H.J.D: I have knottiest that when most people build their 55 gallon wood burning
stoves that they use the bung whole as an air inlet. Why would people take
the heated air from the room and use it as combustion air why wouldn’t they
put the bung in the back of the stove and pipe the cool air from outside
for the combustion air and regulate the amount by using a gate valve? Any
comments would be welcomed.
Fireman Jim: What's the link to purchase the barrel stove kit via the states?
Peter van Kampen: Chur bro mean, I want to bring one of these in, wish someone already
Chevy Levy: Hi yes most people do. this barrel stove is only for burning junk mail now.
Chevy Levy: its easy as! all you need is a jigsaw [with a fine blade] to cut the
pattern out of the 44gl drum. the rest just bolts to it
charlie brown: wow you got a nice barrel stove you should first filler up with thin
kndling and light her off let her burn for a little while than completly
filler up with hard wood split logs for a very hot long burn
wranglerstar: great job on the stove. I like the breather tube inside. Nicely done!!! Cody
Chevy Levy: nice thanks
Chevy Levy: the paint didnt burn off. i will use it to burn in backyard as summer
restrictions wont allow open fires. will be potatos wraped in tinfoil and
smoking fish. the residue oil is all burnt out now, so we're good to go...
Chevy Levy: Kia Ora! yer we just up the road Levin. the killer was the freight costs @
$145NZD i think. may have changed now with our kiwi going down against the
USD. best thing is cast-iron lasts a lifetime. the 44gallon drums rust&
burnout but are free from any service garage etc. doesnt take long to cut
it out with B&D jigsaw with fine blade on..
Chevy Levy: hi there its just the basic paper, wood and matches. i only light it now to
burn up the junkmail and fish& chip wrappers
Chevy Levy: the castiron KIT was $49USD butt he freight was a killer @ $140USD. that
was wen i had plenty money back 1yr ago. its now just a glorified junkmail
burner rusting away in backyard. Levin NZ
Chevy Levy: wow thanks for the tips. sand is a great idea seeing it cant be burnt up.
cheers hi from NZ
Chevy Levy: my personal secret weapon project hehe. chevyvictor.
MrBrentles: How do they work? Pretty well?
barfyspitz: Oh. Man you must get A LOT of junk mail lol! That set up looks good. I have
an old sotz stove I need to replace. I like your setup.
Chevy Levy: helps it breath better. the small vents at front are hopeless, fire will go
out. with more air it goes bigger brighter. but then goes thr the wood ral
quick and sometimes overheats red hot
Chevy Levy: Thanks. long gone. they went straight away. cheers
kak8chak: The leg are to short for a wood floor and you need bricks under the legs
Bourne Accident: What's up with that motorized shopping cart? That looks interesting.
Another video on that sometime perhaps?
Chevy Levy: they go good and very hot untill the oil drum rusts out [being left
outside] Cast Iron parts will outlive me. But easy to get anada empty oil
drum from local Garage, motor service stations for free. only take 1/2hour
to cut out and then bolt in cast iron gear. cheers
Chevy Levy: grat feedback. must try a Sotz kit
crazykiwiinthailand: Tino pai for your quick reply. Thanks I’ll check it out as suggested Haere
ra from Thailand.
charlie brown: lets see you fire up your barrel wood stove
Chevy Levy: hi thanks for the tip. cheers
delmont223: I've used barrel stoves for years and they are a great scource of heat
especially out where the is no electricity or gas lines. We put about 2 to
3 inches of ordinary sand in the bottom of the stove. It makes it easier to
clean out and keep the bottom from burning out so quick. We get several
years use out of the barrel instead of just two or three. The sand may be a
problem to your air vent tube, but I've never noticed a need for the tube.
Nice video, have fun and make more.
reeceagodwin: Hey fellow kiwi nice job, how much was the kit inculding delivery, cheers
Eddie Griffiths: How did you import it for $39US...I get freight added for
$145US....needless to say didn't buy.
Chevy Levy: thanks Cody. your vid was an inspiration. ya'll can see where i copied your
inlet valve. from NZ 8000Miles away! hehe. Vic
elhigh: Hi, I notice when your boy dropped the stovepipe on, it slipped down over
the outside of the reducer. To prevent creosote leaking down the outside of
the pipe, you should get a fitting that drops into the top of the reducer.
It won't leak smoke, and it won't seep gunk that way either.
Chevy Levy: yes i had that threaded pipe fitting in my hand at the shop untill i saked
the price, they said $24.95 i was abit shocked so made my own out of scrap
Chevy Levy: we did the vid yesterday. we gonna use it to heat my ManCave shed :p but
i'll also use it to heat coal, briquettes for putting on top of our Dutch
ovens. will do a chicken and maybe cobbler bread
uncleshan: hey there from lower hutt.! i saw cody's vid too...good to see someone
local using one of these. i emailed vogelzang and they don't sell to nz,
then i see you have one.! i'll be checking ebay auzzie in a minute.
thinking of using mine to heat an outdoor bath i have. cheers for the post.
or i wouldn't be able to get the stove kit.
Chevy Levy: Kia Ora Dan. they available from ebay.com.au put in the search [barrel
stove kit] they $48USD and the freight is astronomical at $155USD shipped
to NZ. I only bought it coz i was loaded. not no more lol. way too
expensive because of the shipping.I still have it but oil drum is rusted
out and now is a glorified junkmail burner. cast iron is as good as new,
just need new 44gl oil drum which are plentiful. cheers
Chevy Levy: great tip. cheers
fbuch123: love it!
crazykiwiinthailand: G' Day mate, could you post the contact information of the shop where you
bought this from in Levin. Cheers I'm trying to find these parts.
VicAus-Prepper: Thanks bloke, I will check out a few plumbing suppliers here in Melbourne,
sorry bro I don't follow the rugby, good game but I am more a round ball
telosfd: I like that intake air tube hose!!!!!!!
theinfedel: you need the second barrel on top to work good other wise your heat goes
out the roof
Cgem201: I don't know why you fabbed out a burner pipe for the air intake. These are
engineered to have the cigarette burn with an air inlet just on the face of
the drum. The pipe burner will tend to burn wood faster and keep the barrel
oshpunit987: I believe the Sotz barrel stove kit was the best made. I used the double
barrel kit for 13 years to heat an old 2 story house, built a sheet metal
cabinet around it and plumbed it into the duct work and did an excellent
job. My neighbor got one like in this video and it didn't heat as well as
my Sotz did. I hated to see them go out of business.
Chevy Levy: at :21 thats where i copied Cody. the air breather :]
Chevy Levy: Khelsdarren. thanku Yankee bomber for viewing dis video. Wen u veiw dis
video it goes to the top of the leaderboard. please keep coming back for
Chevy Levy: thanks. it available on ebay australia and ebay US $39USD
barfyspitz: Don't you need to put firebricks in there?
Chevy Levy: point taken and noted thankyou for the tip. different Country/ culture,
we're softly spoken.
KaeptnErdnuss: Hi, I'm in Dunedin and also thought about building one of these.
Unfortunately the kits are not available in NZ. Where did you buy yours
(you wrote you imported it from the US) and what did they charge for
shipping? I also thought about a wet back system to heat a hot tub. Cheers,
VicAus-Prepper: Nice job Bro! I am going to guilt one with a 30 gallon drum, bit more
compact so I can use it inside my tent, next thing is to source some stove
pipe and reducer.
Chevy Levy: hi dexter, points taken and noted. thanks for the tip. cheers