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Old 10-21-2010, 11:07 AM   #61
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Re: The Odd OX

Hey Luke,
If the batteries are sulfated from sitting to lng the charger wont do any good. Do you have a good volt meter? If so measure the voltage of your battery (one lead to positive one lead to negative) this should read around 12.4 to 12.8 volts, next hook up your charger, turnit on at its highest 12 volt charge rate, wait 15 min. and measure the voltage while the charger is working. If the voltage is still above 15 volts your batteries are sulkfated you need new ones. If the volts are below 15 let the battery charge at a lower rate for several hours. Remeber if your batteries are good the engine should crank, if you get clicking remove each cable end one at a time clean with a wire battery brush reinstall andtighten securly and try again. Let me know what happens

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Old 10-21-2010, 11:15 AM   #62
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Re: The Odd OX

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Hey luke Looks GREAT im loveing what you have done. As far as i have heard some people will put up thick blankets, "curtins" in front of there windows during the winter as a quick cheap fix and im sure that would also help "protect" your windows from the stove heat. Also i was wondering what you have used to attach all your cabinits and your counter to the floor with???

the 2x4 that runs on the floor in front is secured down with just normal screws 2 in i think. everything is tied together pretty well... screwed to the floor, wall, each other.


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You'd be better to remove the couple windows next to the stove, blank them in outside, and cover them with your heat shielding inside. Be sure to protect your floor as well, and add some way on those legs to bolt your stove down to keep it in place

the window to one side is getting covered but the window i had in question was the emergency exit and i didn't know what i would be getting myself into if i removed it cause it has that alarm on the handle. the window that i broke out is where the stove pipe will be exiting.

and the stove should have a foot and a half or two between it and the floor once i'm done figuring out what to build under it now that plan A didn't work. Has anybody made kind of a custom stand or cabinet for their stove? love to see them.........so i can brain storm not steal your design
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Old 10-21-2010, 11:16 AM   #63
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Hey Luke,
If the batteries are sulfated from sitting to lng the charger wont do any good. Do you have a good volt meter? If so measure the voltage of your battery (one lead to positive one lead to negative) this should read around 12.4 to 12.8 volts, next hook up your charger, turnit on at its highest 12 volt charge rate, wait 15 min. and measure the voltage while the charger is working. If the voltage is still above 15 volts your batteries are sulkfated you need new ones. If the volts are below 15 let the battery charge at a lower rate for several hours. Remeber if your batteries are good the engine should crank, if you get clicking remove each cable end one at a time clean with a wire battery brush reinstall andtighten securly and try again. Let me know what happens

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thanks i'm gonna do it. i had been preoccupied doing build stuff on the inside i set the batteries on the back burner but i need to get this cranked up before it is to cold and get her blood flowing again
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Old 10-22-2010, 09:52 AM   #64
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thanks smitty! i really like your stove. and i'm gonna have to go through the "bussin it" blog cause seems there tons of other good info too. i really like the idea of the outside door for loading wood and the hidden storage for it...wish i had seen these earlier so i could have included it maybe after this winter i could change things a bit. I am kind of in a time crunch to get the wood stove in and finish all the little projects that i have collected material for cause it is inevitable i'm gonna have to be moving on soon. a few post back somebody asked about the house in the back of my photos and like i said it is not mine and it sits on 80 acres and i'm tucked back in the woods I LOVE IT totally just squatting. but soon i'll have to go and i am using the old house to keep all my things dry so gotta get them installed so i don't have to find some other old house to store them in


any suggestions on removing that emergency window? can i just remove it and cut the little wire going to the latch.....is it that easy to not set the alarm off?
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Old 10-22-2010, 10:48 AM   #65
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Re: The Odd OX

I pulled out my emergency window and it did not set off the alarm. However, I also had a friend deactivate some other alarms, like the rear door, etc. And I had deactivated the stop sign alarm. So who knows, I might have done something already that deactivated the window alarm without intending to. I would suggest you just open up your electrical panel box (next to the driver's seat) and have tools ready, so if an alarm goes off, you can locate it and pull off the wires.
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Old 11-18-2010, 08:01 PM   #66
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well pulling the emergency exit window is just as easy as cutting the wire. i pulled the window and just cut the wire right there and tucked it up out the way. no alarm went off. got the hole cut for the stove pipe and the three windows that are by the stove skinned over. have two more to skin over but they were added after i got sheet metal cut to size and they are not too important just where a shelf goes so have to do them later. i have been out of state for work for a few weeks and i'm back home with no stove hooked up yet and the cold is setting in. the race is on.
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Old 12-05-2010, 02:27 PM   #67
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got my closet finished off with doors and such. got all the windows skinned, the stove installed and burned it for the first time last night! it was awesome!! perfect timing too cause we had our first snow last night it was just a dusting but was so nice to finally be warm. woke up and cooked some eggs and toast on the stove.
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Old 12-05-2010, 02:29 PM   #68
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I think i am going to run the sheet metal a little more on the ceiling almost all the way up to emergency hatch it was getting pretty hot.
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Nice work...and the eggs and toast sound good on a cold morning
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Old 12-05-2010, 04:37 PM   #70
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Love the continuation of the log cabin look on the closet! Did you fabricate that base structure that supports the woodstove? Are you planning on putting some tile or other fireproof covering on the floor under the stove?
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