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Outdoor wood stoves
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toolman    Posted 09-23-2004 at 20:23:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
i was reading the thread on them over on page two, how hard would they be to make, if a guy could weld fairly good, seems to me that one could be made, they are outside so saftly wouldn,t be as big a factor as a wood stove inside, any sites with plans, or drawings that show what they are comprised off, i looked at some here in the spring and they ranged from 4 to 12 grand ,thats a lot of money to have to spend then cut wood and in some cases buy it too, lotta natural gas can flow through the ole furnace for 12 grand.

screaminghollow    Posted 09-24-2004 at 11:34:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
I first read about an outside furnace concept in an issue of National Geographic, probably twenty years ago. In Finland/Norway/ Belaruss or some darn cold place, they had these small sheds away from the house. The sheds had masonry fireboxes surrounded by wet sand. Pipes running through the wet sand picked up the heat and carried it to the house for heat there. The sheds themselves were made of logs. I was intrigued because the entire systems were engineered so that no circulation pump was necessary. The hot water flowed up the pipes and the return cold came down. I actually started figuring how much it would take to build one. Never did though.
As for building a metal one, I can't figure it would be that hard for a welder. It is just a water jacketed fire box.

toolman    Posted 09-24-2004 at 12:10:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
thats what i was thinking also, and i belive that deadcrap has a homemade one im not sure but i seem to remember him talking about its design a while back maybe i,ll check his site out, the biggest thing as far as i can see would be to get it circulating and a exchanger in the forced air system of your already excisting heating system.

mike    Posted 09-24-2004 at 07:38:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
about 5 years ago I bought a reconditioned outdoor wood furnace, oneof the smarter things I ever did. gave 2000$ for it, to replace it new would run around 4500$

bruce    Posted 09-24-2004 at 05:52:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have several outdoor woodstoves about the yard, just take them outside when they begin to smoke too much.

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