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Old 08-18-2018, 12:59 PM   #1
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Wood Stove

I'm still up in the air about a wood stove for heat. The cons I see are, needing a second fuel, takes up space, fire concern inside, more holes in the roof, storage of wood/logs. Pros I see are, I know they are extremely efficient. Fuel is cheap if not free.
I just found one of these:

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Summers-Hea...-Stove/3664802

for $100. Am I a retard to not be on my way to pick it up?
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Old 08-18-2018, 02:31 PM   #2
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Old 08-18-2018, 05:58 PM   #3
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My current plan for heat is a diesel heater, although I have some options on that I'm still deciding on. The wood stoves I've seen people use in buses are usually much smaller than that one!
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Old 08-18-2018, 06:07 PM   #4
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My current plan for heat is a diesel heater, although I have some options on that I'm still deciding on. The wood stoves I've seen people use in buses are usually much smaller than that one!
This one is not that big, it's not like a cubic mini, but I've seen much larger in buses. Size was a determining factor, it's 29x27x16. I think it will fit either behind the drivers seat or the other side up front in the "living room.
I was not a retard, while I couldn't just jump in the truck and go with no address or communication. So I sent off an email, the only contact method,and was going to sit back and wait for a reply. Well within 5 minutes the guy called. Said he just walked through the door and checked the computer and saw my reply. I asked if I could Paypal him the money to make sure the deal was closed. He said no need, he hadn't gotten any other response and that it was mine when I wanted to come for it. Well deals like this don't come around often, so I told him I was available now and could be there in a hour. I'm back home and own a wood bringing stove. These larger stoves can be dual heater and stove for boiling.
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Old 08-18-2018, 06:15 PM   #5
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Wow, where'd you find one of those for $100?
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Old 08-18-2018, 06:26 PM   #6
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Wow, where'd you find one of those for $100?
Every other day or so I cruise CL for stoves, buses, salvage RV. Happened upon this one today, was close to me (37m), so I jumped.

https://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/f...672729308.html
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Old 08-18-2018, 07:55 PM   #7
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Nice score there, might keep you from freezing some time when you are lost.


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Old 08-18-2018, 08:04 PM   #8
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Nice score there, might keep you from freezing some time when you are lost.


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I'll need it then, because I plan on getting lost.
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I'm already lost but haven't finished building. Scored my stove for 50 bucks, no glass in door, but has a catalytic converter. I think yours does too.


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I havent decided putting in a stove. I dont "plan" on being where its cold enough that my buddy heater wont take care of it..
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I'm already lost but haven't finished building. Scored my stove for 50 bucks, no glass in door, but has a catalytic converter. I think yours does too.


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Catalytic converter? Im picturing the one on my car..lol
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Old 08-25-2018, 05:32 PM   #12
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I Think it's a good choice. Maybe because it looks bout like what I put in my bus last fall
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Old 08-25-2018, 10:40 PM   #13
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I put one in my 5th wheel years ago and loved it for drying everything out in the winter up here in Oregon. One draw back a lot of RV parks would not let me stay because they had a policy of no chimneys. Guess they figured I'd light it off and choke the neighbors. Even when I told them I would not use it they refused. That stove will cook you right out of your bus! You could get enough heat just from burning free pallets to heat a bus.
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Old 08-25-2018, 10:53 PM   #14
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I Think it's a good choice. Maybe because it looks bout like what I put in my bus last fall
I think mine is 7-8 years old. The only design change was the shape of the window, mine being peaked at the top and not a gentle curve like your. The current model has a rectangular window.
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Old 08-26-2018, 12:03 PM   #15
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Just watching an episode of "Building Off Grid: Montana. They showed the installation of my exact tapered window wood stove. Showed cost of stove at $3000, it was used and needed to be repainted first. They retail for $790 at Lowes.
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Got mine new at Menards , on sale $599. And yea Bus ted 1 bout half of what I burned last winter was free pallet wood and my uninsulated bus was toasty warm EXCEPT the floor which could freeze pet water bowl while head height temp was +70 degrees. Progress on my bus is slow but steady and am hoping to have floor insulated before cold hits this winter. Rick
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Got mine new at Menards , on sale $599. And yea Bus ted 1 bout half of what I burned last winter was free pallet wood and my uninsulated bus was toasty warm EXCEPT the floor which could freeze pet water bowl while head height temp was +70 degrees. Progress on my bus is slow but steady and am hoping to have floor insulated before cold hits this winter. Rick
Definitely putting hot water heated floors in mine.
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