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Old 12-07-2016, 01:33 PM   #1
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Cubic Mini Wood Stove

was watching a youtube video where they were using a Cubic Mini Wood stove....


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cub vs. grizzly.... you'll see some better feedback about the cub
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Old 12-07-2016, 02:40 PM   #2
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I thought about getting one of these briefly, I ended up getting another "tiny stove" off craigslist which I intend to use for $240 if I recall correctly. Looks a lot like their cubic mini grizzly. I Don't know a lot about wood stoves and I haven't used it yet. I can't say if I am proud of my decision, but it's heavy enough to suggest it's thick gauge metal. The dimensions are 14.5x16x11 in case you're curious. I will probably have a better idea come March or April of 2017 how I feel about it.
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Old 12-07-2016, 03:51 PM   #3
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I would worry about needing to add wood every hour or two through the night... anyone have any experience that could address this?
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Old 12-07-2016, 04:00 PM   #4
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Yes you will absolutely be adding wood every hour or so. I have a much larger stove in my bus (Englander 18-TR) that takes up to 16" pieces of wood and find that it can go around 4.5 hours before I need to add wood. Mine IS a little too big for the bus, but I can go to sleep around midnight and only have to stoke the stove when I wake up to pee(I love getting older) about 4:30 or 5:00... Plus it has been keeping me at a pretty consistent 80 degrees inside the bus while it has been in the middle teens to lower 20s at night, burning only one large chunk of wood at a time... Like I said in my build thread. Its way too big but I can hang out with all windows open in a blizzard in my undies if I want...
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Old 12-07-2016, 04:20 PM   #5
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I want a heavy steel self feed stove/furnace that uses wood chippered wood free from the tree trimming trucks.
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Old 12-07-2016, 05:07 PM   #6
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I don't heat my bus at night, when I wake up, the little buddy heater is by the bed, light it while still in bed, get out of bed when bus is warm.
This is the way I did it too when I was still working (before I retired)
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Old 12-07-2016, 05:42 PM   #7
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Yes you will absolutely be adding wood every hour or so. I have a much larger stove in my bus (Englander 18-TR) that takes up to 16" pieces of wood and find that it can go around 4.5 hours before I need to add wood. Mine IS a little too big for the bus, but I can go to sleep around midnight and only have to stoke the stove when I wake up to pee(I love getting older) about 4:30 or 5:00... Plus it has been keeping me at a pretty consistent 80 degrees inside the bus while it has been in the middle teens to lower 20s at night, burning only one large chunk of wood at a time... Like I said in my build thread. Its way too big but I can hang out with all windows open in a blizzard in my undies if I want...
You only have to get up once?!?!?

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Old 12-07-2016, 05:44 PM   #8
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I would worry about needing to add wood every hour or two through the night... anyone have any experience that could address this?
Yeah, that second comparison video enlightened me and turned me off of either one... Maybe it'd work in a shortie, but not in a full sized bus.
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Old 12-07-2016, 05:46 PM   #9
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I don't heat my bus at night, when I wake up, the little buddy heater is by the bed, light it while still in bed, get out of bed when bus is warm.
This is the way I did it too when I was still working (before I retired)
My 2 milk house heaters and lights are on a 3 channel remote controlled outlet... LOVE THAT LITTLE REMOTE!
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Silly question: any of you guys try the 12v electric blankets? They work a treat, are WARM, and dont draw much current. Caveat: I'm in south texas, so I'm not really in a place to give them a full and proper work-out, but if they work as advertised up north, this might make for some extra Zzzzzs for you guys.
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