Cornish Rattler

Fitting a Log Burner in a garage

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I used single skin upto the roof and then just a couple of lengths of the stainless twin wall to pass through the roof and make a chimney. Sealed it with one of those flexible things and sealed that with gutter sealant.

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36 minutes ago, Anderzander said:

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with the old gas fire in the background.

That's sort of what I want what is it like for heat and how big of an area is it heating just to give me an idea

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20 hours ago, Cornish Rattler said:

That's sort of what I want what is it like for heat and how big of an area is it heating just to give me an idea

I like the idea of having it sat on a pedastol makes it easier to load up and clean out ;)

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It's heating an area about half your size - but if I was to really stoke it up it would overwhelm it.

the pedestal has another advantage - you use less flu pipe :-). I just used building blocks.

What is important on a woodburner is that you get good air control. Once it's up to temperature you can slow it right down and really maximise it's efficiency.

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22 minutes ago, Anderzander said:

It's heating an area about half your size - but if I was to really stoke it up it would overwhelm it.

the pedestal has another advantage - you use less flu pipe :-). I just used building blocks.

What is important on a woodburner is that you get good air control. Once it's up to temperature you can slow it right down and really maximise it's efficiency.

Are right nice one, yeah mite look into putting it on a pedestal 

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machine mart have been doing loads of offers on stoves recently, I'd do a search for vouchers before you buy :)

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Yeah they do those VAT free days every now and then but the next one will probable be when the weather is warmer and I won't get one then and I can't wait till then so looking at getting one next month but just going looking today and get an idea, when I get it my mate is going to build me a brick pedestal to stand it on so it's easier to load up and clean out but still need to decide where it's going first

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Just got back from Machine Mart and looked at all the log burners they had the wentwerth was a bit small in size saw a billingham I quite liked then spotted a nice big popbellied one 9.2kw with a hot plate for just under £300 so we decided on this instead, can't wait now

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My 5Kw log burner is currently warming my entire house! I'm sat here watching GT and its 23.5 degrees in here

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3 hours ago, Anderzander said:

9.2kw?

You'll be working in your underpants .....

I know but if I use less logs and or have a door open on a hook I should be ok, if not I can always strip off 

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Had a good way up as to where it is going and decided on fitting it into the back left hand corner, just need to move my shelving over by a couple of foot that way I won't need to use as much flue :)

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My shop is 24ft x 28ft x 10ft with 6" insulated walls and ceiling.  The door, 12ft wide by 8ft high, is also nominally insulated, although it is only about 1.5 in. thick. 

I have a Dutchwest 2461 wood burner with a stated output of 3 - 8.5 Kw. Of significance is that this burner has a catalytic converter to "burn" the initial combustion smoke, resulting in much reduced emissions.  This catalytic converter results in temperatures at the top of the body of the stove of 550 - 600 Deg. C.   I also have a pedestal fan. When I fire up I set the fan to blow on the single wall flue, since this warms up almost immediately.  When the body of the stove has warmed I reset the fan to blow on the body.  The shop warms by about 10 deg. C within less than 1 hr, and I then keep it ticking over for the remainder of my time in the shop, usually several hours.  My installation is fully approved by the Building Inspector and our insurance company, and I have all appropriate certification.

In summary, your 9+Kw unit will have you in a Turkish bath!

Mike

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On ‎12‎/‎21‎/‎2016 at 6:14 AM, Troll Hunter said:

My shop is 24ft x 28ft x 10ft with 6" insulated walls and ceiling.  The door, 12ft wide by 8ft high, is also nominally insulated, although it is only about 1.5 in. thick. 

I have a Dutchwest 2461 wood burner with a stated output of 3 - 8.5 Kw. Of significance is that this burner has a catalytic converter to "burn" the initial combustion smoke, resulting in much reduced emissions.  This catalytic converter results in temperatures at the top of the body of the stove of 550 - 600 Deg. C.   I also have a pedestal fan. When I fire up I set the fan to blow on the single wall flue, since this warms up almost immediately.  When the body of the stove has warmed I reset the fan to blow on the body.  The shop warms by about 10 deg. C within less than 1 hr, and I then keep it ticking over for the remainder of my time in the shop, usually several hours.  My installation is fully approved by the Building Inspector and our insurance company, and I have all appropriate certification.

In summary, your 9+Kw unit will have you in a Turkish bath!

Mike

Yeah I am not saying it won't be hot in there but my garage isn't insulated and probably never will be other than where the burner will be going to stop the walls from getting to hot

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Yippee one of those Machine Mart V.A.T. free day cards has just landed through the door for 2/1/2017 and 8/1/2017 and I get paid on the 6th so I will be getting it and if not all but some of the flue stuff aswell :D

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Decided on getting the log burner first then get the flue stuff later just incase we decide on putting the log burner somewhere else in the garage :)

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This is the first place I was thinking of putting the Potbelly stove obviously the shelving will need to go or be moved aswell as all the stuff on the floor as its in the center of the N/S wall, what do you think

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And this is the second place I was thinking of putting it as its in the corner, again the shelving will need to go or moved altogether aswell as everything on the floor, what do you think

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On 02/01/2017 at 0:04 PM, Cornish Rattler said:

Its days like this I wish I had my stove in the garage, stuff to do and too cold to do it :mellow:

Got given the day off today so as I had nowt to do I decided to go on eBay and order 20 Hotties heat logs for £20 ready for when I get the stove up and running.

what ever you do don't google Hotties as you will get burnt :D

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Just made some space in the garage for where the stove is going when I get it tomorrow as I have two choices as to where its going but bother area's are pretty close to each other so I have made enough room to cover both area's, can't wait now :D

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