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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #60 on: July 18, 2015, 03:21:20 PM »
Has any one ever had the smoke stack come loose in the wind?
If so where did it disconnect? At the stove? One of the joints?

Never have, but I use some small screws on each section.  Better safe then sorry.  Here's a picture of my set-up and I've never had hot embers burn holes in the tent.

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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #61 on: July 18, 2015, 10:05:01 PM »
Mylar umm Good idea.

How many guys use something behind their stoves to protect the wall?

Most of you guys will hate this answer.  I know of an elk camp that uses an old asbestos board.  Don't hate on me.  It really works.  Just don't scratch & breath.
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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #62 on: July 18, 2015, 10:22:49 PM »
I bought this BQ mat that is fire resistant for under my stove at Lowes.
Thinking about buying another to hang from the eve rail behind the stove.
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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #63 on: July 18, 2015, 10:31:24 PM »
So the question came up tonight from a friend who is getting ready to order a stove for his wall tent.

How important is it to have the stove pipe above the ridge of the tent?


My friend posed the question to the owner of the wall tent shop.

He replied..........
THE WIND FLOW DOESN’T REALLY MATTER, IT IS THE PREVAILING WIND – IF THE WIND IS ALWAYS BLOWING AWAY FROM THE RIDGE LINE THEN NO PARTICULAR BIG DEAL – STOVE PIPE HEIGHT NEEDS TO BE ABOVE RIDGE IF THE WIND MAY BLOW THAT WAY, THUS HAVING THE RIDGE CATCHING THE SPARKS, ETC. HEARD NOTHING ABOUT THE COOLING

SCREWS NOT NECESSARY

Someone on another forum posted that having your pipe above the ridge caused cooling in the pipe.
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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #64 on: July 18, 2015, 11:08:18 PM »
Has any one ever had the smoke stack come loose in the wind?
If so where did it disconnect? At the stove? One of the joints?
Mine did two seasons ago during west side rifle elk. Drove into camp and noticed the stove pipe was missing coming out the top of my tent, opened up the door, stepped back and took a couple deep breaths and ran inside and dragged the stove out. Windy as hell that day, It came apart at the joint going through the stove jack, the rest of the pipe stayed together inside and smoked out my tent and lucky enough it didn't do to much damage to the roof of my tent since the area around the stove jack is reinforced and I had the stove dampened way down, everything smelled like smoke real bad  :'( in years past I would screw each section together but quit doing it a few years prior to this happening  :bash: After that lesson it all gets a screw.

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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #65 on: July 18, 2015, 11:10:06 PM »
So the question came up tonight from a friend who is getting ready to order a stove for his wall tent.

How important is it to have the stove pipe above the ridge of the tent?


My friend posed the question to the owner of the wall tent shop.

He replied..........
THE WIND FLOW DOESN’T REALLY MATTER, IT IS THE PREVAILING WIND – IF THE WIND IS ALWAYS BLOWING AWAY FROM THE RIDGE LINE THEN NO PARTICULAR BIG DEAL – STOVE PIPE HEIGHT NEEDS TO BE ABOVE RIDGE IF THE WIND MAY BLOW THAT WAY, THUS HAVING THE RIDGE CATCHING THE SPARKS, ETC. HEARD NOTHING ABOUT THE COOLING

SCREWS NOT NECESSARY

Someone on another forum posted that having your pipe above the ridge caused cooling in the pipe.

I don't think having the pipe above the ridge, a foot or two anyway, causing cooling is any concern.  My recollection is that you want the stack about 2' above the peak of a structure for optimum pipe draw/stove performance.

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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #66 on: July 19, 2015, 07:34:27 AM »
You can see how far mine sticks above the ridge, and I've never had any problems with the stove pipe cooling and/or not pulling very good.   In fact sometimes it will sound like a damn torch when you open the vent/door cause it's pulling so hard.   

Again, putting a few small screws in each section is cheap insurance.  I use the same holes year after year, and just put the screws in a sealed container in the stove for storage when camp is packed up.

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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #67 on: July 19, 2015, 08:37:49 AM »
Tagging.  Great thread.  :tup:   I have a 12x12 with 4 ft walls.  Just got the 4 dog stove with the water tank, table, and two elbows as my hole for the stove comes out one of my doors.  should be here this week.  Will put my tips in after I tinker w it.    Do wood stoves apply to a burn ban?  and does national forest in Idaho have a burn ban in sept? 

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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #68 on: July 19, 2015, 01:19:58 PM »
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Has any one ever had the smoke stack come loose in the wind?
If so where did it disconnect? At the stove? One of the joints?




our stove pipe came loose one year over on Glass Ridge in the Nile unit usually lash it down at the stove but that year we set up at midnight and got lazy woke up a few hours later with a smoke filled tent came off right at the stove, wind was blowing pretty hard, now its always lashed down no matter what time it gets set up, I've added a 4' section of pipe for 8' total above the elbow where it goes out my side wall the thing burns great, I also lay a tarp down in the tent cut out for stove and use 3- 6'X8' indoor outdoor carpet sections for in front of the cots, I used to have a welding blanket under my stove but found it was just easier to cut out a section of the tarp, I also cover my tent with a tarp mainly so the snow slides off easy if we get dumped on, I use battery lanterns and I never cook in the sleep tent 
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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #69 on: July 19, 2015, 01:23:26 PM »
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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #70 on: July 19, 2015, 02:45:27 PM »
Question, If you wall tenters go out during the early season do you have a different tent? seems like a wall tent could get pretty hot in Sept. on the east side.
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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #71 on: July 19, 2015, 05:16:44 PM »
Question, If you wall tenters go out during the early season do you have a different tent? seems like a wall tent could get pretty hot in Sept. on the east side.
I use the same tent, I have a screen door on the front and screened window in the back of the tent.

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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #72 on: July 19, 2015, 05:48:06 PM »
Tagging.  Great thread.  :tup:   I have a 12x12 with 4 ft walls.  Just got the 4 dog stove with the water tank, table, and two elbows as my hole for the stove comes out one of my doors.  should be here this week.  Will put my tips in after I tinker w it.    Do wood stoves apply to a burn ban?  and does national forest in Idaho have a burn ban in sept?

In my area, Skagit County there is a total ban on anything that creates a ember or spark. Even in the NF.
Propane ok , wood or charcoal no way.
Unless your only source of heat at home.

My stove sitting waiting for the break in burns. Was 90 plus in Mount Vernon today.

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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #73 on: July 19, 2015, 05:54:49 PM »
Question, If you wall tenters go out during the early season do you have a different tent? seems like a wall tent could get pretty hot in Sept. on the east side.
I use the same tent, I have a screen door on the front and screened window in the back of the tent.

Same here,but I always set up my tents in the shade just for that reason. A tarp stretched over your tent in the shade only touching the ridge and above the eves aids cooling by a lot. Still going to be sleeping on top of the sheets in this weather.

They do make tent fans. Anyone use one?
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Re: Wall Tents Tips and Tricks
« Reply #74 on: July 24, 2015, 12:07:50 AM »
When you consider the price of a wall tent these days and other gear.
This just might be worth it.


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