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Need small wood stove recommendation
« on: December 06, 2015, 03:18:37 PM »
We're raising a timberframe in January!  I'm going to have a 12x24 temporary tent on site for warming and eating lunch.   Building the tent from the timber covers we have on site(2x4 construction) that are covered in titanium roof covering.  I have a lot of chopped firewood on site already so I was thinking of a wood stove.  I was researching this morning and with the number of small stoves it's daunting to try and figure out what one is quality, will draft properly and not leave us getting smokey in the tent, and one that we won't have to constantly feed.  We'll use it from sun up to sun down for 3 weeks and then probably in Feb for the roof crew for another 3 weeks.  I see there are camping style ones that look like a horizontal barrel and cast iron ones mean for more permanent use.  One thought was that a good cast iron one might work better and I might install in the building after the raising.  I was looking at the Vermont Castings Aspen 1920, but read some reviews that the fron draft tubes get clogged with ash and suffers performance.  Any help appreciated.

 One other option is to use my perfection Kerosene heater with a catalytic converter screen on it.  This greatly reduces carbon monoxide, but you'd probably still end up with a little kero odor as it would not be exhausted.  We'd just have to leave enough draft in the tent.  It would be a shame as I have so much split firewood on the site.
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« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2015, 07:38:37 PM »
I would get the cheapest,medium size stove I could find.Even a barrel stove for that matter.Something with a flat surface would be nice for warming up lunch.If there are any Fisher stoves in your area they are a good stove.
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« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2015, 07:50:52 PM »
IMO, skip the thought of a kerosene heater.. unless you all want to smell like kerosene and it's smoke.

Look at CL as there are a good variety of parlor or cabin space-type wood stoves. And for your short time period, you won't have to worry much at all about their longevity. 
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« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2015, 09:18:53 PM »
Vermont Castings makes some very good stoves. Hearthstone is another good brand (I own their Phoenix model). Woodstock Soapstone is one of the best: clean burning & efficient. However, their smallest models are larger than the Aspen you are considering.  How many square feet is your timberframe going to be, and what are you doing for insulation?

Personally, I'd go for a barrel stove or something cheap you pick up used for your tent. Your heating needs are likely to be very different for that than for your finished building.
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« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2015, 04:10:03 AM »
I have done the kerosene heater and would not recommend it unless it is your only choice for staying warm.  Even vented, headaches and odor are unpleasant.   

Sounds like you have a well thought out plan for your raising and a wood stove will add to the "warmth" of your gathering space.   You will be surprised how many folks will be happy you have it while they are helping.  Nothing like a warm stove to stand around when you need to get out of the icy wind.    Good Luck! 

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« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2015, 08:03:34 AM »
If I reuse a better stove it would be just to heat one good sized room, not the whole timber frame.
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« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2015, 08:04:46 AM »
As for a household stove,I would highly recommend a Hearthstone product.We heat with wood only.We have a Hearthstone Mansfield and a Waterford Stanley kitchen stove.Both are the best I've used in 40 years of heating with wood.The comfort level of the soapstone is hard to believe.Make plans for an outside air intake for the stove,my Mansfield has a dedicated 3" air intake that keeps the glass door clean and helps the stove perform better.As with any stove ,dry wood is absolutely best
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« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2015, 09:21:04 AM »
It's hard to beat a barrel stove for short term applications. Put a layer of sand in the bottom, and they will last a long time. Fairly easy to make your own, or kits are readily available for not much money. The 2 barrel version is a lot more efficient..
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« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2015, 07:39:15 PM »
   I saw a barrel stove made vertical for a shop that was nice, you could cook on the top. If you have a welder you can do one quick and cheap, before you use it in the tent fire it hot outside to burn off the paint.
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« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2015, 10:10:33 PM »
It's hard to beat a barrel stove for short term applications. Put a layer of sand in the bottom, and they will last a long time. Fairly easy to make your own, or kits are readily available for not much money. The 2 barrel version is a lot more efficient..





 

 
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« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2015, 11:29:50 PM »
Opinions on the advisability of providing outside air to a wood stove are far from unanimous. If not properly installed, it can cause real problems - a lot of these are when the inlet is put in an area exposed to winds. The wind can cause a negative pressure.

I had a dedicated air supply put in when I built my house (which is very tightly built). I ended up not using it.  However, I do have a heat recovery ventilation system, so I get plenty of air exchange in the house.
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« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2015, 11:49:33 PM »
Not sure if ypu can get them down there I got a pacific and a regency , but for our outfitters tent we have a outfiters barrel stove, it will cook you out if you load it up.
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« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2015, 07:46:01 AM »
re-outside air intake,
 John Mc raises a good point.As with any installation common sense and professional advice are mandatory.My air supply comes from a protected crawl space under an attached woodshed.
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« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2015, 08:35:44 PM »
Well I haven't found a more permanent one that I'm happy with yet, and given my relatively short timeline, I think I'm going to get a Yukon 5 for the construction tent.  It'll see about 6 or so weeks of use.  Then I can put it aside or sell it.
http://www.walltentshop.com/woodcampingstoves.html
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« Reply #14 on: December 09, 2015, 08:06:57 AM »
  That looks like it should work well.
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« Reply #15 on: December 09, 2015, 08:24:03 AM »
I have a Woodland 2500 being delivered today- we shall see.
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« Reply #16 on: December 10, 2015, 02:20:17 PM »
Got it installed just in time for some freezing weather this weekend. 

 
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« Reply #17 on: January 04, 2016, 08:58:31 PM »
Pushed a cord through it so far.Not that impressed for the money.......Rob
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« Reply #18 on: January 07, 2016, 11:29:13 AM »
Pushed a cord through it so far.Not that impressed for the money.......Rob

A cord?  Rob, it can not be that cold in California for a month can it?.  Cords are 4x8x4 foot stack size of splits.     600-700 splits depending on size of the splits.     Face cord I bet you meant unless you have been running that new stove non stop perhaps and it is a lot colder than a midwestern flat-lander like me understands.

At least you get to evaluate through use no matter how much.  It looks like a well built stove.

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« Reply #19 on: January 08, 2016, 08:37:32 AM »
We had a high of 38 yesterday..and yes I'm burning around the clock. The area I'm heating has no insulation and only plastic film for windows The windows are special order and a month late. The pic I took pre dawn this morning  shows the stack of oak and olive splits  that feed the stove. I bring seasoned wood in  by the backhoe bucket full.. Brrrrrrrr.....Rob

 
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