Staci Kopcha wrote:
Eric Hammond wrote:[quote=Eric Hammond
$733 for the insulated pipe.....I did get a 58 dollar rebate on the insulated pipe to bring the amount down to $675 for the insulated pipe.
Today I will go purchase the sand for building the bench. I think by the time this is all said and done, I'm going to be close to $1500
Holy smokes! What was the insulated pipe for? (sorry to be dense)
My running tab keeps ticking as well. I lucked out with free sand (though heavy on labor!) , but have no clay, so am now 6 bags of fire clay in (probably more to go).
Chimney pipes and kit cost a bit, and then had to get a different one (too long to return the first).
So far for mine roughly:
(free : barrel, sand, full fire brick, red brick, chicken wire, avocado oil)
Cost: fire clay @ $8.00 = 48.00
barrel lid: $10
split fire brick: (can't remember... $4.20 each)...$100?
ceramic tile (heat shield)= $20
heavy tile mortar= $20
Chimney kit (not used mostly) = $175
triple wall class A Chimney = ~$80
Supplemental chimney pieces = $100 +
rock wool blanket = ~ $100
ducting, t's, caps, elbows = (honestly can't remember)... ~$100?
straw = (over bought) 4 bales= $20
guide book = $30
video rental= $20
roof tar = $10
diamond blade = $30
angle grinder= $30
face mask= $10
(Help from Permies...priceless!)
Eric Hammond wrote:Its about time I update the money involved in this project so far.
Initially I spent $138.52 on firebrick at ACME brick.
I went back and spent another $49.22 on more bricks and at 15 lb bucket of refractory cement
The cost of the fireclay $9.89
The mortar from lowes $4.28
The perlite from MFA $20.00
The 2 55 gallon barrels $40.00
One section of black flue pipe $10.00
All the flue pipe from lowes $195.55
Wood stove gaskets $33.58
Ceramic Fiber blanket $99
Tie Wire $4.59
Total so far roughly: $ 604.63 dollars........that's rough to see.
Items I had on hand but would assign a value to
Chicken wire $5 dollars worth
Fuel costs for torches and welding equipment, probably close to $30
Cutting discs/grinding wheels $7
Beer total $30
Misc $72 dollars
So realistically I'm in this around $675 ish so far. It does hurt, but I bet I spent $800 on propane last year and it was a very mild winter and my propane heater was $900 dollars itself. I have ten acres myself, but 30 combined with my neighbors that I could harvest from for wood and have been considering my options for establishing coppice wood. This is a project that potentially could pay for itself the first year, but definitely by the second.
and to be honest, I was going to drink the beer anyway....