- That portable wood burner….(pics)
Out of the box it’s got a good feel to it. Not heavy cast plate, but 2-3mm laser cut steel. Excellent tolerances – no gaping holes or misaligned doors or panels. Weighs about 10Kg.
Nice little touches like a spring ball on the leg locking pins.
Set it up on a plinth to give me a bit of height. It’s only 500mm from base to stove top. The legs are zipped tied down and the grids are screwed down to those hefty oak bearers I had lying around.
Flue’s pieces are swaged and go together well.
Get a good burn on quickly – doesnt like to tick over with a large log in their, really prefers smaller pieces but it can be run a bit slower than afterburner setting. The relatively thin stove top gets the heat through to the pan quickly and boiled a trangia kettle in <6mins. It’s going to come in use on some camping/forestry trips in the near future thanks to another very recent acquisition which I’ll post about another day 😉
Snug as a bug in the workshop now. The missus wont see me till hibernation is over…
Posted 5 years ago
because I’m expecting to kick it/bump into it (it is next to my workshop bench) and wanted to make it more substantial as the stove doesn’t weigh a lot. those bearers are 20kg each so I have some ballast now. and its all screwed together to make it one. I couldn’t do that without the gridsPosted 5 years ago
There’s a bike shed (12’x12′) and camping kit store, and on the side of that is a pellet store (which was a wood store), Ive put a smallish (6’x 12′) covered log store at the bottom of the field. And this is now my workshop. But we dont have a traditional garage so storage is spread around a bit.Posted 5 years agoandylMember
Friend of ours has one of those for when we go camping. Pretty cool but the paint did come off a bit.
I don’t like the metal grids though. Should have put the wood the other way round (front and back) and then got some smaller cross section pieces and notched them into the large pieces as cross members.
oh and have shed envy too – if only I could find something like that I could actually make a proper go of this business I am trying to set up. 🙁Posted 5 years ago
br, click the pdf link here http://www.campingsolutions.co.uk/stoves/frontier-stove/Posted 5 years agokarnaliMember
now this look sideal to go into our little old utility room that is now a small lounge to heat it. I’m sure there are a whoe host of reasons why i cant use it, its has 3 eternal walls is it possible to use something like this or willit need aproper flu? Was thinking of adapting the chimney to vent out of wallPosted 5 years ago
If you do it* in a house you MUST meet HETAS/Part J Building regs.
No half arsed shortcuts like Ive done in the workshop.
Flues arent all about “venting”. They are necessary to form a draft through the fire. Even this portable one has a 2m flue to get the convection going.
If you have a chimney with an appropriate flue liner then use that, if not, budget £1000+ for an appropriate internal/external flue.
* and “it” isnt this stove TBH. It’s not got enough thermal mass. It’s probably not approved either.
s/h cast iron ones on eBay are your best bet, and a bit of time with a nylon drill brush and some heat proof paint.Posted 5 years agomessiahMember
I’m liking the idea of a stove for the summerhouse/hula hut.
Then use the summer sunloungers as winter day beds and get a Tilley lantern for all year round garden room tomfoolery
I think Stoners “Frontier” might take up a bit too much floor space to be a practical solution unless I can change the legs though… although being portable it would at least be easy to remove when not required.Posted 5 years ago
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