How to build your own outside wood burning stove
Did you always want to know how to
build a clean burning outdoor furnace? Or is something
you've thought up recently due to a huge fuel or electric bill
Do you want to know how to go
an outside heating stove for your house?
It doesn't matter why; we have the answer!
You can certainly build a clean burning
outside wood burning furnace, given access to the right
materials and sufficient welding skills. Remember that welding
such thick materials is quite different from welding 1/8" steel because proper penetration is paramount to your success.
A round firebox or cylinder is definitely the
way to go. Getting a tube or cylinder already welded and x-rayed
gets you one step closer to success. It certainly takes a
LOT less welding than putting a square box together; taking 12
welds to do so! Remember that welds are usually the place where
leaks start and flat slabs of steel are nowhere near as strong
as a cylinder; bending, flexing and warping from the intense
You will need to build something like this; a way for the air to
blow into the firebox. This is the best way, with the air
blowing up through the grates, into the fire from the bottom,
just like a blacksmith's forge.
You will need heavy duty grates. These are made
with 3/4" bar stock.
Before you go any further, start figuring the
cost of your materials. Steel is expensive and can you even find
cylinder that is 1/2" thick like our optional firebox?
You need the end plates for the firebox - two
sheets approx. 3' x 3'
You will also need the water jacket (box) - 6
sheets at least 4' x 5'.
You will need about a 5 foot chimney pipe. We
recommend 1/4" thick steel.
Don't forget an access cover for the hot water
If you are putting on siding, you will need a frame
around it (see picture) and framing for the roof.
Remember you will need to build a door too,
You will also need plumbing to fill the furnace
NOW, consider this. You can purchase a Shaver
Pro Series 165 for only $4762 without the siding, insulation,
pump, fan, hot water coil and thermostat.
I don't believe you can build the same furnace,
with the 1/2" thick firebox for under $3000.
You can put any kind of siding on it that you
want or we can provide 20 different colors, and 8,000 color
combinations, for you. Of course you will need the pump, fan,
hot water coil and thermostat or you can get your own locally.
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