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    I built a new stove for my shop out of 16" pipe & added a heat exchanger to the top of it.
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    I know right where you got the idea..............






    And if you could find some HiTemp paint, I'd paint it up just like the A10......
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    • #3
      That's one sweet stove. That heat exchanger and blower should really heat your shop. For some time I had a wood stove in my shop and it worked great. The one problem that I ran into was in the spring time the darn birds would fly down the chimney & try to build a nest. then I had to take the pipe apart to get the carcasses out. I finally stopped them by putting a 1/2" wire mesh around the top vent.
      Good Job!
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      • #4
        Sweet Stove!

        That is one fine looking stove. I'm afraid that all is in vain if you don't insulate that building though - but you know that.

        I have a question. What is the gizmoe on the right side of the heat exchanger? It appears to be a can to feed liquid...it has a valve on it...what do you feed your stove besides wood?

        Great job - may your nights in the shop be warm and cozy.

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        • #5
          Awesome!

          Very, Very!!! nice heater...I have a small one that I purchased at a garage sale and it has the same concept with a SMALL blower...however this is fantastic. How do you have the heat exchange setup so it won't blow the smoke? do you have two exhaust pipes feeding thru the exchange? I'm real curious, either way, this is great!
          Nothing like good old fashion heat, I just got a 16' trailer full of mesquite wood, that we went to go cut. I go thru alot of firewood....keep up the good work!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Finney View Post
            I built a new stove for my shop out of 16" pipe & added a heat exchanger to the top of it.
            Do you have a rough idea on how many BTU's that stove might put out 'cause I'm thinking your shop will get hot pretty quick. Sweet job Finney!! I'll give you my address and you can build me one.

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            • #7
              Finney, That is great I have a Magic heat on my stove but it is no where near that size. Ya you may not have an insulated building but I dont think youll need it.

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              • #8
                great looking stove, awsome work as usual.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by jerems View Post
                  That is one fine looking stove. I'm afraid that all is in vain if you don't insulate that building though - but you know that.

                  I have a question. What is the gizmoe on the right side of the heat exchanger? It appears to be a can to feed liquid...it has a valve on it...what do you feed your stove besides wood?

                  Great job - may your nights in the shop be warm and cozy.
                  the only thing I can think of is it's to add water into the heat exchanger to make steam and blow the creosote out of it...
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                  • #10
                    I was thinking that he probably did what I did, Put a valve to add waste oil.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by bretsk2500 View Post
                      the only thing I can think of is it's to add water into the heat exchanger to make steam and blow the creosote out of it...
                      Ya, that creosote can be deadly. The heat exchangers I've used can easily cause the chimney temp to drop to a point where the flue gas condenses on the chimney. The creosote will liquefy and plate out on the heat exchanger. The trick is to keep the stack discharge temperature high enough so the gas won't condense.
                      A creosote fire is something to behold, once it takes off, it's kinda like a jet engine. It's wise to have some fire snuffing sticks near the stove. They are kind of like a road flare. Apparently burn out the oxygen and starve the creosote fire.
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                      • #12
                        Thanks for the kind words. No idea about the BTU's. When it burning good you can only get about 3ft. of the heat exchanger. Yes I have a waste oil adder on the right side. I will be putting a water injector to control the creosote.

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                        • #13
                          JNH92,
                          Attached is a rough drawing of heat exchanger.
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                          • #14
                            Ahhh!!!

                            Now I see it....great illustration...thank you. That is some fantastic work...I wasn't aware of this creosote issue....is it really a big issue? Very curious! I burn alot of mesquite and oak in my fireplace and now you guys have me thinking.
                            Either way, great heater!!!

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                            • #15
                              JNH92,

                              Creosote is more of a problem when burning green wood. I am really not concerned that much as the thinnest metal on the stove is 1/4". The stove in my old shop used to catch a fire once a year, no damage but a good show.

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