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Old 03-27-2018, 10:28 PM   #11
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That thing looks super nice! I imagine they're a bit more expensive than the older ones, but most likely more efficient as well!

Great tip on bolting it down! Thank you!
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Old 03-28-2018, 10:37 AM   #12
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I have a 40' Thomas.

I weighed it recently at the point where everything was stripped out that is going to be stripped out.

So, for context ... The vinyl on the floor weighs over 300 lbs.

The empty weight of the bus is 18700 lbs, and the GVWR is 33 000 lbs.

I don't think adding 400 lb will hurt it, but do try to balance where the heavy items go ... For example, a 100-gallon fresh-water tank would weigh 600 lbs when full, so put it on the other side.

Four Trojan house batteries would come in around 280 lbs .... etc.
You mentioned this in another thread before I stripped my floor out. I thought your numbers seemed a bit higher than I would expect.

Then I pulled my flooring and plywood out and hauled it to the dump.

Linoleum +plywood +a few pieces of metal trim=900lbs

I was somewhat surprised.
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Old 03-28-2018, 11:31 AM   #13
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I always wondered about how one would control the temperature of a wood burning stove...??
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Old 03-28-2018, 11:49 AM   #14
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You mentioned this in another thread before I stripped my floor out. I thought your numbers seemed a bit higher than I would expect.

Then I pulled my flooring and plywood out and hauled it to the dump.

Linoleum +plywood +a few pieces of metal trim=900lbs

I was somewhat surprised.
The weight sneaks up on you. There is about a ton just in my seats.
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Old 03-28-2018, 11:55 AM   #15
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The problem I see is space around required. You will proballly need 2' or more all the way around it. So one of these will quickly take up alot real estate.
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Old 03-28-2018, 12:47 PM   #16
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2' on each side seems like a lot! So I guess it would have to be a medium/smaller sized cook stove, but I doubt we'd be able to keep 2' on each side :/

I'm not too sure about the temperature control, I think it has something to do with the flue, some sort of air opening control to let more air in.

I was thinking we'd be able to manage 1 foot maximum on each side, but if we have to have 2 feet then there's no way we'd be able to fit a Wood stove.
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Old 03-28-2018, 04:18 PM   #17
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With proper shielding, the clearances can usually be reduced to a few inches from any flammable materials.
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Old 03-29-2018, 12:31 AM   #18
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Thank you for your input! I will have to look into proper heat shielding before we decide on placement! I think we're going to make this thing happen!
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Old 03-30-2018, 10:42 AM   #19
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I would not want to rely on a biofuel cook stove. What would you do say in the summer to cook?

A small wood stove wtih a heating surface say like a Cubic Grizzly, where you can do some cooking would be great in the winter, you can make coffee / hot water for tea while keeping your regular stove free for meal prep.
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Old 03-30-2018, 10:51 AM   #20
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My plan for the summer is to have a small electric counter top burner. I figure if there's too much sun for wood cooking then there's plenty of electricity from solar to run a little burner.

And when there's not enough sun from solar in the winter the stove would be on anyhow so I figure I'd rather get a bigger cooktop than one of those tiny little overpriced ovens. The only way I'd get the Cubic mini is with the Roaster on top which all together comes out to $800 in order to have that "oven" chamber on top as an attachment.

We really like to use our oven currently and see the Wood Cook Stove as a great way still have an oven (mostly in the winter).

I think it makes sense, but I haven't lived it yet so I don't really know lol!

(Also we live in the PNW where wood is everywhere!)
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