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Posted By SCOTT S.,
May 2, 2018 at 7:33 PM
It has been posted a few times before here. Not my taste but very cool regardless
Sorry for the repost I have never seen it. My wife said it’s not my taste either.
No reason to apologize
A little over-kill for ember protection!
Yes it is deja vu, I have seen it before.
But glad you posted it, I love it! Looks like something I would do if the fiancee was out of town for a week or two.
Now that is some fire proof hearth protection.
Very imaginative. I don't know the weight of that shovel but I think I would have to reinforce the floor. Under my hearth I now have yellow pine 2x10s, 16 inch on center, and doubled, three of them beneath the hearth are doubled. I think I would have to triple or quadruple them. Not too hard to do that.
Plus, talk about a heat bank. That hunk of steel is what, 4,000 pounds? Get that up to about 140 degrees and it will put out heat for 48 hours or more!
i just want to know how he insulated the chimney pipe
I’m not so sure, there. Most of these 2 meter excavator buckets are more like 2000 - 2500 lb. That pales in comparison to a masonry fireplace. Rough number, mine weigh 25,000 lb. per floor, times four floors. Conductivity of the material (granite and field stone) is much lower, so storage is limited by that factor, but it swamps the weight of that bucket by so much it’s not even a fair comparison.
The one difference is that I’ll never get that mass of masonry up to 140F. But then again, I doubt anyone is getting that bucket quite that warm, either.
Aw, you're no fun. I too have a masonry fireplace that weighs in at 18 tons.
Even still I bet that 2.5 tons of warm steel would put off heat for a long time.
Haven't seen it before. Not a bad idea though not my cup of tea.