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Old Franklin Wood Stove in a RV

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by AppalachianStan, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. AppalachianStan

    AppalachianStan Minister of Fire

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    I know a lady who just put a old franklin wood stove in her RV. I just told her about this forum. the RV is about 250 sq.ft. What EPA wood stove will work for her?

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  2. HotCoals

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    Wow!
  3. mepellet

    mepellet Minister of Fire

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    That'll blast her out of there in a hurry!
  4. AppalachianStan

    AppalachianStan Minister of Fire

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    They need to find a wood stove that would be safe for her and hubby that want burn the up. Hopeful they will sing up to the forum.
  5. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    About the only answer would be one of the small marine stoves. But they are pricey. If they look around the RV forums they will find that nobody thinks a wood burner in an RV is a good idea.
  6. Jack Straw

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    Her husband seems ok with it

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  7. HotCoals

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    Look it's crazy to put any wood stove in there.
    First it would have to have a outside air intake..which could be done.
    Second to have burn protection around the stove would be almost imposable in something that narrow..but could be done I suppose.
    What if you had a propane leak in that small of a area..boom!
    The risk out weigh the benefits 10 fold imo.
    Do they leave it parked all the time?
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    Ah..it's a joke! lol
  9. AppalachianStan

    AppalachianStan Minister of Fire

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    HotCoals they live in it and traveling the mid-west.
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    bus stove.jpg
  11. HotCoals

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    I have seen everything now..lol.
  12. AppalachianStan

    AppalachianStan Minister of Fire

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    The more I think about this and how unsafe it is. Just email her about it. Not Good at all.
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    Bad idea. I have to admit when we were living in our motor home I thought it would have been nice but no way would it be done.
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    I think I'd do one of the marine stoves listed by Appalachian Stan. I think I'd go with one that will burn coal. A 5 gallon bucket of coal will last a long time and still burn when wet. It has a lot more energy than wood and storage will not be much of an issue. They could probably get by with charcoal briquettes and pick bags up all year long.

    Matt
  17. HotCoals

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    Sounds like a better plan if they can't just use the propane furnace.
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    "IF" I was thinking of something so silly, I would bolt down an Englander 17VL, provide an OAK, and figure out how to safely rig up a 12' stack when parked. If that is not an option, then installing a small, older pre-EPA stove form Morso or Jotul makes more sense. But that brings about important shielding and clearances together with the need to bolt it down and provide outside air.
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    I would rather see them install a pellet stove, at least you can pull the plug on it and go (somewhat).
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    That presumes AC power is available, no? I think a vented propane heater would be better but suspect this is a very low budget venture.
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    Leather jacket, baseball hat & bare feet - guess it works for him! :)
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    Somehow I don't think a $4K Kimberly is going in that RV. It probably is worth a lot more than the RV itself. ;lol
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    Here is a Photo of her home. 5971.jpg
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