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Woodstove to burn big chunks?
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IaGuy    Posted 02-01-2001 at 17:39:13       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Anyone use or made a stove that burns big unsplit chunks? I have a twin barrel stove but door not very big. This is for shop heating.


tomatolord    Posted 02-02-2001 at 10:25:36       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have an ashland stove

It will take a 24 inch long and bout 24 wide.

You can really load it up with wood and it has a blower so it can put out some heat

However

It is an older stove
You have to dig out the ashes instead of an ash pan

The controls are weak so it will burn that entire load in 6-8 hours

you can find some stoves on ebay from dealers trying to clear out old stock.


Cal S    Posted 02-02-2001 at 06:45:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
Built a wood burner for the house about twenty years ago out of quarter inch boiler plate. drew up design copied from fisher stove. had the local metal store cut the parts needed on the shear and all i had to do was mig wire it together. Can make it any dimension you want used 3 by 6 by 14 in fire brick to line it. door opening used 3/4 in channel from an old windmill brace with half in bar welded up so they mated for tite fit. draft control was two oil filler caps of of a farmall M. still have the stove and use it in my garage now. Handle on the door is an old lug wrench through half in nipple with collars on each side to keep it in place and acts as a cam lock closure. Door is make of 3/8 inch plate. I can throw about fourty lbs of wood in at nite and next morning still have fire. door opening is 14 by 14 inches. Whole thing only cost me $100. when i built it.


IHank    Posted 02-01-2001 at 22:21:33       [Reply]  [Send Email]
IaGuy- Suggest use your chain saw to cut big stuff lengthwise that will fit thru the door of your wood stove.

From there you can cut thru the chunk long ways making pieces that'll fit thru your stove door. Them chain saws are a fantastic tool!

Firing up- Put in a bunch of the biggies, on top of 'em put the kindling starter stuff, keep the air intake wide open, and you can have a shop heated to tee shirt conditons in less than an hour.

Then, keep making fire wood of then thorn trees!

Keep warm and work safe, IHank


Alvin    Posted 02-01-2001 at 19:22:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
Try putting a small blower fan on it controled by a thermastat to help burn the big chunks.


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