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Old 03-12-2016, 11:27 AM   #11
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That is the best use of antique stoves I've heard. Take then to California and sell then for ten times the purchase price. Incidentally it's illegal to use the old stoves because they are not emission compliant, particularily in California. I realize the $800 stove has found a nice home and will probably have a plant growing out of it.

Honestly I use propane for heating over 90% of the time. The old hippies used charcoal briquettes for heat when in town (no smoke) and when on the highway.
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If you're worried about long burns in a wood stove, say, overnight, they do burn coal as well....... I myself am planning on a diesel powered cab heater like the truckers have now. It will tap into my current fuel tank and run independently of the motor. (it's easier to carry an extra 5 gallons of diesel if needed, and, I don't have to store wood or what not and lose more needed space!

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Yeah, what Docsgsxr said. I'd like to have a small garage in the back of my bus and I don't want to fill it with firewood. There's dirt and bugs that come in on firewood all the time. These days you have to be pretty far out in the wild before people stop caring if you're cutting wood to burn for heat or cooking. I love wood heat, but it very often hasn't been practical to harvest firewood while on trips.

Docsgsxr, does it get pretty cold down in AZ during the winters?
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There are nights in December & January that we get down to the upper 20's. Up in the mountains only an hour away, they get into sub zero temps.

I won't be using my skooklie for living there though. I travel for work, so Id rather stay in it than a hotel any day. The coldest place I've worked so far is around the Chicago area, some nights it gets down to -30 if you are unlucky....

So thats why a woodstove is great for my garage, but not my bus.
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That is the best use of antique stoves I've heard. Take then to California and sell then for ten times the purchase price. Incidentally it's illegal to use the old stoves because they are not emission compliant, particularily in California. I realize the $800 stove has found a nice home and will probably have a plant growing out of it.

Honestly I use propane for heating over 90% of the time. The old hippies used charcoal briquettes for heat when in town (no smoke) and when on the highway.
The couple who bought it are preppers,they showed us pictures of the house they built from 2 shipping containers he welded together & the inside actually looked really nice & the stove is going right in the middle,Their off grid on some land growing & canning their food supply, he even showed me how he designed the entry to the front door so if someone is shooting at him he has to zig zag to get to the door. They drove 180 miles one way to pick it up.
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Sounds like they are ready for the Zombie apocalypse.
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Sounds like they are ready for the Zombie apocalypse.
Do Zombie's shoot at you????
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That is the best use of antique stoves I've heard. Take then to California and sell then for ten times the purchase price. Incidentally it's illegal to use the old stoves because they are not emission compliant, particularily in California. I realize the $800 stove has found a nice home and will probably have a plant growing out of it.
Also I don't think it's illegal to use them I believe if your in the business of selling stoves & fireplace inserts they now have to meet emission standards then they throw in the no burn days your not allowed to use them unless it's your primary heat source BUT your not allowed to make it your primary if your residence was originally built with something different
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Do Zombie's shoot at you????
The next generation ones just might!
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Ok, so no plant then. That's still amazing, and it just goes to show that you have to go a long way for the perfect stove, even if you live in a CONEX container. I'm actually considering containers for replacing my house.
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