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I AM BUILDING A WOOD BURNING STOVE OUT OF A GAS BOTTLE. I NEED LOTS OF IDEAS AND DESIGNS?


Sorry ! I forgot to mention make sure you have plenty of ventilation and use well seasoned wood. These stoves will suck the air out of a enclsed room. Also make sure the exhaust is vented through a proper chiminey . The creosal and heat from the wood will coat the chiminey and ignite it. Good luck and be careful.

Hi. First advice is not touse a gas or propane bottle, too many ways to end badly. Second there are kit at the Farm Tractor Supply stores to convert a 55 gal steel drum into a wood stove for about $40.00 dollars.  And if that is too big cut the drum in two and weld the end back in place. then fill the bottom with sand, fire bricks and a cast iron log holder. It will last for years versus the gas / propane bottles a few months with a good fire going.  Third even after flushing the gas / propane bottles tend still be explosive and the walls thin .  Lastly dependent on the use and location you may also want to consider using 14" tiire rims cut in half and then reweld the outer sides together.  Jst keep in mind that either option you use will peal the skin off of you flesh in seconds. Hope I gave you the help you wanted.  I did this for my garage and hunting shack.

jtobako5 years ago
16 ounce? 12 ounce? 20 pound? Is this for cooking or heating or camping or installing or only outside or as a fire pit? Constant heat (need to worry about removing ash) or cyclical (quick heat)? Tools: drill? Drill press? Angle grinder? Chisel and hammer? Cutting torch? Plasma torch? Bench grinder or belt sander? Hack saw? Hammer and nail? Welder? Serious project? Silly project? Art project? Fuel size:Logs? Branches? Chips? Chopsticks? Pellets? Sawdust?
FINGERS1 (author)  jtobako5 years ago
THANKS FOR THE QUICK REPLY JTOBAKO. GAS BOTTLE WOOD BURNING STOVE TO FIT IN LIVING ROOM AS MAIN SOURSE OF HEATING. I.E CALOR GAS BOTTLE. AS MANY DESIGNS AND PLANS AS YOU CAN FIND.
FIRST TURN OFF CAPS LOCK. I WEAR GLASSES BUT CAN HEAR YOU FINE.

You are looking for what is commonly called a barrel stove. In this case, a very small one (most are made of 55 gallon drums, about 60 cm diameter and about a meter tall). It's not going to heat a large space or for very long per fill without a lot of thermal mass added to it.

Mother earth news is a good place to start.

It's difficult to explain much without knowing what you have, can get and are capable of doing.
I second the recommendation of mother earth news. You might also consider a multi-fuel burner commonly called a waste oil burner. A most excellent design can be found on Mother Earth News
http://journeytoforever.org/biofuel_library/ethanol_motherearth/me11.html

This design can be improved significantly if you have access to a junk yard. Get two small car radiators, mount one on the inside and feed the lines to another radiator mounted externally and a 12 volt electric water pump. Once the heater warms up start the pump to circulate fluid through the heating radiator and back through the external one. This will safely transfer addtional heat into the room. Put a ceiling fan over the stove and you have a very effective 'forced air' heating system that will be far more effective.

This burner will run on ethanol, biodiesel, used motor oil, kerosene, diesel or pretty much any other combustible liquid.

For burning used motor oil it's also worth considering a Babington Burner

From a doorknob:
http://www.aipengineering.com/babington/Babington_Oil_Burner_HOWTO.html

A production grade design
http://www.3cyl.com/bd/howto/

cyc40155 years ago
search instructables, i have seen a few of those around.
FINGERS1 (author)  cyc40155 years ago
Thanks for the quick reply. Still looking Cheers Adrian
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