In his pics, the secondary air tubes are located just under the large interior baffle--with the air "jet holes" pointed towards the underside of the baffle where the smoke and gasses accumulate. In his videos, he's clearly getting secondary burn, so it must be working to at least some degree.The Elm looks interesting.
The secondary air tubes do not appear to be in the main air flow channel which is a red flag IMO.
Most stoves today are using an 'air wash' system to keep the glass clean and I don't see that in this stove either.
Still an interesting stove and quite good looking!
Any idea on asking price?
I'm some concerns about parts should something happen to what looks like a very small company.
You're right in that I don't see a built in airwash system to keep the glass clean, however I've spoken with a few other Elm Stove owners and they all say the the glass stays clean......so maybe there's something going on there we're not aware of.
Another point of interest is that the glass widow is actually a Pyrex pie plate that can be bought at most stores for about $7.............
I'm with you on the parts thing, however there does seem to be a VERY loyal following for these stoves and he seems to have just about all the parts available. They have a well deserved reputation for being very well built and easy to use and maintain. I especially like the fact that because they're round there are no welds to crack, no high-stress corners etc. Another added benefit of the barrel design is that if you load up the stove for an overnight burn, the splits naturally roll into the center (on top of the coals) as the fire burns......
I saw a guy on another forum who just bought a brand new one. It was a relatively fancy model with the secondary air tubes, nickel plated Elm logo and ash pan, side warming racks, etc. He paid $1,750 for his. Smaller models and ones with less bling are also available, but I don't know the cost on those.