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    Default Wood furnace

    I started it today after scrounging parts and a core old stove that has seen its share of modifications from several different installations. I didnt want to start from scratch so I am adapting and took the plasma to it to make changes, spent an hour with a grinder and am getting ready to retro fit the features I need, enlarge the door, add some baffles and put it into a jacket for forced hot air outside wood burner. These are some of the core parts, junk laying on top of the stove.
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    Starting to get cold here and I've been thinking of the same thing to help suplement the LP heat in my shop. Keep us posted on your project....

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    I cut the scrap off and opened the door height, now trying to come up with a baffle design that I can install before I rebuild the door front. I am wanting the hot exhaust to run down the full length of the top plate before it exits. The baffle will be like a channel or box tubing about 2x12 about 20 inches long.
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    looks like you are off to a good start.
    will it be inside your home or for the shop??
    how thick is the fire box ??
    i been playing with the idea of making a burner to heat water to circulate as a heat source. still need to do a lot of info gathering be for i attempt it though. lots of unanswered questions be for i start.
    thanks for the help
    ......or..........
    hope i helped

    feel free to shoot me an e-mail direct i have time to chat. james@newyorkmetalart.com
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    Its for my house, it will sit outside and duct into the central. This is a really simple hillbilly version. I live in a mobile home (was cheap to free) and have about 8 ft run to make it to the raceway. I am going to have to cut a hole in the frame to duct thru to make it direct. I was going to build an addition and incorporate all this in with a utility room but an going to do shortcut version for the time being, ran out of money and ambition.
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    Cool

    i just added an 8'X12' addition to my trailer this summer for my 3 year old to have a room. its the 2nd time i have done this, i'm running out of trailer.
    i was thinking an outside boiler then pipe the hot water into the house to help off-set the $ of the heating oil as its killing me.
    i just ran out of time and $$ to get it done this summer, so its a next year thing i guess. unless i build it in the shop and attach it later.
    thanks for the help
    ......or..........
    hope i helped

    feel free to shoot me an e-mail direct i have time to chat. james@newyorkmetalart.com
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    I am seeing if I can find the pics from the progress. I need it working, the cold is coming and I cringe when the gas unit comes on. Camera is giving me fits,,, be back.
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    Ok, getting ready for the insulation. Am going to add the fan thermostat yet, a thermo from a water heater. Ist pic was jacking the baffle plate in.
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    I love it! i'd rather spend my money on a cool wood stove knowing the oil company won't be reaching into my pocket, i just wish miller would make a trailblzer that could run on wood i'd mount it on a stanley steamer, and drive by the gas station with it running, laughing....

    Looks good so far! keep us posted
    Kelly

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    Quote Originally Posted by fun4now View Post
    i just added an 8'X12' addition to my trailer this summer for my 3 year old to have a room. its the 2nd time i have done this, i'm running out of trailer.
    i was thinking an outside boiler then pipe the hot water into the house to help off-set the $ of the heating oil as its killing me.
    i just ran out of time and $$ to get it done this summer, so its a next year thing i guess. unless i build it in the shop and attach it later.
    Hey Fun,
    This is extremely common in New Zealand.It is called a "wet back". All you need is a wood stove and you incorporate a supply line that is in contact with the wood stove and an insulated holding tank similar to the hot water heater tank you now have.
    Thanks,
    Nick
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