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Re: 55Gal. Wood stove house heater
« Reply #20 on: January 05, 2015, 09:42:55 PM »
The nice thing a bought the one we made you can put a rack in the tube and cook a pizza or a #10 Dutch oven
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Re: 55Gal. Wood stove house heater
« Reply #21 on: January 07, 2015, 11:21:34 AM »
The barrell stove as urban legion has it  was a brain child of some GI half frozen to death during the building of the AlCan highway.

Thousands of empty oil drums ,lots pf wood on hand  some yankee ingenuity and viola the barrell stove .

The Sotz kits used to be the best on the market .FWIW they are only approved for usage on a concrete floor .I'm thinking the double barrell assembly was upwards of 250,000 BTU .That's a lot of heat in anybodies book .

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Re: 55Gal. Wood stove house heater
« Reply #22 on: January 15, 2015, 10:15:33 AM »
I ran across a the barrel kits at a couple of local farm & home stores.  One was at 45 dollars and the other was 55.  I think paid 40 for mine but it was after winter was over.  They have feet, door and pipe adapter.  The kit for stacking barrels was an additional 20 dollars at both stores.  I may pick up one of those and add to mine.
I cant figure out which one I like better: working with wood or making the tools to work with wood.

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Re: 55Gal. Wood stove house heater
« Reply #23 on: January 15, 2015, 05:19:30 PM »
30 gallon barrels work good.
my 90yr old grandmother still stokes one daily.
another nice addition to one is a 40 gallon nickel tank "old hot water tank" behind it.
makes a great pre heater to your source of domestic hot water.

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Re: 55Gal. Wood stove house heater
« Reply #24 on: January 28, 2015, 08:09:58 PM »
I heated with a barrel stove for 20 years.It was made from a galvanized maple syrup barrel.50 gallon with the galvanizing burned off before installation in the house.It was ugly and could get real hot.We switched to a Mansfield soapstone stove 4 years ago and could not be happier.Much more even heat,the house is warm in morning and we feel much safer.A barrel stove will work,but if you can afford it buy soapstone.Mine was $1500.00 used in good shape.
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Re: 55Gal. Wood stove house heater
« Reply #25 on: January 29, 2015, 07:38:17 AM »
Same barrows 25+ years no sand or brick, A kit I saw in a mag. I cleaned it out with a long handle spade.
 

 
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« Reply #26 on: January 29, 2015, 08:30:42 AM »
Those barrel stoves do take up a lot of room.
My Dad and I made a heater for a shed once with a 40 gal. water heater tank and old metal toilet seat hinges. It was in the standing up position and took up very little floor space. No were near air tight as we just cut out the loading door, clean out door and stove pipe hole with a jig saw.

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« Reply #27 on: January 31, 2015, 09:35:12 PM »
That double barrell stove looks like a Sotz kit .It had a stamped sheet metal door and was probabley one of the better kits on the market at the time .Those things could heat a barn if you fired them hard .

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« Reply #28 on: February 01, 2015, 06:02:12 PM »
That double barrell stove looks like a Sotz kit .It had a stamped sheet metal door and was probabley one of the better kits on the market at the time .Those things could heat a barn if you fired them hard .


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