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Old 03-08-2018, 05:06 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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Old 03-08-2018, 05:10 PM   #2
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I used this to calculate the BTUs needed for my bus.

When in doubt, go a little bigger.
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Old 03-08-2018, 05:13 PM   #3
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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
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Not one thousand, 7500 euros, or nearly 10,000.00 usd
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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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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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Bear in mind that 5kW is not much heat in our situation. If you plan any cold-weather camping I'd want another source of heat as well as that tiny stove.
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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.


They dont sell that stove in the USA
It is a very small luxury builder out of Italy
If you saw one for that price PLEASE tell me where you found it.
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This is the one I bought: https://cubicminiwoodstoves.com/ . It is reasonably priced, and very efficient. The two units they sell range from 6000 to 14000 BTUs and 8000 to 18000 BTUs. The stoves are a little more than one cubic foot so they don't take up much room.
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I also purchased a Cubicmini Grizzly. Excellent stove at a great price. I am very impressed with the design and quality of the unit. Easy to light and burns great. With a good fire in it the top of the stove gets over 600 deg F and the sides get to about 400 F. Its not in the bus yet but I think it will be sufficient.
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I have a Jtul f-100 rated at 35,000 BTU. It will go for about six hours on a full load and takes 14 inch logs. I was burning around two 5 gallon bucket‘s of wood per day. This was before curtains and a blanket across the front area. 28’ back wall to back door with foam board insulation between the ribs and the stock metal ceiling panels. This was my only source of heat living full time in the bus two years ago.
As mentioned, there are several variables. Not just within your bus. Different types of wood and moisture content will give drastically different amounts of heat. I would also say the manufactures rating indicates maximum heat output.
The drawback I see of really small woodstoves is that they won’t go for very long on a load and the length of logs.
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I have a Jtul f-100 rated at 35,000 BTU. It will go for about six hours on a full load and takes 14 inch logs. I was burning around two 5 gallon buckets of wood per day. This was before curtains and a blanket across the front area. 28 back wall to back door with foam board insulation between the ribs and the stock metal ceiling panels. This was my only source of heat living full time in the bus two years ago.
As mentioned, there are several variables. Not just within your bus. Different types of wood and moisture content will give drastically different amounts of heat. I would also say the manufactures rating indicates maximum heat output.
The drawback I see of really small woodstoves is that they wont go for very long on a load and the length of logs.
That's my concern. If you're in freezing weather when you go to sleep,the fire will be out and the bus freezing when you awake.
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I have experienced that many times and learned a great little trick! Chug a tall glass of water before you go to bed! ��
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I have experienced that many times and learned a great little trick! Chug a tall glass of water before you go to bed! ��
And restock the fire when you get up to pee in the middle of the night?
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In my case I could restock it three or four times.
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In my case I could restock it three or four times.
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