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Old 12-23-2011, 10:25 AM   #11
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$3500!!!! Back to the drawing board! That is a great stove but it misses the point with the high price.

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Old 12-23-2011, 10:38 AM   #12
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A circulating fan is a must.

I had a wood stove in my trailer in the early 70's. The heat at head level would soar to near sauna temps with ones feet and low corners of the trailer staying frozen. A small fan mounted on the ceiling, pushing the hot air down, was the cure.

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Old 12-23-2011, 07:12 PM   #13
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Wow! Segregating yourself from society and living off the land...sounds "extreme". Good luck and enjoy.
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Old 12-23-2011, 07:17 PM   #14
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p.s. I would listen to Herk....he's extremely knowledgeable on these forums. What he is saying makes sense. Is buying propane that much of an imposition on your independent lifestyle? Better to be safe than family, you mean children? Don't risk their health and life.
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Old 12-23-2011, 07:41 PM   #15
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not sure what you got planned there meets code

Originally Posted by Jaredinnwarkansas View Post

I would rip out the paneling from the entire kitchen and living area and put up 1/4 inch Sheetrock, preferably green board if I can find it. Around the stove I'd use cement board with synthetic stone or tile stuck to it. Would def have cement board on bottom as well but would probably use flagstone rather than lick em stick em rock.
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Old 12-23-2011, 08:18 PM   #16
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My uncle had a small potbelly wood burning stove in one of his TT with a 6" flue, double walled at the roof. I don't remember the make and model, but this was in the late 60's. He had put stainless steel on the wall behind it and to the side, plus on the floor. It was one of the many memories of my childhood of the many trips to the lake during the summers.
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Old 12-23-2011, 09:17 PM   #17
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Old 12-23-2011, 11:14 PM   #18
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Have you ever seen a RV burn. They burn fast and hot. I would not want to chance my live to an open flame inside the TT. If you really want to have wood heat I would consider adapting the outside furnace with hot water heat. It would be a lot safer and the flame would be away from the TT.
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Old 12-24-2011, 06:16 AM   #19
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My reply is that of a past Asst Fire Chief: Don't do it! To back up Lou's earlier post, as heat is added to material, it increases decomposition of that material. Many of the man made products emmit deadly gases as they change. Many of the poisonous gases have no color or taste. If there were to actually be a fire that was no longer contained in the stove, there is a high probability that you and your family would be overcome by the poisonous gases from the burning trailer construction material before you ever had a chance to escape.

Another big concern is that of CO poisoning and Oxygen consumption is such a small area. TT were not designed for that application.

Adding Sheetrock, bricks, wood stove, hope you never plan on moving the TT. That is a whole lot of weight in one area.

Please reconsider, sounds very, very dangerous! Much more so than the world we currently live in. IMHO.
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Old 12-24-2011, 07:41 AM   #20
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I got a chuckle that you are working to segregate yourself and your family from society by posting on a community forum. Ironic.

But, to help with your question, I also suggest that you consider an outside wood burning stove and piping the heat into your trailer.

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