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does anybody know about this one

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by fbelec, Dec 27, 2005.

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  1. fbelec

    fbelec Minister of Fire

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    And I got sanctioned on Ebay trying to prevent such stoves from be installed in occupied spaces
  3. DonCT

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    [sarcasm]whatt??? That's not safe??[/sarcasm]
  4. webbie

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    When I lived in WV, these were quite popular and sold at every hardware store - they still are sold at many such places. The stoves really crank out the heat quickly, as you can imagine with the thin sheet body. Probably tens of thousands of them in use here and there.

    We installed one in the large bread van that we called home...of course, the outside wall was the trucks metal, so no combustibles! Ran the pipe right up through the roof.

    Kept us fairly warm in the WV winter.

    I'd probably take this in a shop rather than that cracked scandia.....these blued steel units lasted for quite a few years.
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    You'll notice the hot and heavy bidding for this item......0 bids, but then again, there's six days & change left before it closes. For a shop with a concrete floor and no combustables it would be OK as long as it didn't get over fired. I've seen a few of them in operation before, maybe 20 years ago. Definitely wouldn't want to install that in a house though.
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    I lived in a cabin one winter with no heat or plumbing (1985-ish). Kept the place toasty with a stove made from a 30 gallon drum. Somewhere someone use to sell kits to convert drums into stoves. Sucker worked great for one season! Don't know how safe it was but I survived. Dumb luck I suppose.
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    Northern Tool still does. 32 bucks.
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    I used one for years. Really clean burning since it burned hot from about two seconds after the kindling lit off.

    Had a barrel stove too but later turned it into a smoker.
  9. PaulGuy

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    Yeah, they weren't exactly air-tight.
  10. begreen

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    Had a similar stove (Ashley?) long ago, back in the 70's. This was in northwest CT. It was my first stove and did the job, but took a judicious eye to make sure it didn't run away from you. There wasn't too much between you and the blaze inside. However, the stove was a close friend when the temps dropped below 20 in that uniinsulated cabin. It could really cook.
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