Thursday, November 27, 2014

DIY wood stove 4

55,67,32,0,C

7 comments:

Margery Bills said...

Looking plausible.

WhyR said...

This project is really starting to shape up. If you can figure out a way to attach a ring of asbestos rope to the circumference of the stove where the door makes contact, and then a small, adjustable damper to the opening on the door, you'll have a really nice, controllable stove. A small grate across the bottom will allow the ashes to drop away from the combustibles and allow for easier cleanup. Considering the size of the space you'll be heating, you'll probably be running it dampered way down, for a longer burn. I like the flat surface on top- you could keep a pot of tea warm with that. Or cook, for that matter. Nice work.

Larry G said...

I agree.. probably will run him out of his house even with a damper on a almost closed position and fuel will last quite a while...

I predict there are going to be times when he'll be propping open his door!

Rev.jimmyleebob said...

got any idea how many BTUs that stove will make, or are you winging it ?

grinder said...

ooooh
!
Coming along so nicely!!

Dale said...

A little wrought iron work about the legs and hot plate, some paint and you'll be ready for the art show.

M. Silvius said...

Looking great John. The hot plate part is handy but with the gap between it and the stove I wonder if you'll get enough heat to really cook on. Mine with the grate on top does not deliver enough heat to cook on. I have seen some where they have cut a notch out of the gas bottle and welded in a flat plate so it is in direct contact with the flame.