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Mighty Mini 12 - 12 inch tiny woodburner

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by BrianK, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. BrianK

    BrianK Guest

    Hi folks,
    When I was searching our local Craigslist and Pennswoods.net listing for a utility trailer, I stumbled on a listing for a "Mighty Mini 12 - 12 inch woodburner" manufactured by a guy up in Elk County PA.

    I looked up the guy's YouTube videos, because at one time I was fascinated by the tiny marine wood stoves and hoped to use one in a small cabin some day.

    Apparently he invented this stove in 2011 and he is trying to put them into production.

    I've exchanged emails with him, and told him if it is as safe and efficient as he claims he should market it to the sailing community as a galley stove, as his price point is a quarter to a half as much as the stoves currently available in that market.

    Any thoughts on his design, its relative safety and claims of efficiency and secondary burn, and where it might be useful? He shows it using a three inch stove pipe but now recommends a 4 inch.

    (I have no relationship with the inventor, I'm just intrigued by the idea.)

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  2. BrianK

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    They have a website now too, apparently:

    http://www.miniwoodstove.com/

    Other small (primarily marine) stoves:
    FATSCO Tiny Tot and Pet stoves: http://www.fatscostoves.com/
    Paul E. Luke’s marine soapstone and tile fireplaces: http://www.peluke.com/Fireplaces/fireplaces.html
    NAVIGATOR STOVE WORKS "SARDINE," "LITTLE COD," and "HALIBUT": http://marinestove.com/sproducthistory.htm
    ShipMate Stove Company Skippy, Model 211: http://www.shipmatestove.com/Results.cfm?category=6
    Kimberly Wood Stoves: http://www.unforgettablefirellc.com/Purchase.aspx
    Morsø 1410: http://www.morsona.com/index.php/morso-1410.html
    Jøtul F 602: http://www.jotul.com/content/products/ProductArticle.aspx?id=48024&epslanguage=en-GB
    Salamander Stoves - The Hobbit, The Pipsqueak: http://www.salamanderstoves.com/docs/51/introduction/
  3. Pallet Pete

    Pallet Pete Guest

    That is really cool it would be great in a small wood shop!

    Pete
  4. weatherguy

    weatherguy Minister of Fire

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    Do you have an idea what he charges for one?
  5. BrianK

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    It was advertised at $550.

    Here's the Craigslist listing:
    http://altoona.craigslist.org/app/2869070172.html

    Hopefully their website will have a store front. I don't think the Craigslist and Pennswoods ads will garner much business.
  6. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    It'll heat 1200 sq ft with just 2 small 8 inch pieces of wood... Right, tell that to Mr. BrowningBar. Maybe on a 60º day.
  7. BrianK

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    Yeah, that's why I don't think his Craigslist "marketing team" is going to provide the inventor much success or help him build his reputation. You don't enter into a market like this based on unsubstantiated hyperbole that doesn't hold up to basic laws of thermodynics.

    Hopefully he'll see the links to his site from this forum, read the comments here, and take them into consideration to guide whoever is reselling these stoves for him on Craigslist and Pennswoods. On the other hand his website is a nice first effort.
  8. BrowningBAR

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    1200 sq. in., maybe.

    Cool little stove, though. I'd need about two dozen of 'em in this 270 year old wind tunnel.
  9. begreen

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    Does the missus want a warm bathroom? Might work pretty well for your loo?
  10. BrianK

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    The inventor claims it produces 8000 BTUs on his website. That seems reasonable. The people selling it for him appear to be ... exaggerating.
  11. begreen

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    Sounds about right, for a loo.
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    KodiakII Feeling the Heat

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    Interesting nomenclature.
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    corey21 Minister of Fire

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    It would take five of those too heat my shop.

    Still a neat little stove.
  14. BrowningBAR

    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    We'll just put a set of wheels on it and she can push the stove around the house keeping it right by her side.
  15. ScotO

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    You'd need that little bugger to be at full burn to achieve that 8000 btu in a small room. At full burn you'd b loading that little bugger every 10 minutes! :bug:
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    But, you could see it being successfully used in certain instances. It's a neat, small design. I wish the developer luck. Like others have said, I think the boating industry should be targeted.
  17. ScotO

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    don't get me wrong, that is a really neat little stove. I can see many applications where it could be useful. I am sure the thermal mass and small pipe heats up quickly, so it would be cool to have for a sunroom or another "off the footprint" room in a house. Heck that would be good for a small hobby sized greenhouse, too!!
  18. BrianK

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    There are people around here who convert tool sheds, 8x12, 10x20, etc, to be used as hunting camps, summer cottages, etc. I think it might be ideal for that kind of application. Especially if he develops a cook top model. And as you said, with a cook top this would be ideal as a galley stove on a sailboat or other small craft. There were stoves developed in the past specifically for canal boats and similar vessels, and this is reminiscent of those.
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    But even in a hunting camp, that thing would not throw much heat for very long. Wear the long johns to bed!
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    Yeah, unless you're a light sleeper and enjoy getting up every two hours...
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    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    I think I will get one and put it inside the 30 in the Fall and Spring.
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    I was looking for a wood stove w/ secondaries to heat a 14x17 shed... Looks like this is it, hmm? A bit small though for sure. I like the idea of a barrel stove more ;)

    funny that the clearances on the mini stove are further than a full size stove (BK stove) I wonder if he just made them up himself or actually got an agency to test/approve it.
  23. Pallet Pete

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    I was acctually thinking for my garage as I hang tarps down the middle in the winter and get almost cooked by the propane heater on low 10000 to 80000 Btu . This is a really cool concept though it does not really add up 1200 sq ft no way I can see that my garage is 900 sq ft and without the tarp I have the heater running at 3/4 almost.

    Pete
  24. Pallet Pete

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    Oooo Wait for it ..................... Put the stove in your 30 fill with karosine and use it as a cape cod lighter !!!!!

    Pete
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    What did he invent?

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