Huge Wood Stoves
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I live in the NE corner of Iowa 15 miles from the Mississippi River and 15 Miles from the Minnesota border. I have been making stoves for many years and they should last a lifetime! They will heat the largest 3 story farm house there is and I will estimate the output is at least 200,000 btu/hr. I built these stoves this size so I could cut my labor in half for cutting and splitting a winter’s supply of wood. And after 30 years of cutting wood, this was very important to me. I could make these stoves smaller but they would cost almost as much, since the labor would be about the same. Why would anyone give up the [cut the labor in half] feature just to save a few inches of space? You can run a 10 inch round pipe to the hot air chamber of your furnace if you wish or just run it to a small register in the central room of the 1st floor like I do. My furnace never runs while I have the wood stove going and 1 winter my furnace died and I never got it fixed until the next fall. This stove is so efficient that people can’t believe it,especially when you burn dry wood. If you burn DRY wood, you can have very little air coming into the stove and the fire still stays hot while there is very little air going up the chimney. If you look at the pics of my setup in the basement you will see the smokepipe is auger tubing and painted black. I made a mistake and grabbed a can of cheap paint that was next to the high temp paint I wanted to use. So when I got over being mad at myself for using the wrong paint, I figured I would just paint it with the high temp paint once the cheap stuff burned off. It has been over 5 years now and all the paint is still there. I figure the pipe has only gotten up to 350 degrees, and my paint chemist friend that works for John Deere said that if it would get to 400 degrees that “cheap crap” would be gone! My woodroom measures 13′x14′ and now a full room of wood lasts 2 years instead of 1 year with my old smaller stove.
The stove has a 2 inch space between the firebox and jacket and the air is replaced 2 1/2 times per second. The outside of the stove gets up to approximately 230 degrees and as you can see in one of my pics, the top is loaded with wood for drying. However, the front of the stove and smoke pipe gets hotter so you should not have anything touching them.
I can heat my 2 story, 100 year old farm house ( 5 bedrooms upstairs) from September to June, without the help of my LP furnace, on 5 bundles of slabs which is about 3 cords of wood. Even at 0 degrees outside temperature, I only throw a few slabs in the stove at a time or it gets way too hot in the house.
With these new “LIFETIME WOOD STOVES“, you can cut your labor in half by burning larger pieces of wood. With the huge firebox (10 cubic feet!) you won’t have to keep feeding it several times a day. This stove warms a cold house fast and will pay for itself the first year. We have a Lifetime Guarantee on all our stoves. Try One NOW!
Thank you for taking time to read this article.
Jim Bonham – Executive Director
Lighthouse Food Farm
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