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Re: Tent Heater build along
« Reply #50 on: January 25, 2017, 06:58:00 PM »
It's unlikely to be needed, this is more of a question. If your first vertical pipe was tall enough to bring the horizontal right up to the apex of the flaps... I'm thinking there'd be less heat delivered to the flaps and would be just that much more heat in the tent.

Also, in stove lingo do horizontal and vertical runs of chimney have specific names?

Pretty cool ya got the grate from XJ.

And it's pretty easy to see the advantage of a straight shot through the roof, that being less material to carry along the trail, and there's just a little more heat delivered inside.

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Re: Tent Heater build along
« Reply #51 on: January 26, 2017, 05:08:05 AM »
Unknown, I was thinking that too.

If those pipes are the snap closed style, You could open one and cut it to length to reach the apex. The cap would end up a little lower but it all might come together perfectly.
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Re: Tent Heater build along
« Reply #52 on: January 26, 2017, 05:39:30 PM »
Having the flaps close around the stack was my thought as well since you have the wrap.  Another couple thoughts I had were, 1: As long as it's not galvanized, you could probably sleeve the section with the wrap if you really had to, to keep the contact heat issue at bay, and  2: Since you probably wouldn't be using the flaps on the stove end (out in the woods), how about a piece of mylar space blanket cut to match the pitch of the roof and having it drop as low as you want/need around the pipe, or even the stove too.  That would help reflect some of the heat back into the tent and maybe help keep the surface heat on that end down as well.  Kinda like a super shelter, but with the added benefit of lowering the temps around the flaps...it might work....

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Re: Tent Heater build along
« Reply #53 on: January 26, 2017, 07:23:21 PM »
Thanks for your replies guys. 2 thoughts from me which fit into you guys way of thinking.

 I agree with the idea of raising the pipe off the stove. I have 1 section left and can cut it pretty easy. Half of it will probably be about right. I do want to stay 8 inches off the canvas. That's just a number I think will work well. 

I'm leaning more toward using the flap closure. Situating the pipe again will be an improvement.  Keeping the fire proper is the key. I've had her fired up real good twice now and I think staying warm and safe is very doable with this setup. The wrap around the pipe is key and fairly cheap.

I'm searching stove jacks as I post this reply.  :tent:

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Re: Tent Heater build along
« Reply #54 on: January 26, 2017, 07:57:07 PM »
I've been looking into wood cook stoves, a few days ago watched a vid with some folks who had to set their stove close to an adjacent wall. Initially they protected the wall with Aluminum foil. Later they thought to get something more permanent and got a stainless steel panel. They said it wasn't long before they went back to the foil which worked to keep the wall cool. The heavy SS held heat and would get super hot. I can picture that, but the foil working so well is surprising in some ways.

Just some info that might help or maybe not just for insurance. I also thought of double section, a sleeve, but some crumpled foil might save the day if you go for an extended burn. Maybe you did burn it all day and I missed it.

I thought to mention it in my last post, one thing we onlookers should recall is the jacket you made. My sewing would likely devalue the canvas. As neat as you do it, it would likely increase the value except to a pure BSA collector. :shrug:

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Re: Tent Heater build along
« Reply #55 on: January 27, 2017, 08:04:43 PM »
I'm actually going to try and pick up an old fireplace screen to put around it where you come through the flaps. If it fits in half way right it will make the setup safer. I took my last piece of pipe to work with me today to cut it down some so I could extend the pipe out of the stove a little. I forgot to bring it home with me. This weekend, I guess I'll just have to build a fire in it and enjoy it as is. I did order a USGI stove jack last night. So to everyone's enjoyment I can keep pounding this thread. 

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Re: Tent Heater build along
« Reply #56 on: January 27, 2017, 08:26:09 PM »
Perfect opportunity...... :deadhorse: :thumbsup: :lol:
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Re: Tent Heater build along
« Reply #57 on: February 01, 2017, 02:15:02 PM »
Gotta love youtube. Some strange things can be found there. If you find this stove puts out too much heat, try this. It's a multi tea light "stove" for heating and also an Oven attachment.

Kind of cool but not worth it's own thread.

Starts at the 3 minute mark.

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Re: Tent Heater build along
« Reply #58 on: February 01, 2017, 05:27:35 PM »
I like it! We use the same method. However, I think now, in it's present location, I could have my tent and stove set up and we'd all be getting warmer, in the time it takes to watch that vid. I'd have to have my fire prep done though. I can't wait to sleep in this thing. I need to get a fire extinguisher.

Thanks for adding that 

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Re: Tent Heater build along
« Reply #59 on: February 01, 2017, 05:49:41 PM »
Pretty impressive little saw!    What kind was it......anybody know! :shrug:
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Re: Tent Heater build along
« Reply #60 on: February 01, 2017, 06:04:43 PM »
Looks similar to a fixed blade Fiskars, which when I used it in a similar fashion without gloves and my had as close as his was caused me to leak and get 12 stitches.

