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Old 02-03-2019, 09:02 AM   #1
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With all the cold weather here lately in Southern Maryland I decided to TEMPORARILY install the Dwarf wood stove. The stove was purchased during a sale at tinywoodstove.com and had been sitting in my living room for months.

I pulled the rear emergency roof hatch off and cut a hole in it. Then I "secured" the silicone pipe boot gasket with copious amounts of Gorilla tape. I didn't even have to get on the roof...


Here is a pic from the inside. Yes I know the roof supporting bracket is not installed correctly; it's temporary.


I didn't even have to cut any of the flue pipes, they happen to make for a perfect interference fit.


Eventually the stove will be permanently mounted on a base up by the front door, but in the meantime, I hope it will provide some nice dry heat during this "brutal" MD winter...
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Old 02-03-2019, 10:21 AM   #2
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Nice! That should heat the bus up nicely. The heat rises quickly, you may want to put some sheet metal between the stove and the plastic emergency cover.

I have the Grizzly Cubicmini and it heats up the bus nicely.

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Old 02-03-2019, 03:51 PM   #3
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Nice! That should heat the bus up nicely. The heat rises quickly, you may want to put some sheet metal between the stove and the plastic emergency cover.

I have the Grizzly Cubicmini and it heats up the bus nicely.
Good call on the plugging the hole in the emergency hatch. I stuck the interior trim plates up there and it made a huge difference.


So you have a Grizzly and I have a Dwarf...? I feel inadequate...
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Old 02-04-2019, 02:42 PM   #4
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Nice stove.....hope the cold isn't getting you too bad
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Old 02-05-2019, 06:27 PM   #5
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Nice stove.....hope the cold isn't getting you too bad
Full disclosure, it was around 65F degrees today here in the Washington DC area...
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Old 02-07-2019, 08:33 AM   #6
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Full disclosure, it was around 65F degrees today here in the Washington DC area...
The inside of my bus isn't even that warm.......
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Old 02-07-2019, 12:06 PM   #7
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I woke up to single digits this morning. Started my truck. As it warmed up I watched a crack travel up the middle of my windshield
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Old 03-08-2019, 10:17 PM   #8
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Nice! That should heat the bus up nicely. The heat rises quickly, you may want to put some sheet metal between the stove and the plastic emergency cover.

I have the Grizzly Cubicmini and it heats up the bus nicely.

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What size bus does the grizzly heat up nicely?
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Old 03-08-2019, 11:10 PM   #9
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What size bus does the grizzly heat up nicely?
Rated to heat 200-400sf.
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Old 03-10-2019, 03:56 PM   #10
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What size bus does the grizzly heat up nicely?


My bus is extra-medium at 28í bumper to bumper. It can get too warm - and i often have to crack a window. It would work in any size bus.
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Old 03-10-2019, 04:56 PM   #11
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I wish the small stoves could get a better burn time. But what can you do with such a small fire box. The dwarf 4k I hear can get up to 4 hours under idea conditions
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Excuse the moron question..any chance of mounting the stove against the wall and running the exhaust along the wall a bit to recover more heat? maybe a bit like a rocket mask stove?
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Old 03-24-2019, 10:14 AM   #13
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That is not a bad question of you don't know the answer. The short answer yes it would let you recover more, but it is not the best setup. Whenever you put a bend or elbow in the flue you cause the effecienty to drop (the stove draw or draft). Just Google wood burning stove installation for a house they'll explain it a lot better. A straight flu will give you more draw however my brother-in-law Heats with wood and he said the fresh air intake made the biggest difference in his house. The fire has to pull air from somewhere to burn which means it's going to pull it in through all the windows and doors if you do not have a fresh air intake..

If anyone else has any other experience or knowledge please chime in. I do not currently heat with wood but I have been researching it for a couple of years for my house and have talked with people that heat their houses with wood stoves
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We have a dwarf 4k and are in the process of installing solar panels, and maxxair deluxe fans. The way it currently lines up the maxxair is going to be in-between the solar panels, and the vent pipe of the stove. I am wondering what clearance the stove pipe needs once it is above the roof. We have the silicone boot and I expect the plastic maxxair vent to be within 6" from the outer diameter of the silicon boot. Will this be ok, to not melt the maxxair vent lid? I tried to look at the MFG website, but could not find anything.



Also because I know the question is coming... we are not going to run intake air when the stove is burning... lol.



Thanks for the help.
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Old 04-26-2019, 06:28 PM   #15
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We choose to use a stove that we wouldn't have to fill up every two hours. Our choice was a vogelzang 1200 sq foot wood stove. We build a small fire in it and it last about four hours heating the entire bus.
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We choose to use a stove that we wouldn't have to fill up every two hours. Our choice was a vogelzang 1200 sq foot wood stove. We build a small fire in it and it last about four hours heating the entire bus.
Ya, but you have to have the AC on for the first hour and a half. I have one very similar to that, decided against it for 3 reasons. Takes up too much valuable space, they are too efficient for a bus, and insurance could be a problem if you need it.
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it does get warm for the first hour but we place a fan right in the middle of the bus and it circulates the air perfect. Blow the fan towards the front where the worst cold air is and by the time it gets back its cooled enough to be comfortable.
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Old 04-26-2019, 06:56 PM   #18
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your stove pipe just needs to be above the highest point of the roof. Mine is very short and works perfect. I drive down the road with my fire blazing and no issues at all.
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your stove pipe just needs to be above the highest point of the roof. Mine is very short and works perfect. I drive down the road with my fire blazing and no issues at all.
l've been wondering about that - thanks
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