Adam’s Piglet Woodstove

Posted: January 3, 2011 in Uncategorized
Our friend Adam and his wife are homesteading a piece of property near the Pit River, in Shasta County.  He is a brother in salvage, and has collected a lot of building materials that they are now putting together on their land.  They are freezing their asses off in a small shack there, so he dreamed up a small woodstove, and brought the prepped pieces over for me to weld.
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He started with a 10 gallon propane tank – which he purged thoroughly with water before using a grinder to cut the bottom out, and he cut another hole on top for the flue.  I cut out a round piece of steel plate to use as a door, and we welded on a door hinge and a bolt for his custom latch.

 

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Custom latch is a square foundation-bolt washer notched with a grinder and welded to the flange on the bottom of the tank.  He is going to add a damper from another old stove onto the bottom of the door, and put some fiberglass stove-sealing cord to the space behind the door so it seals tight.

 

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Adam had spent a lot of time using a grinder to notch the piece of pipe that will connect to the flue, and this saved me a lot of prep in welding it. 

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The piglet.  We used three pieces of angle iron for the legs.  He is going to grind the rest of the paint off, and then throw it in a burnpile to get the remaining paint off before he uses it in his shack.  Salvage and found objects!  Total project cost = $0.50 of welding rods and a little bit of electricity,

 

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