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Re: Tent Heater build along
« Reply #61 on: February 01, 2017, 06:20:22 PM »
I'd guess it to be a type of older grafting saw. Or maybe something like an old school "Handy Saw"

I like this one with the split nuts
http://www.ebay.com/itm/SUPERB-ANTIQUE-VICTORIAN-GRAFTING-SAW-VGC-12-LONG-BLADE-15-1-2-INC-HANDLE-/401261633568?hash=item5d6d0ea020:g:BakAAOSwal5YMG8v

His blade looks a different shape. His hand hold makes me think it's an open grip like this, or maybe just "straight" had to look again.... looks like a straight grip.
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Re: Tent Heater build along
« Reply #62 on: February 01, 2017, 06:31:43 PM »
Whatever it was, it chewed through that branch in a hurry! :chopwood:
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Re: Tent Heater build along
« Reply #63 on: February 02, 2017, 04:27:17 PM »
pessimist complain about the wind. optimist expect the wind to change. realist adjusts the sails.

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Re: Tent Heater build along
« Reply #64 on: February 02, 2017, 04:52:04 PM »
That's what it looks like......Thanks, xj! :cheers:
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Re: Tent Heater build along
« Reply #65 on: February 02, 2017, 05:34:30 PM »
I think I'm going to keep beating this dead horse. LOL. This looks way more feasible than the tara cotta pot heater.

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Re: Tent Heater build along
« Reply #66 on: February 02, 2017, 05:40:40 PM »
Tent stoves are cool. I bet the tin can is warm. My neighbor has been in the tent once and yesterday met me with a big bag of 6 inches stick he picked up out of his yard and saved for me. Tent stoves are cool. Mine works good so far.

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Re: Tent Heater build along
« Reply #67 on: February 02, 2017, 08:44:13 PM »
creek; given the fact that the tent is canvas,
and the heat that can be generated from the stove&pipe,
you may want to use a double walled chimney pipe
for safety and yes a large fire extingusher,
i say large due to the fact that the whole area around you is coverd
with dry leaves. as in the picture of the turkeys rooting around,
what does the MFG of the stove suggest,

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Re: Tent Heater build along
« Reply #68 on: February 03, 2017, 03:45:41 AM »
If he burns it up, I can see him loading up the big Chevy with pallets. Then building a micro cabin with a loft ! i mean the floor is done already so.
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Re: Tent Heater build along
« Reply #69 on: February 08, 2017, 05:00:55 PM »
Hate to do it to you guys but I took a photo in low light with new cam so I'm posting it up so I can compare to my other crappy pics.

Home sweet home in very low light.



Oh, and I have no intention of burning up my tent. I am very careful. Stove jack is in the mail. :)

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Re: Tent Heater build along
« Reply #70 on: February 08, 2017, 05:03:54 PM »
Looks good to me, just like Lulu.
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Re: Tent Heater build along
« Reply #71 on: February 09, 2017, 06:19:18 PM »
Not a crappy pic at all.  Looks like heaven.

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Re: Tent Heater build along
« Reply #72 on: February 09, 2017, 06:27:37 PM »
Not a crappy pic at all.  Looks like heaven.

+1, I was just thinking the same thing!

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Re: Tent Heater build along
« Reply #73 on: February 09, 2017, 07:05:24 PM »
Thanks guys. It is a good place. Lost a big pine near it in the wind today. I hope its twin beside it that is leaning comes on down tonight before the wind stops blowing. I'll post a pic.

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Re: Tent Heater build along
« Reply #74 on: February 11, 2017, 07:02:38 PM »
looks like hohe sweet home.

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Re: Tent Heater build along
« Reply #75 on: February 12, 2017, 08:53:21 AM »



I've gone back and looked at this article several times now and I think I'm going to build one. I have a small tarp tent I made some years ago and I bet it would be the shizzle in it. Thanks for posting xj. I like the date on it too.

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Re: Tent Heater build along
« Reply #76 on: February 20, 2017, 04:42:47 PM »
I have too many projects, not close to completed. I spend too much time researching stuff on you tube.

My thinking today is making  my nesting cooking setup into also a tent heater. I'm thinking about a very small barb fitting on the edge of my trangia and an I.V. Flow valve connected to a water bottle hung upside down to feed the trangia. Maybe get an 8 hour burn out of it. And have it set up something like this.





Another cool setup mostly for boats is the heat pal, much like that photo I shared. uses 1.25quart of denatured alcohol. Expensive though and doesn't cook well...

http://www.practical-sailor.com/issues/36_3/chandlery/Alcohol-Heater-Stove_5894-1.html

http://www.mansfieldoutdoors.com/tent-stoves/alcohol-stove/
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Re: Tent Heater build along
« Reply #77 on: February 23, 2017, 04:29:57 PM »
Still camera testing. Been too hot to think about firing up the heater. We have had some nasty weather and it has all weathered well.



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Re: Tent Heater build along
« Reply #78 on: February 23, 2017, 07:00:16 PM »
I was thinking of you today Creek, I stopped in a surplus store down the road and saw one those military gas fuel heaters.

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Re: Tent Heater build along
« Reply #79 on: March 01, 2017, 03:24:44 PM »
i really like that deck for your  tent. what a view that must be.
we have a couple of those wood stoves. like them alot. you can toss some nice chunks of wood in there.
we use one in our tipi with only 4ft of stove pipe. the smoke draws the rest of the way out and never smokey inside, great for cooking on too.