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Old 03-08-2018, 04:06 PM   #1
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Question Beautiful Wood Burning Stoves & Questions

This is the model I am looking at

Liberty · La Castellamonte

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Wood Burning Stoves · La Castellamonte

First of all, just look how pretty they are!!

My question is BTU's
How many btus are you using?
The #2 model has its output in KW. Converted it comes out to 13,650 - 20,475. We plan on being in a fair amount of cold climates.
I'm planning on having r-10 on all 4 sides
35' length, 8' ceilings
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I used this to calculate the BTUs needed for my bus.

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Also wood consumption
This thing says it uses 2.2kg per hour
This sure seems like a lot especially given the size
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You are talking insulation sure, but what about windows, doors etc... How well is is sealed up from drafts, where are you getting make up / combustion air from etc...?

Also how much of the rig are you trying to heat up and what can remain cool / cold? For example, that BTU calculator site for a 25ft interior length, 8ft wide x 8ft tall space raising the temp by 75 deg F says you will need 21840 BTU. You can lower that considerably by heating less of the space. Put the wood stove in the bedroom / bathroom area where you are more likely to be, well naked... In the kitchen / living room space you are more likely to be dressed... (who showers clothed right?)...

School bus windows are a huge source of thermal leakage. Get rid of them, or seal them off with some sort of internal storm window, or Reflectix or something to reduce heat loss...
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That unit looks like one of those 1' tall wood stoves, but the small one is actually 37" tall. I wonder if that height includes the chimney, which would make the stove a small one. Weighs almost 300lbs. What do they cost?
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That unit looks like one of those 1' tall wood stoves, but the small one is actually 37" tall. I wonder if that height includes the chimney, which would make the stove a small one. Weighs almost 300lbs. What do they cost?


I was getting one until I found out how much they cost.
7500euros to 11000 euros depending on model. That range was for the small ones.
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I was getting one until I found out how much they cost.
7500euros to 11000 euros depending on model. That range was for the small ones.
Ya, $1000 for the little one was a deal breaker for me also.
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Ya, $1000 for the little one was a deal breaker for me also.


Not one thousand, 7500 euros, or nearly 10,000.00 usd
Crazy
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Not one thousand, 7500 euros, or nearly 10,000.00 usd
Crazy
Can't argue with you because I can't find the price list I was looking at. But I thought I saw the little one at $1038.
Where you located that you're quoting Euro's. Fill out your profile.
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This is what I am considering.. I definitely want a wood burning stove, this one will do wood or coal. Plus it has the optional oven you can buy to mount on top of it.. That might be convenient down the road..


https://www.tinywoodstove.com/produc...the-dwarf-5kw/

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