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Old 12-24-2019, 09:41 AM   #71
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We heat cook and heat water with this home made stove. Works great. I remove to roof stove pipe and cap for travel. Rick
I assume a picture of the chimney vent would reveal a screw in double wall with a 90* elbow???
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Old 12-24-2019, 09:48 AM   #72
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I put a wood stove in my 2001 Winnebago Journey as we do a lot of boondocking as well. I used a ďcubic mini wood stoveĒ ,. You can find them on line. England Marine supply had all of the single wall stainless pipe as well as cap, escutcheon and damper.. I built a hearth behind the passenger seat that it sits on and also acts as as wood box.I have an extension I put on top for good draw. Best heat ever to keep the coach dry inside in an Oregon winter. A word of caution. Keep a window cracked while using and DO NOT open a slide out while using. Good luck!
"...DO NOT open a slide out while using." ??? Due to the pressure change I assume. Makes good sense. Am pretty sure that I will side-vent it out through a slide so this should not be an issue (just will need to make sure all is cold before retracting the slide or there will be some significant consequences)
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Old 12-24-2019, 09:52 AM   #73
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As an old Fire Chief there many concerns some have already been addressed but the one I have not heard is make up air rvís are usually pretty air tight and fire uses a lot of oxygen
You should not rely on just an open window
Ronsam, Good morning Chief. Not advisable to rely on open windows if CO and CO2 detectors are active?
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Old 12-24-2019, 10:15 AM   #74
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Foam in the wall construction once lit will put an end to this debate in a bad way. Not a good idea. Not safe.
Just so you know some houses can have alot of foam in them. My brothers is built with SIPs - Structural insulated panels (SIPS) are building panels used in walls, floors, and roofs of light commercial buildings and homes. SIPs are 4- and 8‑inch thick rigid foam panels, sandwiched between two stiff sheathing materials.
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Am I understanding correctly that your interest in installing a small wood burning stove in a 5er is mostly for aesthetic reasons? I get the idea that you would not do this in order to save a few bucks.

The home where I grew up was heated with wood (upright Warm Morning stove). Worked ok until it darn near killed us all. Ever heard creosote burn in a stove pipe? The next day, my dad's brother brought out a propane tank and a propane stove. Not to give up on burning wood, my folks installed a fireplace. Years later, I came to understand the thinking of those who survived the Depression on a farm. Now I am the old geezer. I love the gas fireplace in our current house. Satisfies my inner cave man with very little risk.

I would never do what you are proposing, but that only means each of us has a different risk tolerance.
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How about a hole in the floor so you can duct outside air in?
Also, easier cutting floor than roof or wall!
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"...DO NOT open a slide out while using." ??? Due to the pressure change I assume. Makes good sense. Am pretty sure that I will side-vent it out through a slide so this should not be an issue (just will need to make sure all is cold before retracting the slide or there will be some significant consequences)
Grantrekker, yes. The vacuum created in the coach when opening the slide out pulls smoke backwards. Lesson learned first time.
Use a 2’ extension when parked. I store the extension and drive with cap only on the roof, close stove and pipe damper. No problems for two years this way..
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Grantrekker, yes. The vacuum created in the coach when opening the slide out pulls smoke backwards. Lesson learned first time.
Use a 2í extension when parked. I store the extension and drive with cap only on the roof, close stove and pipe damper. No problems for two years this way..
Perfect, thanks for the hands on input
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Itís not a big deal to add one. I also heat with wood. I had a small stove on my boat. There are chances that you could get burned but canít you burn your hand if you put it on your dad cook top?
Iím not a bed wetter so I would go ahead with your plans. You know you can do it.
Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas to you too and glad to hear that yours works fine. Going to make sure that the feet are bolted down securely as in the boat applications that I'm familiar with.
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Am I understanding correctly that your interest in installing a small wood burning stove in a 5er is mostly for aesthetic reasons? I get the idea that you would not do this in order to save a few bucks.

The home where I grew up was heated with wood (upright Warm Morning stove). Worked ok until it darn near killed us all. Ever heard creosote burn in a stove pipe? The next day, my dad's brother brought out a propane tank and a propane stove. Not to give up on burning wood, my folks installed a fireplace. Years later, I came to understand the thinking of those who survived the Depression on a farm. Now I am the old geezer. I love the gas fireplace in our current house. Satisfies my inner cave man with very little risk.

I would never do what you are proposing, but that only means each of us has a different risk tolerance.
Yes, you are correct in your understanding except the main reason is for the warmth of radiant wood heat, not aesthetics and the "risk" element is acceptable. Thanks for your cautionary input.
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I have a wood stove in my garage and had a hard time finding an INSURANCE company that was willing to sell me a policy and of course it cost more. Better make sure this alteration doesn't cancel you coverage should you have problems.
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How about a hole in the floor so you can duct outside air in?
Also, easier cutting floor than roof or wall!
mchero, yeah air intake will have to be evaluated. Am hoping a cracked window will suffice but will have to see.
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How about a hole in the floor so you can duct outside air in?
Also, easier cutting floor than roof or wall!
The Kimberly Stove from unforgettablefirellc has a intake from
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Havenít read any serious concerns that canít be addressed. Install one safely and enjoy it. Merry Christmas!
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