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#16 FixItCharlie OFFLINE  

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Posted December 13, 2015 - 11:56 AM

The woodstove that  I have is made from a 55 gallon barrel using the kit for building a woodstove. I have used it for many years in fact I am starting to work on rebuilding it as the original drum is over 15 years old. It has not burned through yet but I know it is getting thinner every year. I found a new drum last year when I hauled some scrap metal in. I also have some changes that I am working on. 

 

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Posted December 14, 2015 - 12:47 PM

I actually wanted to make a 55 gal. drum stove.  Where my stove pipe goes out through a window hole is pretty low - heck if I stand on my toes I can hit my head on the rafters of the building.  The lay down design would work better for what I need but I would have had to purchase the "kit" and this stove there was zero investment.  The much longer wood would mean less cutting too - although - I have a real hard time splitting this short [10inch long] wood. 

 

With all the cutting hauling splitting and stacking,  propane is looking pretty good about now!   Got my back so screwed up I can't sleep or generally function right now. 

I'll like the wood better when it actually gets cold enough to appreciate it. 


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Posted December 14, 2015 - 01:52 PM

I fired off my little wood stove this morning! It did a great job of taking the chill off the area real quick. It's a 35 gallon drum on it's side. I have a small fan to circulate the warmed air about.

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Posted December 14, 2015 - 03:39 PM

That looks good Kenny!  I wondered about having my exhaust going out nearly horizontal like that but didn't know if it'd draw correctly.  Looks like it must work.  I do have the top of my pipe above the top of the building. 



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Posted December 14, 2015 - 03:52 PM

That looks good Kenny!  I wondered about having my exhaust going out nearly horizontal like that but didn't know if it'd draw correctly.  Looks like it must work.  I do have the top of my pipe above the top of the building. 

It goes out the wall less than a foot, then turns up with 2-45°'s. Then goes to 4" pipe and is 3' above the Tractor Port roof. The wall it goes through is the Hardi-Plank siding. No wood there!


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Posted December 14, 2015 - 05:14 PM

Mine's been going for a few weeks now, HPIM1508.JPG      shop door's open quite a bit though!


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Posted December 14, 2015 - 06:09 PM

OLD people have poor circulation  :poke:

 

Lit mine today but had my shirt off most of the time I been out there.  :tmi:



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Posted December 14, 2015 - 06:28 PM

Glad you guys are getting heat in your shops.  Sure is hard to work when your numb from cold.  Used to I'd work in the shop without heat turned on till it got below 30F, but these days I like a little warmth.  Blood thinners make one get chilled easier.  I gotta say, I kinda miss the old wood stoves, but I don't miss cutting/splitting wood.  I enjoyed it when I was younger though.


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Posted December 14, 2015 - 07:58 PM

Glad you guys are getting heat in your shops.  Sure is hard to work when your numb from cold.  Used to I'd work in the shop without heat turned on till it got below 30F, but these days I like a little warmth.  Blood thinners make one get chilled easier.  I gotta say, I kinda miss the old wood stoves, but I don't miss cutting/splitting wood.  I enjoyed it when I was younger though.

I've had a wood stove in the shop since I built it over 30 years ago, also a propane ceramic wall heater as a backup.  Used to burn wood in the house too, but don't anymore, don't trust the flue!

 

I enjoy working in the timber, just can't last as long as I used to!  I used to cut & load my 16' trailer in three hours, now I load the front 7' of it  HPIM1088.JPG  & I'm done for three days!   :wallbanging:


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Posted December 14, 2015 - 08:48 PM

Ronnie has a Mule just like that one   :thumbs:


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Posted December 14, 2015 - 09:44 PM

Are those sledge hammer marks there by the crack? :poke:

Glad the manufacturer is going to stand behind their product. Kinda rare these days

No hammer marks,,,thats soot. Sure looks like it been walloped but not the case.
I have a heat powered fan on top of stove that does a great job of circulating heat in garage. Don't need a whole lot of air movement. Im sure a small solar fan would do the job

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Posted December 14, 2015 - 10:07 PM

Ronnie has a Mule just like that one   :thumbs:

No you're wrong, his wife does!    :D   :D   :D


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Posted December 20, 2015 - 05:29 PM

My friend comes over, needs my chain hoist. To be fully insured for wood stove in shop stove has to be 18" off the floor. I'm not in the lifting mood so this worked slick to get some cement blocks under. My next step will be coercing him into getting a tractor to tinker with

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Posted December 21, 2015 - 11:41 AM

This only applies in the USA,,,wow! Once the fire inspector finds your wood stove among the ashes of your priceless treasures your insurance is null and void....

 

It took 20 seconds of google time to find that the national fire code (NFPA 211) states

12.2.3 Solid fuel-burning appliances shall not be installed in
any location where gasoline or any other flammable vapors or
gases are present.
12.2.4 Solid fuel-burning appliances shall not be installed in
any garage.


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Posted December 21, 2015 - 03:09 PM

What insurance? 

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