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Davis Woodfire Kiln
Flooring of I-beam, tube, & angle iron
1/8" Plate Steel floor
Basic frame of 3" angle iron
1/8" Thermal Ceramics fiber paper
1-1/2" expanded metal walls
Framing fits brick dimensions
Flooring with 2 layers of used brick
1" Insblock insulation backup/Air ports
Damper cut out/Chimney area
3 damper slots/Chimney area
Floating floor/Damper slots/Rear wall
Rear wall/Chimney/1" Insblock
3 Damper slots
Afterburner port in Chimney
Layout of stoke port
Stoke port
New/Used brick employed
Sprung arch of stoke port
Framing of stoke port
Marking off areas to be cut out
Welded framing in place
Finished frame of stoke port
Finished stoke port brick work
Measuring pulley crossbar length
Crossbar for lid pulley
Lid frame
Safety grate for lid
Lid with safety grate
Placing lid for line up of verticle guides
Verticle lid guides
Testing rising & lowering of lid
1/2 ton winch
Testing fit of seal and bricks
Painting stoke door frame
Weld corners after compression
Finished door without future handle
Wheels on angle iron track
Lid upside down w/ used & new fiber
"Wall paper" layout/Ceramic buttons
Mig welded parts for blower
Finished blower burner for chimney
Porcelain button hanger
Fiber pulled into frame
Brick-fiber transition
2 inch used fiber seal
Temporary damper & flue
Heating chimney to 1800'F

The heating of the chimney to 1800*F was a test to see if smoke could be eliminated through turbulance, high heat, and excess oxygen. The idea was to take the carbon in the smoke and convert it to carbon monoxide and dioxide gases.

Pallets in the fire box were set a fire after the chimney achieved 1800*F. The test failed because the smoke spent a very short period of time in the chimney.
Smoke after-burner in test run