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Refurbishing Wood Cookstove

 
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I came across a wood Cookstove at an antique store as a decorative non functional stove for a hundred bucks! I'm not sure if it can actually work but it looks like it's all there and just a lot of rust and dents.where would I go to begin researching how to troubleshoot what it might need to have done to make it work?
 
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I used furnace cement to patch the erosion holes in mine.  Do you already have a chimney installed in your roof?  You'll find you'll spend far, far more to build a code-compliant chimney than it is the stove.  I have a 800$ chimney on my inexpensive 300$ stove.
 
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I'd be very interested in this restoration project, too. I have an old "garbage burner" two-burner wood cook stove.

I started by soaking in vinegar, then brushing off the rust. Next the cast iron pieces had to be cured.  . Then I had to replace the ash box, as the rust had eaten through it. I just asked a guy with metal-bending equipment to fabricate it to the right dimensions. Then I painted them with high-temp paint.

I asked an HVAC guy about oval exhausts, which this one has. They don't make them this size any more, so he will fabricate one for me as well.

Lots of elbow grease going into it!! But it will be worth it. New ones are ridiculously expensive.
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Pictures might help the forum to troubleshoot what it might need to have done to make it work.

After we bought this property, we bought a wood stove and refurbished it. Unfortunately, our house is just too small to accommodate the pipe to vent the smoke, safely.

It is on our patio, so we can always cook outdoors if we need to.
 
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"I asked an HVAC guy about oval exhausts, which this one has."
Howdy,
The exhaust opening, should/might be able to form standard sheet metal stove pipe into oval
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We have no codes I built my skoolie and installed a regular wood stove in it. I think I can figure out how to do a hearth and chimney once I have a cabin. In the meantime the stove will be in a outdoor summer kitchen.
 
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Anne Miller wrote:Pictures might help the forum to troubleshoot what it might need to have done to make it work.

After we bought this property, we bought a wood stove and refurbished it. Unfortunately, our house is just too small to accommodate the pipe to vent the smoke, safely.

It is on our patio, so we can always cook outdoors if we need to.


I'll figure out pics on permits eventually. Please elaborate on why your house is too small? I know my bus is too small but want to make sure the cabin I wind up with can have a wood Cookstove as my summer kitchen plan is hopefully just for the summer!
 
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Oh, yeah, that might work!
 
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Gail Jardin wrote:Please elaborate on why your house is too small? I know my bus is too small but want to make sure the cabin I wind up with can have a wood Cookstove as my summer kitchen plan is hopefully just for the summer!



Too much furniture in a combination kitchen, office, TV [entertainment] room.  It is a bigger tiny house, with a propane cookstove.  The wood stove was more of a novelty, something dear hubby has wanted for a long time.

Another problem was that the land came with a house that was someone else's dream.  We had to make do with window placement, plumbing placement, etc.

We lived in the house while finishing the interior it so things just happened.  TV in one corner, hubby computer desk in the other.  Kitchen cabinets in the other corners. The only available spot left is right by the front door, which seemed inconvenient and it was the venting that made him decide not to use it.

There are no codes to tell us how far from the wall or how tall to make the chimney, etc. It all had to do with safety issues and health concerns.
 
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