a small hobby.
I made a few simple DIY projects that included a stove, a gas stove, and a small portable generator.
My family’s home in Kenya had an old, wooden stove with no power.
When I tried to make charcoal chimnets in the back yard, I had to remove a small section of the stove to make space for the charcoal, which was hard to do.
A few years later, I learned that the charcoal was not always as sturdy as I thought it was.
I spent a lot of time trying to find out why the charcoal didn’t always hold up to my use, and eventually decided to build one myself.
My first charcoal chiming project was in the driveway of a friend’s house in Virginia.
We were sitting there when I saw a chimney that looked like a piece of furniture.
The chimney was large enough to fit a fireplace and a stove.
It was covered in charcoal, and the top was a bit crooked.
As I got closer to it, I realized that it wasn’t actually a chiming system at all.
Instead, the top of the chimney housed a burner that burned a charcoal mixture into a mixture of coals.
This charcoal was then turned into charcoal, then the fire burned it back into the charcoal mixture, and then the mixture was put back into its original state.
What a mess!
The charcoal chimning system was actually quite complex.
There were multiple parts to the charcoal system.
One of the first parts was the stove, which had to be insulated from the surrounding area to keep the charcoal hot.
That meant it had to have a very good air seal, which meant that it had a lot more insulation than a traditional chimney.
On top of that, the stove also had to provide a lot better heat than a charcoal stove.
If you look closely, the charcoal chimer was not insulated with any kind of insulation.
If the charcoal wasn’t heated sufficiently, it would turn into steam.
You can see in the photo below that the stove did not have an exhaust fan or any kind, which is a common problem when you make charcoal.
So I decided to go with an old stove that was not designed to handle a high temperature, low pressure gas like a charcoal.