we have a gas bottle type wood burner in the tea room at work
it's not actually made out of a gas bottle but it's almost the same design (it's a bit bit of pipe)
we;re pretty near the coast... and about 100 feet from the river wear so it gets pretty windy,
it doesn't take much wind to blow the smoke back down the chimney and out the bottom of the fire... even if we have a rawing fire and plenty of draw on the chimney
I thought it was because the chimney was too short, so extended it a few meters bit it's no different at all....
burner is a couple of inches wider than a gas bottle type, top loading, with a door at the bottom for ash and holes in the bottom to let ash out - a bit like the grill in a coal fire....
(I know this isn't perfect... but it was given to me foc)
chimney is about 6 inches diameter to start with, with a couple of swept bends rising all the time (made out of flexible lorry exhaust joints), out of the wall and then it's reduced to 5inch diameter and goes straight up... there's a pate above it like a cap to stop rain etc.. coming down...
it didn't have a cap on it before I extended it so I don't think that's making any difference good or bad
do i just need to go higher with the chimney ? it's probably only a meter above the peak of the roof (it comes out on a low edge not the gable end)
it's only temporary for this winter so I don't want to put too much time/money into it when I have a million other things on the 'to do' list !