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Old 11-04-2012, 07:38 PM   #1
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Wood Stove!



New buys for life in the van'bulance:

$351-Dickinson Newport wood stove:
http://www.lfsmarineoutdoor.com/dickins ... Mgod3iYAXw

Heats up for 3000 to 8000 btu
(Volume for BTU = LxHxW)


Other Parts Got:
$18-Smoke and monoxide detectors
$9-Tile
$0-old computer fans wired to USB plug
$50-3in Insulated Double Wall Pipe
$12-3in cap

Put it through the ol roof vent and made a rubber 3in pipe fitting and metal cap. ($12)
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:37 PM   #2
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any pics
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:43 PM   #3
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I'd love to see how you made this work. What do you plan on using for fuel?
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:29 AM   #4
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do you need to make a retractable flue?
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:43 AM   #5
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pix and comments on performance please
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:46 AM   #6
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pix and comments on performance please
maybe it comes in black!
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:58 AM   #7
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Re: Wood Stove!

not for me daveb, already replaced my Suburban with a new Suburban(yep it is black)... have a propane system. But, if I were starting from an empty van, I'd be way interested in this as an alternative.

Firewood don't blowup in a T-bone
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:18 AM   #8
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In the 60's I lived in a small town in central Oregon. Our neighbors' eccentric uncle visited them for a while. He lived in a small station wagon, maybe a Ford Fairlane or a Studebaker, that had a wood stove inside with a chimney coming out of the roof. No pictures...

Always seemed like it would be smokey and drafty.
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Old 11-05-2012, 01:49 PM   #9
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Re: Wood Stove!

We had that exact stove on our sailboat. A few things to keep in mind: while it will burn wood, or even coal, it works best with charcoal. A wad of newspaper will start the charcoal just fine. If you use wood, you are going to be feeding it all the time.

That thing gets HOT -- and I mean, red hot (literally). Make sure you have plenty of clearance, and a sheet metal heat shield set off from the wall on spacers around the stove is a really good idea. Don't mount the stove anywhere someone can stumble or lean against it.

The pipe gets HOT, too! Even double-wall. Either make a vertical pipe guard, or else add spacers and a heat shield, otherwise somebody, sooner or later, will grab the pipe. They'll definitely regret that!

If you got the kit from Dickinson, it probably came with a damper to install in the flue. If not, find a woodstove shop and get one, or else it will be pretty much impossible to control the stove. The draft slider in the stove base is not enough, you also need a flue damper.

Make sure you have a source for combustion air, the stove produces a pretty good draft.

A removeable ash pan or some kind of easily cleaned surface under the stove is a good idea. It will get dirty.

All that said, we loved our little fireplace/stove! Good luck, and have fun. Stay safe!
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