Saturday, August 6, 2011
Information Gathering Process for Survival
The location has been chosen for the new wood stove, that window by the door.
I'd like to install it without cutting through the roof, going through the ceiling insulation, and then the ceiling.
This metal building has four windows, so I'm going to sacrifice one screen, which would be half a window opening, and angle the pipe right through that, hopefully a 45 degree angle.
The links here have been very useful in thinking about how it will draw and what my expectations can be heat wise. I expect the stove to actually be overkill. With a 13 r factor insulation, and temps in Georgia seldom below zero, a 12 x 16 building should be a piece of cake.
There seem to be several to choose from, and that's what's sorta holding me up.
What gage steel do I get, and the corresponding weight factor, will it make a huge difference? I tend towards light because then I can move it myself.
I read where horse packers, canoe travelers, r v people all use these packable stoves. Not your classic pot bellied cast iron beauty, but a functional heat and cook source, the lightest one is 22 gage, the heaviest one is 12. There's one in between.
If anyone has experience with these square sheepherder stoves, please comment.
The round ones looked interesting, but space being a huge factor, I am choosing a rectangular stove for efficiency. Posters told how they created a "false bottom" with a metal sheeting insert, sort of an upside down cookie sheet. Sounds workable.
So, just throwing this out there to all you survivalists.