what i've been doing #31: Winter is coming so I desided to install a stove. Now I cant wait for the cold!

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Blog entry by Dave posted 11-04-2012 10:25 PM 2655 reads 1 time favorited 52 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Harbor Freight sent me a coupon for $120.00 off of there $249 stove. So I jumped on the deal. I got a stove for $139.99. I brought it home and set it up. I built a fire in it to burn it in and get all the oils and smells burnt off.

I need to place it in this corner.

I used concrete backer board on the floor and the wall.

I used some extra floor tiles I had saved just for this purpose.

I lined the backer board on the wall with sheet metal. I also lined the t111 between the studs with a heavy gauge of sheet metal.

I cut a ten inch hole in the wall then cut a six inch circle in the sheet metal. I also lined the hole in the t111 witl some metal corner flashing.

I welded a l bracket together and bolted it to the outside wall. Then attached the stove pipe to it so it would be stable.
Now because I lost a corner of my shop. The rest of the shop is a total wreck. Well we will have to toss out a lot and get creative with storage.

I had to reroute some wiring as well. I had been using two electric heaters. I would have to go and turn them on for a few hours to to get the room to where I didn’t have to wear a coat. Most of the tools on the wall were using french cleats so that shouldn’t be a problem. And now I have a place to toss all those scraps pluse brew a pot of coffee. Thanks for reading.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#1 posted 11-04-2012 10:56 PM

nice!i would love to have one in my shop someday.the heat they put off plus i love the smell of wood burning.thanks for sharing.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#2 posted 11-04-2012 11:00 PM

I have only been waiting for 3 years. Now I will be toasty. Thank you for reading whitebeast88!

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#3 posted 11-04-2012 11:29 PM

I see a “house cleaning” coming on. This is a great excuse to get a little more organized. NOT that I’m saying you aren’t, it’s just that after years of accumulating stuff, there comes a time to purge & re-organize. The good thing is you won’t have to do that task in the cold!!!

Congrats on the new “bun warmer & coffee brewer”!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#4 posted 11-04-2012 11:31 PM


I’d like to hear how well it’s working out for you once you are using it to keep warm. I’m looking at doing the same thing for my shop in my 2-car attached – unheated – garage. I’d rather spend the $150 from HF rather than $300 at other places as long as it heats well.

My other concern is if it will release too much smoke and/or odor into the shop. Have you also installed a CO detector “just in case”?


-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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#5 posted 11-04-2012 11:39 PM


Insurance co will not cover my property if I installed a woodburner. Makes sense to burn waste and scrap. Had to install a furnace. However much I want to spend on heating I can have a comfortable temp when it is 20 below here in MN.

Be careful! where is your fire extinguisher?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#6 posted 11-04-2012 11:45 PM

Very cool Dave, that’s one more excuse for not woodworking that you won’t be able to use anymore. :o)

-- Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#7 posted 11-04-2012 11:50 PM

Oh yes indeed. That should put out some good heat. I’d put a small bucket o water or somethin of that nature (maybe behind or next to the stove), so ya don’t get too dried out. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#8 posted 11-04-2012 11:54 PM

Randy It is time to toss out all those things I was saving for a rainy day. I relly need to go through my lofts and get them as well. This is forcing me to do that. I cant move.
Dave the same model online from amazon and most other dealers is $200 or more plus shipping. I will post my coupon link if it will work.
As far as the CO sensor. The shop has 2 large vents on each end of the building. Plus many holes in and around the doors. To me it is like my grand parents house. They are not sealed up like modern homes so there is enough draft of outside air for me. Thank you for your concern.
Doc my shop is not part of the house. Just a stand alone building. I looked at a furnace that burned waste oil. Holy cow those are expensive. Plus I live in the woods so fire wood is not an issue. There are extinguishers in the shop, truck (20 feet away), camper (15 feet away) and in the house. Water hose 40 feet away. We have about two months of 20 -30 degree weather here.
Thank you guys for your input and comments.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#9 posted 11-05-2012 12:24 AM

nothing like wood heat
to make a shop fun to work in

scary dave
my shop is just as cluttered
a blog on how to clean and organize
would be nice

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#10 posted 11-05-2012 12:27 AM

Looks like a great addition .

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#11 posted 11-05-2012 12:29 AM

Nice…is that a mini bench with a twin screw type clamp sitting on top of it? I have been thinking about one of those. If you posted something on making/using that, I missed it all together. How do you like using it, they look like they would be really handy. I saw Roy and Chistopher what’s his name with a twin screw type clamp on the tv the other day. Inspirational buddy, inspirational.

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#12 posted 11-05-2012 12:44 AM

David there is not enough space on this site for a blog on cleanup. But I have to do something. To much stuff.
Thank you Jim, nice to see you.
Shane it is, I did, I love it and thank you. I will really use it a lot when I make my new work bench. For It to be at the right height for my style of planing I am looking at 30 inches tall. The mini bench will be great for joinery on top of my short bench. I only dovetail on it now.
Thanks fellers!

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#13 posted 11-05-2012 01:09 AM

Thanks for the coupon. Going to be installing one of these in my garage. My garage has a vent pipe already installed. Just need to install the burner and connect the pipes. Have some concrete boards in the attack that i’m using to make a firewall for behind the burner. I’ll also be using an cast iron tea pot for humidity. Fill these up with water and you can keep things from drying out.

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#14 posted 11-05-2012 01:27 AM

Great tip Josh. When I was a kid my grandmother kept water on the hearth of the fireplace. Your welcome and thank you.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#15 posted 11-05-2012 01:35 AM

LOOKS like it’s going to work just fine!

I wish I had room for a stove like that… don’t…

Nice lil stove… kinda looks like the stove in Mat Dillons office in Gunsmoke… COOL!
... nice place to keep some coffee / tea hot too! LOL

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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