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    Home made wood burner.

    I'm in the process of makin a wood burner for back of my van out of an old calor gas bottle. I've seen it done before with a scaffoldin pole for chimney. I wondered he this might be bit narrow for draw! Anybody done owt like this?

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    That does sound a bit narrow, but it depends on whether or not you're going to be able to rig a grille system on the bottom of the bottle. Never tried that before admittedly, I've used steel drums and also restored some old stoves I've found at restoration/resalvage places.

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    here's some pix of one i built, it didn't draw very well with 6' of 3" chimney, 4" works ok tho.











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    Hi Phil,
    I've been investigating wood burning stoves for when I get my wheels on the road. I really like the Zen Stoves site because it gives a list of all the different kinds of wood and how good they are.
    http://zenstoves.net/Wood.htm
    However, check out his discussion I found when I googled for you this morning.
    http://www.zookpower.ca/forums/showthread.php?t=4255
    I don't know if a scaffolding pipe would give sufficient draw but these guys talk about using 3" exhaust pipes and 6" pipes. They also talk about fitting a damper to stop too much heat going up the chimney. anyway, I'm here to learn, too.
    Peace,
    Barrel.

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    I took the easy way out having got fed up with the pot belly due to the size of twigs you could feed it..so I bought this..just fitted it and..yay..yum,yum

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...MEWN:IT&ih=012

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    WOW thats so cool.

    You might wanna make sure Calor dont see it though as if they do you might get in trouble for destroying 'their' property.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yoursinuk
    I took the easy way out having got fed up with the pot belly due to the size of twigs you could feed it..so I bought this..just fitted it and..yay..yum,yum

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...MEWN:IT&ih=012
    yeh, but 105 inc p&p

    mine was made out of things i found lying about, including the gas bottle.
    one flap wheel on the grinder, a bit of wire and gas from the mig, a surprisingly small amount of leccy, about 5 all in....

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    we bought a gas bottle burner for 47 pounds! (just over 2 years ago) from a guy in glastonbury

    works like a dream ~~~
    sorry no advice on making one but i think a few people on here have burners by him, dready sam i think just got one for her van...




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    Home made wood burner

    Hi Phil,
    This topic has been talked about before; I found one thread on Page 8 of the Nomadic Living Forum, 2nd Topic. Here's a link;
    http://www.ukhippy.com/stuff/showthread.php?t=22543
    I'm really learning a lot about Wood Burning Stoves.
    Peace,
    Barrel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yoursinuk
    I took the easy way out having got fed up with the pot belly due to the size of twigs you could feed it..so I bought this..just fitted it and..yay..yum,yum

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...MEWN:IT&ih=012
    That looks like a bargain, windy smithy charge 140 for a similar one. The windy one is 6mm plate though, which makes a big difference.
    Yawn I'm so tired with this big bag of coal on my head...

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