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55 gallon barrel stove,, Some Options

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    55 gallon barrel stove,, Some Options

    I have been think about building an extra wood stove made from a 55 gallon barrel.
    The list of different ways of doing it are almost endless and I though I would share
    some of the stuff you might need that is readily available........

    For the drums you can pick up the standard steel drums for cheap or stainless steel drums
    are available. There a few bucks but not that bad,,,,,,
    I found this for $162 with shipping


    As for building the stove there are some reasonably priced kits that take most of the problems
    and work out of the project. The kit for a single drum stove cost about $55


    If you want to build a duel drum the kit to ad one a second drum runs about $30



    So if your thinking of building a barrel stove here is some food for thought.

    Tip: drums don't really burn out they rust out so....
    When you run your stove pipe through the wall Tilt it slightly to the out side so any water
    that might come down the pipe won't make it to the drum
    A small hole drilled in the outside elbow will help also.
    I have been using a drum stove my dad built over 20 years ago it's just starting to
    get thin in places

    I hope this helps someone
    Last edited by budgetprepp-n; 11-15-2015 at 05:42 PM.
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    The kits are good, i would go with the ss barrels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SOCOM42 View Post
    The kits are good, i would go with the ss barrels.
    Even if you really don't need it I got to admit the stainless steal drums would look impressive
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    Man that stainless drum is SWEET! Nice find for 162 smackeroos.
    “If the natural tendencies of mankind are so bad that it is not safe to permit people to be free, how is it that the tendencies of these organizers are always good? Do not the legislators and their appointed agents also belong to the human race? Or do they believe that they themselves are made of a finer clay than the rest of mankind?”
    ― Frédéric Bastiat, The Law

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    Here's mine. Been heating the house since the early 70's. I can heat the house to 70 plus degrees even in -20 in a blizzard with no electricity. Yes the Stainless barrel is the ONLY way to go. Make sure to put a grate in the bottom so the fire will be above the floor or bottom of the barrel.
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    I think the stainless steel looks really good. I started to get the same kit, but found enough scrap at work to build my own, it's also all SS.
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