- Gas bottle log burners
Thought a man of your skills could knock one together.Posted 5 years ago
One thing I havent bothered getting the equipment for is welding. Even the cheapest arc welder from Machine mart costs £110+ for one that might manage 4mm.
I used to weld on the farm though, so maybe I could borrow someones kit from the pub. ❓
Ive seen some non-weld ones and they all look a bit leaky. Hmm maybe some fire rope and fire cement could be put into use.
My biggest problem is flueing. My roofing is highly combustible (Bitumen sheeting) so unless I spend a load on some twinwall, I need to work out how to flue safely. I dont think I have much alterantive.
May be I just have a small brazier instead and no flueing – there’s plenty of air space in the workshop and enough drafts….just have to use dry wood.
Bear – maybe I could integrate a solar controller/thermal store with a chiminea eh?Posted 5 years ago
Out the wall and up the outside of he building ?
Id offer you my welder but i aint posting
Ps gumtree for cheap descent powered arcs, i see them often. Been tempted to pick un up to use for welding in tight spaces, easier to get a rod in than the torch on the glue gun at times.
Guess its because folks underestimate the practice needed to get a good clean weld with an arc as oppose the ease of using a mig.Posted 5 years ago
Running your workshop flue externally should be avoided if possible.
The more I think of it the more I know I cant flue at all.
I think Im going to have sort out some kind of small firepit/brazier thing and just have it burn open in the shed.Posted 5 years agoJunkyardMember
Get anew roof or fit an alternative heating method
You cannot seriously be considering an open fire in a room without a chimney
Been in winterised yurts with open fires [ they still had a roof opening that vented but no actual chimney] it will be smoky to the point of unsafe/unpleasant as that was just smoky and unpleasant.Posted 5 years agoKarinofnineMember
! there are signs at the site warning us not to use barbecues or wood fires in tents or awnings – there have been several deaths from carbon monoxide. If you look at the Albion Canvas website you will see they have stoves with chimneys that go out through the roof of their yurts so they must have figured out how to deal with the heat.Posted 5 years agoalibongo001Subscriber
Not sure of the exact make up of your shed Stoner, but I saw a log burner with the fitting kit for a Yurt on Ebay!
I would have thought if you can have a flue through some material, you should be able to get one through a shed roof safely!
This sort of thing!
Sorry, missed a couple of posts and see others have mentioned yurts etc worth a look on Ebay to see how they do it?Posted 5 years agomattsccmMember
Technically easy to make and the “dangers” are theoretical based on modern H&S bs.Posted 5 years ago
Empty cylinder and leave open for a few days to really empty. Point valve away from you and hit with sledge hammer. Nowt will happen if you have emptied it apart from the valve falling off.. If you are really paranoid fill it with water now to flush it.
I belive my brother is planning a mk 2 on its side with a door at the end. Allows 4 foot timber.
I think the flue sounds your biggest headache. Might have to spend money which is to be avoided.TooTallMember
Stoner – they are known as bombs on wheels because of the potential danger with them, mostly co poisoning.
Really? I’ve heard them called ‘bombolas’ in Italy because that is what the gas bottles are called there. As for ‘potential danger’? I suppose anything that combusts without proper air supply has the same ‘potential danger’. Not many statistics to back up your Daily Mail-esque scare either.Posted 5 years agoskiMember
Stoner have you seen these portable wood burning stoves and the tent flashing kit they do for it? 😯Posted 5 years ago
looks neat ski. But £180 before I get a flashing….
So £210ish all in.
Maybe that’s not so bad as a gas bottle burner is about £90, s/h flue will be £20 (single) + £20 adaptor + £50 twin wall….and then the flashing…
hmmmm..and I could pack it in the camper van 😉
EDIT: or even (as my trusty brainy wife has pointed out) to the coppice if I manage to buy the one at auction Im after….
Ski. I think I love you.Posted 5 years ago
TT – room volume required for a 4kw heater is about 80m3 from memory.
plus approx 120cm2 of airvent.
How many times do you see them installed in rooms much smaller than that? How many times when they are on do you see the windows run with condensation? How many times do you see a purpose provided air brick?
The answer to most of those I know hence why they are bombs on wheels, they are used in the most inappropriate of situations. They are a FLUELESS appliance.Posted 5 years ago
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