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Hey everybody,

This is my first post in LONG time. unfortunately due to life, work, and many other circumstances, my free time has been OVERLY invaded for far too long.

However, good news is that last fall, I was able to purchase and move to the country and am now enjoying country life once again.

I have been working hard at the homestead and have been documenting my projects for fun and to help anyone thinking of doing the same.

By no means do I consider myself an expert, but more of a "we make it work" kind of guy.

Anyway, I had read some older posts about wood stoves and furnaces, and thought I would post a video of my DIY outdoor furnace:https://youtu.be/qMoAZGiHuiE


Long story short; When I bought the property, I realized that it was heated soely with Electric. I looked at several outdoor wood units and due to cost, was not able to go that route. I also looked at my insurance coverage and the ability to use a wood stove inside, that was a no-go.

I then decided to "make it work". I Saw a U.S. stove Hotblast model 1400 on Craigslist for $300.00 and was able to obtain an older walk in cooler for use as building materials for the covering as well as roofing metal.

So far, Ive been able to get roughly 4-6 hour burns on realy cold days, and 7+ on warmer days. It seems to keep the house no cooler than 65 when the temps are in the teens, and usually 70+ anytime it is above 30.

I used 8" hard line sending two lines of the furnace; One to each "run" of ducting on the doublewide.

This system is completely independent of my Heatpump other than using the existing duct work. I also have to put a metal plate over the return side of the heatpump/electric furnace unit in order to keep all my hot air from going out the top of the unit. The only draw back is that I can't use the Heatpump to kick on if the temp gets too low, but so far, I have not needed it.

Let me know what you guys think, I hope to post more and keep working on my video's as well. Due to the sad state of affairs her in the U.S. I fear the need to be self sufficient and prepared is greater now than ever.

Thanks,

God Bless

Redbird
 

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Sounds good, but I'd like some pics! My net connection is slow, so I don't do youtube much.
me too....I have the same issue (air to air heat pump with electric backup). Have lots of firewood but also have a woodstove in the kitchen. Woodstove works well and is my backup in case the power goes out but I'm always looking for alternatives.....

pics and drawings if you can....
 

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I made An album called DIY WOOD FURNACE. However, they keep uploading upside down and sideways.... I can't, for the life of me, figure out how to fix it. I will take more pictures of it done, soon.

Thanks

God bless
 

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Nice idea! I wonder if you could insulate the ducts using the sandbag/concrete method used in the grown mans sandcastle thread.
Just a rambling thought.
 

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Sounds good, but I'd like some pics! My net connection is slow, so I don't do youtube much.
Try using keepvid.com; It's the only thing I use.. Lets you select quality you want; download in background watch later etc..

Video in OP.
http://keepvid.com/?url=https://youtu.be/qMoAZGiHuiE
22mb for 480p version
4mb for the 144p version

Usually if you have orientation issues with photos it is because pictures were taken or manipulated on a tablet/phone with rotation sensors. Fixing depends how the device in question handles images... Best thing is to edit in windows/right click rotate or use graphic editing program.
 

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Where did you guys see the pics at? This is what i want to do but can not find any wood furnaces used. I have not thought about a freezer. How did you move and install the freezer? I would like to see pics also
 
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