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Offline AunNordDuNord

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Re: Wood Stove with Windows
« Reply #15 on: November 07, 2018, 01:36:27 am »
I'll play, my dream stove would be 18" long, about 8 inches wide and around 14 inches tall( fire box that is) and would be made of Titanium, could have a small window but it add weight and maintenance so I'm not sold on the idea... could have a baffle but would need to be totally and easily removable. The door would need to be as large a possible for ease of loading wood and as air tight as possible! The chimney flange would be on the outside so again you don't fight when loading that last piece of wood in!! Double bottom, snow legs....

 

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Re: Wood Stove with Windows
« Reply #16 on: November 07, 2018, 07:18:24 am »
ANDN---When you build that stove, make 2, as I'm putting my order in for one.
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Re: Wood Stove with Windows
« Reply #17 on: November 07, 2018, 11:10:24 am »
ANDN---When you build that stove, make 2, as I'm putting my order in for one.
Hahaha, don't hold your breath my friend. I do have a few ideas for stoves, but I really doubt I have the knowledge or ability to make such a stove. But I didi share my ideas with stove builders like Kni-co, four dog and the " muskrat" brothers.... None of them were interested in making them... That said the Brothers had one with the similar dimensions, I think they called it the cabover or something like that.

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Re: Wood Stove with Windows
« Reply #18 on: January 07, 2019, 04:19:33 pm »
...add this little Ti stove to the short list of those wood burners that have a small glass window!  This is a little Korean made Ti stove that breaks down. 

I have been looking for a breakdown or folding stove for my next planned Alaska/Yukon fall trip, this year or the year after.  What appeals to me is that it's small enough to go in a canoe or small paddle raft, which is one of our needs.   This one might actually fit into our double kayak!
Downsides are costs, though it's not unreasonable for Ti.  I like the little glass window, but it's a tiny stove indeed and with the numerous bits and pieces, surely a bag of fastener spares would be needed on any trip, short or long.   
For any of our shelter applications, I would have to rig up an angled piece of flue, somehow...I think heat output for our pre-wintertime needs would be fine.  And a homemade leg float would be easy enough to craft in camp.

Have heard some encouraging things about the selling dealer, but have no experience yet with a fold down stove or fold down Ti or this brand.   

I am curious to see what other stove people think about this unit?  And/or my need and fix for an angled pipe for my shelters or breakdown issues with other stoves, sheetmetal, stainless or Ti...?



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Re: Wood Stove with Windows
« Reply #19 on: January 07, 2019, 05:54:36 pm »
Nice stove, Southcove.

Windows are pretty and all that but, unless you burn hot, they get black in a hurry.

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Re: Wood Stove with Windows
« Reply #20 on: January 07, 2019, 08:37:21 pm »
Looking at the dimensions, it seems pretty small.

I picked up a used one of the Norwegian stainless stoves cheap and haven't really had a chance to test it, but the firebox is small, and I am wondering how much heat it will really put out. Wood was so short it was hard to light. Part of the problem is it has a built in oven, and the oven takes up a good bit of the firebox. I am not expecting much heat without constant stoking.

Look at the stoves that Seek Outside has. For the same money, I think you can get a bigger stove.
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Re: Wood Stove with Windows
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Re: Wood Stove with Windows
« Reply #22 on: February 17, 2019, 07:38:36 pm »
I ordered the glass a while back and Jerry-rigged a door using a ball pein hammer and other material I had around the house. I built it for "ambiance" and it has greatly improved the joy of cooking meals and lounging in the evening. It's held onto the stove by two wires that cross in front. I take it down at night and use the OEM door. The glass never sooted up and I suspect the reason why it didn't soot up is because I'm burning dry maple in it.


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Re: Wood Stove with Windows
« Reply #23 on: February 17, 2019, 10:27:15 pm »
that is awesome BioGuide.  hope you did a DIY video on it.  good job!
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Re: Wood Stove with Windows
« Reply #24 on: February 18, 2019, 12:20:54 pm »
As night falls in the "TV" is already fired up for the night.

