Tuesday, November 25, 2014

DIY wood stove 2

Scavenged another tank for a wrap around door.  Leg parts ready for cutting and welding.  45,58,33,0,B


rondeb said...

Are you going to be able to use the stove pipe and maybe some of the other parts off the stove you ordered?

rondeb said...

Curious what kind of hinge you can use with the lid overlapping like that.

M. Silvius said...

I love it when a plan comes together.

Margery Bills said...

Interesting. I hope you show us and explain the finished product to us.

Larry G said...

I know propane tanks are tough in terms of withstanding pressure - but are they also heat-tempered so the metal does not weaken when heated?

perhaps a brick/stone saddle o sit in.

M. Silvius said...

Larry: I have been burning mine for 2 years now and I notice no real problem. Leaving a small layer of ash in the bottom is enough to protect it. I also have a home made 55 gal barrel stove made with a Vogelzang kit in my shop, and I have had a layer of sand in the bottom, and that has held out just fine for 10 years.

Larry G said...

Thanks... yes. that's an obvious solution!

so perhaps a layer of sand or a grid inside will protect it from heat damage?

having a way to get ashes out it while it''s operating would also be a plus.

Margery Bills said...

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Steve said...

John, not sure if I sent you this link before, but I think it might be right up your alley.


Examples of home brew machines and devices people have built. Just about anything you could ever imagine. Most have good info. on how they did it and what they used.

When I saw you working on your stove, I figured if you needed a little inspiration you could find it here.

Happy Thanksgiving!