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#1 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted November 15, 2016 - 01:45 PM

I have a 35 gallon drum made into a wood burner for the shop. Needed a way to move the heat around. I had an old range hood we took out of a remodel. The fan (2-speed) still worked good, so I made some legs for it and set it over the wood burner. The ell on the top is an 8" and just sitting there. I can move it about to direct air flow.

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Posted November 15, 2016 - 01:59 PM

Neat,  Redneck Engineering at it's best.. :thumbs:  :thumbs:


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Posted November 15, 2016 - 02:31 PM

Nice! And of the light still works, you can see of you feel like cooking out in the garage.
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Posted November 15, 2016 - 02:41 PM

The PO of our last house owned an HVAC business.  He did something similar to the wood burning stove in the Den.  He made a vented hood over the stove with the exhaust pipe going through the vent.  The vent went up to the attic to an air handler then ducted through out the rest of the house.  It did a fair job keeping the rest of the house warm but you could always notice a difference between the den and the rest of the house.  Pretty cool idea Kenny.  You should stay toasty warm this winter.


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Posted November 15, 2016 - 03:13 PM

Nice idea. But was wondering, is the heat going to bother the plastic fan blade, motor and switches.

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Posted November 15, 2016 - 03:33 PM

Nice idea. But was wondering, is the heat going to bother the plastic fan blade, motor and switches.

Noel

First, the blade is aluminum. Second, this is a range hood, made to direct heat away from the cooking area. So I think it will do well at it's new location.


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Posted November 15, 2016 - 04:09 PM

I know a guy that has an over/under 2x 55 gallon barrel setup.  He put it a couple feet out from the exterior wall.  He runs a cheap box fan behind the barrels to push the air past the barrels/away from the wall.  It works great to move the heat.  That setup would probably move more air than the range hood, although I do like the repurposing.  :D


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Posted November 15, 2016 - 04:15 PM

Third, does it get cold enough there to warrant a fire?
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Posted November 15, 2016 - 04:24 PM

That is using the old noggin there Kenny.


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Posted November 15, 2016 - 04:28 PM

 Good job, Kenny!! Us folks in the cold country mount a ceiling fan to push the heat from a wood stove back down to floor level. 

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Posted November 15, 2016 - 04:30 PM

Third, does it get cold enough there to warrant a fire?

In the mornings, Cat! Why do you think I only have a 35 gallon drum for the wood burner?


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Posted November 15, 2016 - 05:42 PM

I like the ability to change the direction of heat flow, nice!


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Posted November 15, 2016 - 06:00 PM

I like the ability to change the direction of heat flow, nice!

That took some engineering to figure that out!


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Posted November 15, 2016 - 06:50 PM

In the mornings, Cat! Why do you think I only have a 35 gallon drum for the wood burner?

Nothing beats a wood stove for taking the chill off. This reminds me, I need to split some wood and bring it inside.


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Posted November 15, 2016 - 09:03 PM

Have had the corn stove going for a while now.  Have some old corn from last year to burn up.  New corn this year is cheap heat at $3/bu.  A bu. of corn will put out a lot of heat.  The colder the weather gets the less wood pellets I use as I turn the stove up a notch or two.


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