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Old 05-26-2018, 07:27 PM   #1
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homemade woodstove

I know a few people had expressed interest in the small woodstove I had mentioned on another thread. So we had a wee bit of sun today so I rummaged through the shed and dug out my ole faithful heat source.
I've been trying to find any of my pics of it setup but I'm struggling.
So here is some pics she measures roughly 18" x 12" it's a pretty basic stove, but it's effective




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Old 05-26-2018, 07:45 PM   #2
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Another couple of store bought options
https://www.greatwestmetal.ca/collec...r-tight-heater
https://www.basspro.com/shop/en/kni-...ood-camp-stove
https://www.walltentshop.com/collections/tent-stoves
https://www.princessauto.com/en/deta...ve/A-p8192403e
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Old 05-26-2018, 08:22 PM   #3
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Looks pretty sweet! How thick is the metal?
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That is sweet use of old tanks!

Nice work on that one
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Old 05-26-2018, 09:10 PM   #5
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Looks pretty sweet! How thick is the metal?
I'll measure tomorrow, that stove is about ten years old.

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That is sweet use of old tanks!

Nice work on that one
Thanks, she has held up pretty good over the last 10 yrs
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Old 05-26-2018, 09:47 PM   #6
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That looks really great. Thanks for sharing the pictures. That would fit in the 4 window I am supposed to be getting, and it will take wood longer than the 6.5 inches the Mini Grizzly takes.

What's the door made out of? Did you have to use 2 tanks for that?
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Plug in the welder you are about to get some orders for those
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That looks really great. Thanks for sharing the pictures. That would fit in the 4 window I am supposed to be getting, and it will take wood longer than the 6.5 inches the Mini Grizzly takes.

What's the door made out of? Did you have to use 2 tanks for that?
Ya it's 2 tanks, the door is the top off of one of the tanks, I can't recall where the stove ring came from but it's for a 4" pipe. Everything else was laying around
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Old 05-27-2018, 10:24 AM   #9
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Thanks for the additional info, that's what it looked like to me. And how's that door for airtightness? It looks to me like it should be pretty good. I assume the domed shape helps keep if from warping when it gets hot.

I have not welded since high school, but I have a friend who I can convince to make one of those for me if I come up with most of the materials.

Now I just need to get past my reluctance to either cut a hole in the roof or run a flue out the window. I know I have to do one of those things if I want a wood stove.
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Looks pretty sweet! How thick is the metal?
bout 3/16"
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Old 05-27-2018, 07:16 PM   #11
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Thanks for the additional info, that's what it looked like to me. And how's that door for airtightness? It looks to me like it should be pretty good. I assume the domed shape helps keep if from warping when it gets hot.

I have not welded since high school, but I have a friend who I can convince to make one of those for me if I come up with most of the materials.

Now I just need to get past my reluctance to either cut a hole in the roof or run a flue out the window. I know I have to do one of those things if I want a wood stove.
We used to run up 18" then a 45 deg out through the tent wall on a slant and then another 45 once out and enough pipe to be 2' above the pitch of the tent. this was for a few reasons, then we didn't have to deal with a potential leak in the roof, strain on the roof in and around the pipe, and the tarp that spread the gap from the tent to the garage porch. we went with 45's to ensure good draw.
That being said, you can get the appropriate sandwich plates for a hard surface like the bus roof so you shouldn't have to worry about the roof support/leaks
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Old 05-27-2018, 10:40 PM   #12
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Well, thank you very much for all the info. It's a very cool stove. Now I just have to figure out what to do with the stovepipe while driving. I'd like to close it off somehow, but I haven't quite figured out how to do it.

I've had both legs screwed back together after breaking a bone, so I'm not really into climbing up on the bus whenever I want to drive or build a fire. I had a friend once who had a woodstove in the basement that didn't get used a lot, so there was a garbage bag with a rolled up piece of fiberglass insulation in it that you had to reach inside the firebox and pull out of the flue when you wanted to light a fire. Crude but effective at keeping cold air from falling down the chimney when the stove was cold. It just might work to keep ashes from blowing around while driving.
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i installed a Four Dog stove

Lacking the skill and time to make a stove, i bought and installed a Four Dog size to cook on and heat my bus, [230sf?]. works great, will outlive me. worth paying extra for quality and usefull features, and i am a BARGAIN HUNTER.

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Old 06-04-2018, 05:06 AM   #14
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Lacking the skill and time to make a stove, i bought and installed a Four Dog size to cook on and heat my bus, [230sf?]. works great, will outlive me. worth paying extra for quality and usefull features, and i am a BARGAIN HUNTER.

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Those look like the Rolls Royce of Yukon stoves, you see that template/style up here a ton. In all kinds of sizes from quad camping, to cabin size furnaces.

Does it come with a standoff shelf/grate for the logs?
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Check out the Dickson boat stoves and heaters. Some of them are really small and very efficient. Just a suggestion

The propane tank stoves are an easy and fun build was thinking of doing a 6” wide one with a diffuser and glass door.
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