Cornish Rattler

Fitting a Log Burner in a garage

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46 minutes ago, geoffbeaumont said:

Is your stove designed for storing wood near it (some have a store underneath)? If not, be very careful - a neighbour down the road had a house fire as a result of storing logs too close to their stove. Fire brigade got there in time and they only had localised damage in their living room, but it could easily have been a lot worse.

Your stove should have specified dimensions for the non-combustible zone around it (i.e. the area which must be clear of combustible material). Store the logs outside this.

Ok I will see what the handbook say's but where I plan to store them will be about 2' away from the stove or if I use the other area in the garage it will be a good 6' away from the stove 

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Geoff speaks sense, in the building regs there are dimensions for log store areas next to a stove, as well as probably recommendations from the manufacturer.

To be honest, I would keep logs well away, and probably not even in the garage, a small store outside (plastic cheapie job from B&Q is easy to hide and keeps them out the way, you can use the saved space for move useful stuff , like working in!

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12 hours ago, Bowie69 said:

Geoff speaks sense, in the building regs there are dimensions for log store areas next to a stove, as well as probably recommendations from the manufacturer.

To be honest, I would keep logs well away, and probably not even in the garage, a small store outside (plastic cheapie job from B&Q is easy to hide and keeps them out the way, you can use the saved space for move useful stuff , like working in!

Ok will look into buying a plastic garden storage / bench and store some in there then bring them in when I need to use them

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Anyone no how I can make the two Wooden handles fit on the stove before I burn the little fekers, tried lightly tapping one on but it just started to split and they seem to go over the cast handle bit loosely

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I knocked together a gas bottle wood burner with a couple of old brake discs to make the pedestal and a flat top with 100mm steel box for the flue (it doesn't always have to be round) with the doors closed I can get up to a very comfortable 20 degrees in there in depths of winter.  This morning while the radio was telling me of all the snow and storm surges everywhere it was a pleasant 10 degrees with the door open as I was bobbing in and out to fiddle with the abs sensors.

I was that happy with my little stove I knocked together 2 more out of 13kg bottles, intending to stick them on fleabay before the winter but haven't gotten round to it yet.

 

 

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3 hours ago, Igol said:

I knocked together a gas bottle wood burner with a couple of old brake discs to make the pedestal and a flat top with 100mm steel box for the flue (it doesn't always have to be round) with the doors closed I can get up to a very comfortable 20 degrees in there in depths of winter.  This morning while the radio was telling me of all the snow and storm surges everywhere it was a pleasant 10 degrees with the door open as I was bobbing in and out to fiddle with the abs sensors.

I was that happy with my little stove I knocked together 2 more out of 13kg bottles, intending to stick them on fleabay before the winter but haven't gotten round to it yet.

 

 

Nice, yeah can't wait till tomorrow and try the heat logs out 

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Pallets if you can get them are ideal, free and keep you warm while you take a maul to them.

Our old house had a multifuel stove with back boiler that I'd linked into a thermal store and then the radiators(pre HETAS becoming more than an advisory service).  Pump was on a simple timer and there was a thermostat on the tank(store) that would kick in when the external temp hit around 40, it was a bit of work to keep the fire fed so the wife didn't like it while I found it quite satisfying.  The nice thing was as it got colder you'd pile on more fuel to keep the heat up which would raise the temp in the tank and then the rads would kick in and the whole house was toasty.

Now on GCH and guess what the wife misses?

 

 

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Had a good day in the garage with the stove took a while till I got it how I think it's should be, no smoke, pleanty of heat and a slow burn, damper fully open, both adjustable dampers closed and the door fully open the garage was very toasty, I even bought a whistling kettle and made a few brews on it aswell, well chuffed 

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Didn't get to do another burn today as it wasn't that cold in the garage plus I was working outside anyway but I promise I will take some pics 

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Had another burn today fired the stove up by using fire lighters and a piece of log cut up for kindling with all vents open inc damper, then once it got going I put a couple of heat logs on and closed the vents but kept the damper open then later opened the door and later fully closed the damper after the garage got nice and toasty as I found I could control the heat better by messing with the damper and there wasn't any smoke coming from the flue at all :D

Anyway here are some pic's starting from firing the stove up

 

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Next doors has just given me a load of 2" x 2" to burn so it looks like I will be having another burn today :)

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