BioGuide your living it in luxury....certainly not "camping" hahaha Bravo
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Re: Wood Stove with Windows
« Reply #25 on: February 18, 2019, 03:50:34 pm »
Bioguide! Great idea re the stove window.

Looks like you retrofitted, or "addition-fitted" to the opening that exists when you open your current wood stove door all the way. Is this correct?

So simple, so effective, so easy, no risk to messing up a good, functioning stove; I really respect this approach.

I resolve to do the same.

What do people think of using isinglass, or mica-glass sheet rather than tempered glass? The mica sheet would be much lighter weight, less breakable (maybe), and might be cheaper. A 6 x 6 x 0.005 inch sheet of clear mica runs $18.00 USD.

Considering trying an adjustable draft at the top of the glass as it might allow cold intake air to flow down over the inside of the "glass", thereby keeping the window cleaner. Anyone have any thoughts on this?

Argh! I am already looking forward to enjoying a little of that ambiance you have created. Imagine having all of that beautiful colour and mystifying flame waiting for us just on the other side of a thin sheet of opaque metal.  No sense not taking advantage of it!

Bio, if you have any particular advice re the "window door DIY build", I am all ears. Please share if you will.

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Re: Wood Stove with Windows
« Reply #26 on: February 18, 2019, 06:55:14 pm »
Thanks everyone....

So then, OK: using some heavy gauge sheet metal I fashioned it into the same shape/size as the door on the stove. The glass I ordered is 4 x 5.5"s. I cut an opening in the sheet metal by ~1/4" less the size of the glass. I bought some 3/16" tape gasket that I put around the inside edge of the door opening for the glass. Four holes were drilled and steel bolts, washers, and nuts were positioned to hold the glass in place. I used pieces of the tape gasket to cushion the washers on the glass (See pic below). I drilled three 1" holes in the door for the draft. From the remaining sheet metal I fashioned a strip with 3 additional 1" holes to correspond to the draft holes and bent one end for the handle (pic below). I used sheet metal screws to hold the strip in place but with enough room you can slide the strip to open and close the draft holes. Then I used some heavy gauge wire to hold the door in position. The photo below only has one wire but I actually ended up using two wires. The wire slips over and inbetween the OEM door and hinges then crosses over the glass door and wraps around the OEM latch and Voilà. Here is a quick video clip of it in action: https://photos.app.goo.gl/fRgWJZs2yqMTeg669






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Re: Wood Stove with Windows
« Reply #27 on: February 20, 2019, 08:57:28 pm »
I have to do this.  Undersky - Group buy on materials?   BV - you in?
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Re: Wood Stove with Windows
« Reply #28 on: February 20, 2019, 11:39:38 pm »
I am in, GF!

But, oops, yesterday online I bought a sheet of mica (or isinglass) to try instead of the tempered glass. I am thinking it is lighter and easier to work with. http://antiquestoves.com/st/proddetail.php?prod=6x6cl .

I have some light-weight stainless shim stock that may work to build the "frame" to support the mica window and for the draft. I've enough to share for sure, GF.

The first mod I would like to try will be a repeat of Bioguide's brilliance. Might put the draft at the top of the glass so the soot is minimized by a down-flow of cool, clean combustion air, especially considering that mica might be harder to clean than tempered glass.

Tempered wire, something with a little spring to it, will be all that is needed to hold the window&frame in place if the combo is lightweight. Like BG, I'll try attaching this wire around the existing door hinge (with the door wide open), and the door latch.

Arrgh! So many good projects, so little time!

But this one is going to jump to the front of the project cue as the resulting firelight will be beautiful.

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Re: Wood Stove with Windows
« Reply #29 on: February 21, 2019, 07:35:55 am »
I likely missed it, but how do you get the wood in?

Isinglass? Isn’t that a substance made from the swim bladders of fish (originally sturgeon) and used to clarify beer?

I’ll be interested to see the result. When I have worked out which casino I am going rob to afford a 4dog titanium stove I will consider it as an addition.
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