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onemanband



Joined: 26 Dec 2010
Posts: 1473
Location: NCA90
PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 12 11:59 am    Post subject: Woodburner shelter Reply with quote
    

Or manhut as Nick called it

Chucked together from bits I had knocking around.
Excluding electric, welding rods and cutting discs ... Total build cost 0.00
Is very handy whilst I live (sort of) off-grid, especially now temperature is freezing (outside and in my caravan).





Timber and sheeting came from 'barn' I demolished


The 'C' channel on the floor (with the tin foil flap) sits ontop of burner and makes a small oven. The 'oven' doesn't get massively hot but I've cooked fish, chestnuts, chicken breasts etc - takes a while but no worries about overcooking
Burner is made from gas bottle, spanner for door handle, cast iron soil pipe as flue, bit of mangle as side hotplate, bits of victorian garden railing for general bracing and a cow letter rack for decoration.
Tis all a bit rough but it is only a temporary shelter.

cassy



Joined: 04 Feb 2008
Posts: 1047
Location: South West Scotland
PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 12 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    


stumbling goat



Joined: 20 Jan 2009
Posts: 1989

PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 12 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Excellent bit of improvisation. Nice.

sg

Went



Joined: 19 Mar 2006
Posts: 6968

PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 12 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Looks great.

ninat



Joined: 01 Feb 2009
Posts: 606
Location: Scotland
PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 12 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

love it!

madcat



Joined: 24 May 2008
Posts: 1265
Location: worcester
PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 12 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

love it too,nice work and brilliant recycling

RichardW



Joined: 24 Aug 2006
Posts: 8442
Location: Llyn Peninsular North Wales
PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 12 5:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Woodburner shelter Reply with quote
    

onemanband wrote:

Is very handy whilst I live (sort of) off-grid, especially now temperature is freezing (outside and in my caravan).


Wont the caravan get warm quicker if the stove was inside it?

Nice to have some where to have a quick warm whilst working outside. Its all to easy to pop in for a warm & not get back out again.

onemanband



Joined: 26 Dec 2010
Posts: 1473
Location: NCA90
PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 12 5:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Woodburner shelter Reply with quote
    

RichardW wrote:


Wont the caravan get warm quicker if the stove was inside it?

Nice to have some where to have a quick warm whilst working outside. Its all to easy to pop in for a warm & not get back out again.


Pleased as I am with my burner I wouldn't install it in a caravan.
I didn't want to splash out on a new burner until I knew I was OK living on-site in caravan, plus I wanted to live in the caravan for a bit instead of doing something drastic I may regret later.

The freezing weather has pushed me into action and a new stove for caravan is winging it's way to me. Fitted hearth today - removed seating, 1mx1mx1.5mm steel plate screwed to floor and granite(?) slabs laid on sand and cement. will seal and grout tomorrow - all done with stuff I got knocking about.

Outside burner is good for drying wet clothing.

magnet



Joined: 05 Apr 2010
Posts: 34
Location: Northumberland
PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 12 5:50 pm    Post subject: burner shelter Reply with quote
    

Thats mega ,that ,mate. see you are a fellow pallet burner. well done.......Magnet
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earthyvirgo



Joined: 24 Aug 2007
Posts: 7972
Location: creating prints in the loft, Gerlan
PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 12 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Very nice indeedy

EV

Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
Posts: 34344
Location: Hereford
PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 12 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    


Mithril



Joined: 22 Jul 2011
Posts: 1755
Location: wessex
PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 12 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    


Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
Posts: 34344
Location: Hereford
PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 12 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Knew there'd be a large contingent on here who thought it pretty cool.

Wait til they hear about the buried body parts...

Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
Posts: 8691
Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 12 7:52 pm    Post subject: Re: burner shelter Reply with quote
    

magnet wrote:
Thats mega ,that ,mate. see you are a fellow pallet burner. well done.......Magnet
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If you have a nail gun, you can nail bits of pallet plank to gether to make longer lasting logs.

RichardW



Joined: 24 Aug 2006
Posts: 8442
Location: Llyn Peninsular North Wales
PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 12 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Just make sure that you go through the roof (or wall) using the proper bits.

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