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Old 10-15-2017, 05:20 AM   #1
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Mini wood stove?

Has anyone put in one of those tiny wood stoves for heating?
I was wondering if I could modify the range hood exhaust and redirect the flue there?
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Old 10-15-2017, 07:36 AM   #2
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The simple reason you never see this done, is that a wood stove just would not work without sacrificing many other conveniences. For starters where would you put it, leaving the clearance around it needed? Even throttled back as much a possible it would get crazy hot inside. The exhaust pipe would need is own penetration through the shell, much larger than the range hood uses.

These are but a few of the logistical considerations you would need to look at. This has been discussed a few times before, and I have never seen a worthy solution.
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Jeff in Oregon City, a 16' Scamp owner, has a Cubic Mini Woodstove in his trailer. This is his second trailer he's installed a woodstove in, and I've seen both. However, it's not a permanent installation. He uses it as needed/wanted. He also has a stainless steel kitchen counter and removed one piece of slider glass from the kitchen window for the stove pipe, etc. I should have taken pictures, he was using it at Fall NOG.
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Old 10-15-2017, 10:39 AM   #4
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Jeff in Oregon City, a 16' Scamp owner, has a Cubic Mini Woodstove in his trailer.
these are cool!
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That stove looks very much like the 'cottage' one that I had in my house. Insurance people must have been around. They sent me a letter demanding proof that the stove installation had a permit and that it had been inspected by the district.
I got tired of cutting tiny pieces of wood to fit the stove ( max 10" on mine ) in the dead of winter. Determined that I could use the electricity that was powering my saw to power an electric heater instead.
Figured I could use the space the stove occupied in my living room ( needed clearance all round ) for a dining table.
I pulled the stove, gave it to a charity junk auction, patched the roof and notified the insurance company that it was gone.
Couldn't be happier and so was the insurance company.
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Old 10-15-2017, 11:55 AM   #6
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that's a great story gbaglo but I think the OP is considering putting one in his trailer. I don't think you need a WETT permit for that application. I could be wrong.
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That is a cool looking stove. I don't know about putting one in a trailer though. I had a neighbor that had a miniature pot belly stove in his boat. He fed it charcoal briquettes. Was only about a 19 foot boat that he did a little commercial fishing out of.
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Been there, done that. At least a friend has in his boat. Years ago a friend tried a tiny wood stove in his sailboat. As Glen says, one issue is you have to feed it very small pieces of wood. Gets to be a nuisance. Venting and other safety concerns made me glad when the Dickinson Chesapeake diesel heater came on the market. Me and my friends have enjoyed many years, on cold wet days, sitting by its' cheery little glow that just, hour after hour, keeps putting out welcome warmth. Many times I've looked at the wall space between my bathroom door and the dinette and considered if it was worth squeezing one in there. Wood, no thanks.

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Hardwood Pellets, 40-lb | Canadian Tire

Could these be used as fireplace fuel?
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Hardwood Pellets, 40-lb | Canadian Tire

Could these be used as fireplace fuel?
Even better. How about propane?
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