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Offline Hutchy

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Re: Looking for a new\used stove for our tent\home
« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2014, 04:29:06 pm »
Dave.

Does your large generator have 220V available?

If so, maybe borrow a wire feed welder, and with a few scraps or metal you might be able to tighten it up a lot.

At LU when I was using my cheapo stove, I was experiencing the same thing. I did a terrible, yet functional weld job and I can damper it back and get 4 hours easy now.

Just a thought.



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Re: Looking for a new\used stove for our tent\home
« Reply #16 on: December 03, 2014, 08:16:21 am »
Dave:

What a beautiful tent set-up you have in the picture. You are fortunate to have a wife who is willing to live in such accommodations, as mine would surely never consider living in a tent to be an appropriate abode.

I'm sure that Dave realizes what a gem he has in Kie.

No doubt!  :)

I think I may have found our stove locally.  I'll report back what we find.
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Re: Looking for a new\used stove for our tent\home
« Reply #17 on: December 04, 2014, 08:13:21 am »
Ask and you shall receive! 

Kielyn and I are teaching moccasin making to a high school outdoor ed. program this week.  It is a phenomenal program with a great tripping component. The teachers mentioned a big stove they bought but found too heavy for trail use - "sounds like a Four Dog" we said.  Sure enough, in the back corner of the gear room we found a great 5-dog stove, complete with stainless water jacket and reflector oven.  Traded the stove and a huge wall tent (which will eventually be a guest cabin) for a couple of toboggans! 

My lucky day, thanks to the fine folks at Georgian Bay Secondary!
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Offline awbrown: N. Illinois, USA

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Re: Looking for a new\used stove for our tent\home
« Reply #18 on: December 04, 2014, 11:27:15 am »
Bingo......The Lord works in mysterious ways. Glad that you found what you needed. A "guest tent".......I love it. Best wishes to you and Kie for this winter tripping season.
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Re: Looking for a new\used stove for our tent\home
« Reply #19 on: December 04, 2014, 04:14:52 pm »
SCORE!

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Re: Looking for a new\used stove for our tent\home
« Reply #20 on: December 04, 2014, 04:50:27 pm »
An early Christmas present!  Good things come to good folks.

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Re: Looking for a new\used stove for our tent\home
« Reply #21 on: December 06, 2014, 11:16:02 pm »
That is quite a score!

I have one of those two holers, and I have a new one coming in.  I like the idea previously suggested of welding the pot holes down, and I think I will do that with the new one, as well as spot welding any obvious holes.
This is a pic of it rocking away last night in the big wall tent in my backyard.

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Re: Looking for a new\used stove for our tent\home
« Reply #22 on: December 06, 2014, 11:21:03 pm »
How high do you guys have your stove pipe coming out over the tent?  Got a little carried away starting the stove up tonight and got my first spark hole.

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Re: Looking for a new\used stove for our tent\home
« Reply #23 on: December 07, 2014, 11:19:41 am »
Has anyone on the forum who has a baffle in their stove ever had a hot ember come from the chimney and burn a hole in your tent. Spark arrestor or no spark arrestor.

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Re: Looking for a new\used stove for our tent\home
« Reply #24 on: December 07, 2014, 12:27:54 pm »
Minimize spark holes by angling your chimney away from your tent and don't use newspaper to start your fires. That will minimize the chance of spark holes, but you're gonna get some anyway.
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Re: Looking for a new\used stove for our tent\home
« Reply #25 on: December 07, 2014, 01:46:10 pm »
No baffle, no spark arrestor, no burn holes... That said, I would like my next stove to be a bit bigger, a bit lighter, and with a baffle.


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Re: Looking for a new\used stove for our tent\home
« Reply #26 on: December 08, 2014, 06:00:33 am »
How high do you guys have your stove pipe coming out over the tent?  Got a little carried away starting the stove up tonight and got my first spark hole.

Our pipe exits the front wall of the tent @ 45 degrees; turns vertically, and exits the tarp (which overhangs the front of the tent by ~ 7') near the ridge of the tarp.  Currently the pipe ends 1' above the tarp, but we have another 2' section in the vehicle that will be installed when we get home.  The tarp is fire-retardent; from Snowtrekker.  We put a bunch of spark holes in our first snowtrekker tent, before realizing that it was from the food boxes we were burning in the stove.  We're no longer burning paper or cardboard in any of our tent stoves.

I guess for a good portion of the heating season, we'll also have a nice blanket of snow protecting the tarp...

I'm excited to get our new stove in place and test out the oven!
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Re: Looking for a new\used stove for our tent\home
« Reply #27 on: December 08, 2014, 09:54:15 am »
Thanks for the info...I realize now my mistake, I had been burning for a couple of weeks, no problems.  I threw and empty cigarette pack in the fire the other night, and I'm pretty sure now that's what caused the holes.

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Re: Looking for a new\used stove for our tent\home
« Reply #28 on: December 08, 2014, 10:55:21 am »
Not sure when they started putting stove pipes out the roof of wall tents.
The end wall is by far the best place and allows you to use your exterior pole frame to support the stove pipe, plus it reduces the chance of spark holes.
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Re: Looking for a new\used stove for our tent\home
« Reply #29 on: December 08, 2014, 09:08:17 pm »
When the chimney is put out the side of your tent with a regular type stove
you have a very hot chimney to deal with going through the fabric. You might avoid burning holes in your tent by going out the side but you might set the forest on fire.

  A chimney cools off a lot when it goes through the highest part of your tent.
A simple baffle in the stove stops all sparks.

A rocket stove operates with a much cooler chimney and can even be vented under the side of a tent.

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