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Convert a Hot Water Heater Into a Wood Stove

Step 8: Assemble the rest of the door.

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Center the piece from step 2 into the piece you just cut from the helium jug and drill holes for 5 mounting screws along each side. Like before, I had to resharpen the drill bit often while doing this. See photo J .

After the two pieces are bolted together, fit the door on the stove and when you have the best fit, mark the position for the two hinges. When you mount the door, put a light and mirror inside to check the alignment as you progress. Photo K is a closeup of the hinges. You can use hinges of steel, aluminum, or brass. The alignment of the door was troublesome and took time to get right.

You will want to be able to replace the hinges and fiberglass gasket, so have the nuts on the outside for easier removal.


 
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