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Hot Water Tank pics for John

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And anyone else who looks^

Built that set of legs under the barrel stove in 1977 with the help of an old homesteader sourdough my first winter in Clam Gulch. Believe that's the 3rd barrel in it. Was an old army bed frame. The tank came outta an ATCO trailer unit that was once a part of the pipeline building camps that got turned into what is now the Westmark Hotel here in Tok. A freebie I brought home 'just because' it was free.It's on borrowed time now, came home from work two years ago on saturday nite to a very wet basement floor, it was leaking on the bottom, 911, stuck a metal roofing screw in it, still holding:) u Used to have one of those self powering fans in the hole in the duct work but it quite making it's own power, from heat, after two years. neat concept, but for a 100 bucks 2 years service didn't impress me much. here's a zoom in on the feed-in line. If you know what your looking at you can see the one way valve used to force the water to go one direction through the stove. There are two sechedle 80 pipes running through the stove a couple inches off the bottom, down there in the nice hot coals all the time. System works much better then ones guys have built with the pipes up high to be in the flames.

Hers a zoom in of the outlet

Went back into photoshop and brighten up the pic some and didn't rotate it 90* as it weridly affect the size. Guess if your neck is score you can turn your 'puter on it's side;)

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comet66
That's quite a set up you have there. How often do you have to feed that stove? I've been thinking about getting a corn burner boiler to supliment my oil boiler. I heated with wood in the 80's, seven full cord a season and around the first of march I was darned tired of messing with it. So I'll try corn this time. Besides I'd have to buy the wood this time.

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Thanks for the picture Marty. So the pipes go under the coals and go straight to the tank? Is there a coil in the tank?? Does it suppy your hot water for the house? Take care, John

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Diring the summer it's kinda a pain, if I keep all the ashes off the pipes I can keep in hot water need with about half of stove load of wood in the morning when it's cool. Had hotwater tank insulation on all but the stove side but the duct tape dried out last week and it started hangging down. The pipes are about 2 inches off the bottom of the stove. Never been in the tank :) but I don't think there's any coils in it as it's just a large presure tank. Think the relief valve cut loose at 195 degrees Ken. It went off a week or so ago after I made the mistake of cleanning out too many ashes for winter time continous burning. Simple learning curve I kinda forgot about. If it's cold out, like 40 below or better/worse, 3 feedings a day. These temps around zero like we been having 2 loose feedings is plenty. i use about 10 cords a year.

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