James Huskins

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Western North Carolina
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Thanks, Glen. Your photo process links are exactly the sort of help I was looking for.

James
3 months ago
I want to build a Kuznetsov stove similar to one shown in a YouTube video. I have little masonry experience, and I have questions about several details including how to do the grate and other firebox details. I've found drawings on his site, but any instruction is lost on me since I do not understand Russian. Can anyone who has built such a heater offer any help?

Thanks,

James
3 months ago

kathy Curtis wrote:
I built one if his stoves ten years ago.    Here are the working drawings for the one I built:



Kathy, did you have any directions other than the drawings on the web site? I’ve watched your video several times, and I have some questions. I’d love to build one in a cabin we’re planning to start in the spring.
3 months ago
Think I'm gonna buy a Morso Model 1410 Squirrel wood stove. Looks good, fits my space, has secondary combustion, locally available, cast iron and 1/4 the price of a Kimberly. Best of all, it will save many hours of scrounging pieces, researching details and fabrication. Then redoing some part. And again. Here's a link: http://rockymountainstove.com/morso1410woodstove.aspx

I've been poking around the larger site. Lots of neat info from what I thought was something devoted to non full-term infants.
4 years ago
Steve, my existing stove is not as close to the wall as it appears, and the heat deflectors are not yet installed. I'm waiting now to see what final form the stove takes.
4 years ago
Found this link on the wood stove forum on this site. Now I think I'm getting somewhere. With some size adjustment, it should be exactly what I need. I will certainly bring in outside air.

http://www.offroadfabnet.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9391

Please feel free to offer additional advise.

Jim
4 years ago
A dedicated air intake is not a problem. That was already in the plans. The current stove sits so close to an unsealed (temporary) door that it gets all the air it needs.



I can come through the wall directly behind the current stove with as much air intake as needed. This stove is built of 15" of 10" square tube and 12" of 6" square tube.

Here's a shot of my chimney. It's great for anything:



Maybe rocket is not the way to go, but I do not yet know that. We have independent solar electric and a small propane heater for backup. I'm currently rebuilding a ThermoKing Tripac APU that will eventually provide supplemental heat and cooling to the rear half of the bus (bedroom/bathroom/laundry), but I do not want to depend on any fossil fuel for primary heat. My original plan was propane fired radiant floor heat, but we changed our minds. A Kimberly seems just the ticket. but...$

Come on, Great Minds, let's hear from you.

Jim

P.S. We do not drive the bus with this stove setup. I was ready to start building the permanent hearth/heat shield setup when I started thinking rocket. As of now, we take the stove out before driving. Not convenient in winter.
4 years ago
1999 Gillig H200LF. Looks like this:



Build thread is here: http://nomadicista.org/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=2541

What I actually want is a Kimberly, but they are out of our budget. By a considerable factor.

Is the type of bus actually important, or were you just curious. It's a great bus. The only low floor conversion of which I am aware.

I ask again, is a brick or cast refractory core going to be motion stable?

Thanks for your reply.

Jim
4 years ago