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A Simple Woodstove DFM
#21
Didn't want to go for cute or pretty, eh?

As for wood sources, keep an eye out for home/building construction debris. They usually give it away. Maybe keep a handsaw on board.
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  • MN C Van (09-21-2018)
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#22
Sure, I have a hatchet, and could use a handsaw. Tons of wood in N Minnesota.
But that's an option I hadn't thought offor other areas, thanks!

It'll look fine with some stove black.

This isn't fun. There's a little less than 14 feet of straight welding even for this little stove.
Building hinges sucks. And I still don't have the latch nor the damper designed.
And it's really easy to just go get 90° 2 1/2" exhaust elbows, right?

Door is on!

   
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#23
If it were easy, you probably wouldn't be interested in doing it. You just want a challenge.

The advantage to 2x4s and 2x6s is that they're kiln-dried. MN has trees??? Who'd thunk it?
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  • MN C Van (09-22-2018)
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#24
Functional is always pretty.
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  • MN C Van (09-22-2018)
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#25
Thanks, hope it is functional!!!

Today got the air control 90% completed, and started on the latch.
It was the most expedient air control I could think of, and my least favorite design.

   


I'll need to order an elbow; the plan is to use straight pipe ~1 1/2' up, then a 90° straight over the front seat and through a bulkhead closed in front window.
Just thought I'd let you know, I might fire it up outside next week before it gets blacked, but there won't be a real, in vehicle test for a while.
But, It IS getting colder here, 40's in Mpls, high 30's just north of Mpls, and freezing up in Grand Marais.
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#26
Ordered a 90° 2.5" SS elbow and two couplers.
$48
Getting expensive, and so far I've not even considered the legs, or the chimney damper.
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#27
Make sure your rig doesn't have any fuel leaks.
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#28
Finished the latch, the air control, put it on a cinder block, and fired it up.
You can see embers if you look
   

Even with a 4' pipe stuck on it, it had enough draft.

After burning off the oil
- I enlarged the air intake holes as they weren't even close to large enough
- Wire wheeled the slag as best as possible and blacked the entire stove

Impressions on the design
- The stove isn't heavy enough
- 14 gauge isn't thick enough for the wall/ I can see it's already warped.
- It's likely a bit large for a van (8x8x15)

I still need to:
- Make legs
- Install wire spring handles
- Make some sort of chimney damper
- Weld the elbow and make a bulkhead for the window when elbow comes in
- Install some type of flapper above the opening so smoke doesn't come out when door's opened

Since this thread is about this stove, I think I'll put my overall thoughts in Gary's thread.
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#29
Don't forget air intake into the van. Maybe a marine deck plate installed in the floor with some screening attached to the bottom? Or, remember to roll down the windows a bit.
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