Cornish Rattler

Fitting a Log Burner in a garage

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I've been getting a few egg pallets from work ( white wood ) recently and I gave them ago yesterday just to see how they are and I am quite pleased with them as they burn a lot better, slightly slower than what I have tried and quite hot aswell so I mite keep to getting these instead as it's free aswell 

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9 hours ago, Cornish Rattler said:

I've been getting a few egg pallets from work ( white wood ) recently and I gave them ago yesterday just to see how they are and I am quite pleased with them as they burn a lot better, slightly slower than what I have tried and quite hot aswell so I mite keep to getting these instead as it's free aswell 

Free is always good! If the heat is free you're more likely to use it and get out to the workshop on a cold day.

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Yeah it's the first time I have used the stove with the garage being empty as the 90 was out having its MOT and the 2a was still outside and the garage seemed to get warmer but outside it was quite mild anyway so maybe it was that not sure

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My MK2a test burn.

Pumped out a nice bit of heat in my 4x8 m garage and moved the thermometer from 4 to 18 degrees in half and hour (with the door shut).

It was finished in a nice coat of black stove paint and sold last week on fleabay, the next one is just waiting the coat of paint and I'll be listing that this evening.

And before anyone says, the Mk1 that normally sits there is a bigger bottle so that's why theres a jury rigged stack of bricks supporting it :)

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On ‎2‎/‎28‎/‎2017 at 6:31 AM, Igol said:

My MK2a test burn.

Pumped out a nice bit of heat in my 4x8 m garage and moved the thermometer from 4 to 18 degrees in half and hour (with the door shut).

It was finished in a nice coat of black stove paint and sold last week on fleabay, the next one is just waiting the coat of paint and I'll be listing that this evening.

And before anyone says, the Mk1 that normally sits there is a bigger bottle so that's why theres a jury rigged stack of bricks supporting it :)

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Nice, wish I could weld :(

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That looks great. I've got a couple of gas bottles kicking about but haven't plucked up the courage yet to drain them and start cutting them about.

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Just an update, managed to get round to insulating the wall at the back of the stove aswell as the sides using two std plaster boards stuck together for the wall behind the stove then used two single boards one on either side on the stove to protect everything from getting hot and it throws out more heat now and everything around it stays cold :)

We also raised the stove by about 8" aswell as it just makes life easier filling the stove, will post pic's later :)

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Ha it's cracking the flags here and I am in the garage burning pallets and off cuts with the stove on full blast trying to make some room in the garage to get the 90 in to replace the bulkhead and roof and having some beers aswell can't be bad

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On ‎01‎/‎03‎/‎2017 at 0:39 PM, Retroanaconda said:

That looks great. I've got a couple of gas bottles kicking about but haven't plucked up the courage yet to drain them and start cutting them about.

My draining technique has been mainly wedging open the valve for a few weeks then a very slow and wet drill through the valve so there's no chance of a spark.

Once the valve is totally buggered and opened out its in with the funnel, fill with water and again leave alone for at least a day (though last time it was a few weeks) then its out with the No1 LR tool and grind off the valve.  After that I've been happy enough to cut into it and burn it out to get shot of the propane smell and paint.

They seem to have gone quite well on flea bay with free shipping.  I'm onto my Mk2a now though they're obviously a seasonal product and my last one has been stuck for about 2 months now .  To my mind this is the time to start fitting one ready for the winter so your not having to be routing flues in the cold and wet.....just the normal wet :)

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17 hours ago, Igol said:

My draining technique has been mainly wedging open the valve for a few weeks then a very slow and wet drill through the valve so there's no chance of a spark.

Once the valve is totally buggered and opened out its in with the funnel, fill with water and again leave alone for at least a day (though last time it was a few weeks) then its out with the No1 LR tool and grind off the valve.  After that I've been happy enough to cut into it and burn it out to get shot of the propane smell and paint.

They seem to have gone quite well on flea bay with free shipping.  I'm onto my Mk2a now though they're obviously a seasonal product and my last one has been stuck for about 2 months now .  To my mind this is the time to start fitting one ready for the winter so your not having to be routing flues in the cold and wet.....just the normal wet :)

Nice it sounds like it's a nice little earner

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