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Re: Homemade "Tank-in-Tank" OWB-Ozarks Hillbilly Edition
« Reply #30 on: December 01, 2013, 10:32:37 AM »

Very cool. When do you plan on starting to burn?
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Re: Homemade "Tank-in-Tank" OWB-Ozarks Hillbilly Edition
« Reply #31 on: December 02, 2013, 05:36:40 AM »

No "show me" for that Missouri fellow.  Looks great.

I can't believe what is thrown away on construction sites these days.

Thanks Mr. Nutt.  I wouldn't have even known where to start on this furnace project without the help of the good folks on this website.   :thumbup:

Yeh, I built my own house and outbuildings, and lots of the materials were extras/demoed from construction projects.  Never could have afforded to do what I did without that stuff.
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Re: Homemade "Tank-in-Tank" OWB-Ozarks Hillbilly Edition
« Reply #32 on: December 02, 2013, 05:38:54 AM »

Very cool. When do you plan on starting to burn?

Thanks...Hoping to be in operation by Christmas.  The old outside wood air furnace will do the job until then.
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Re: Homemade "Tank-in-Tank" OWB-Ozarks Hillbilly Edition
« Reply #33 on: December 06, 2013, 07:33:38 AM »

Your project looks nice.

My father-in-law may be building one like this.
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Re: Homemade "Tank-in-Tank" OWB-Ozarks Hillbilly Edition
« Reply #34 on: December 06, 2013, 02:05:24 PM »

Your project looks nice.

My father-in-law may be building one like this.

Hey thanks there fryedaddy.  Good welder, strong back and weak mind is all the qualifications ya need.   ;)
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Re: Homemade "Tank-in-Tank" OWB-Ozarks Hillbilly Edition
« Reply #35 on: December 31, 2013, 03:17:22 PM »

WoodMojoe,

     Thanks for all the info. I'm thinking of doing the same thing.
I have planed everything out, but can not find a premanufactured door anywhere. Where did you get yours?

Thanks
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Re: Homemade "Tank-in-Tank" OWB-Ozarks Hillbilly Edition
« Reply #36 on: December 31, 2013, 05:08:06 PM »

WoodMojoe,

     Thanks for all the info. I'm thinking of doing the same thing.
I have planed everything out, but can not find a premanufactured door anywhere. Where did you get yours?

Thanks

I got mine from Earth Manufacturing in Mountain Grove, MO.  They are about 70 miles from me so I just went and picked it up.  I got their 20" x 20" model, complete with frame, fan and fan cover it was right at $400.  I bet they would ship you one if you need that.

Here is their phone number:

417-746-0043

http://earthwoodfurnace.com/
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Re: Homemade "Tank-in-Tank" OWB-Ozarks Hillbilly Edition
« Reply #37 on: January 15, 2014, 07:09:16 AM »

Here is a progress pic, getting closer:



thanks to astro_ss_340 for helping figure out how to post pics.   :thumbup:
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Re: Homemade "Tank-in-Tank" OWB-Ozarks Hillbilly Edition
« Reply #38 on: January 15, 2014, 11:29:57 AM »

Looks great.
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Re: Homemade "Tank-in-Tank" OWB-Ozarks Hillbilly Edition
« Reply #39 on: January 15, 2014, 04:57:33 PM »

Looking real good.  It's so very similar to mine.   Even down to the five wrap inside of the 6"pvc.   It looks like you also had to take off the black exterior pipe at the fittings.

It looks like were on close to the same timeline also.  I have everything done except siding and insulation, which I'm waiting for initial fire up to be sure of no leaks.   This Saturday is to be the big day.   Hopefully yours will be soon also and we can compare notes.
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Re: Homemade "Tank-in-Tank" OWB-Ozarks Hillbilly Edition
« Reply #40 on: January 29, 2014, 01:47:49 AM »

Woodmojoe I am close to you and was curious if you might know where a guy could get some tanks like you used. I live down the highway by diamond Missouri.
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« Reply #41 on: January 29, 2014, 07:04:47 AM »

Woodmojoe I am close to you and was curious if you might know where a guy could get some tanks like you used. I live down the highway by diamond Missouri.

You might try looking on Craigslist, or propane dealers selling off tanks that they can't rent anymore.  I lucked out, a buddy of mine had the 2 I used.
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Re: Homemade "Tank-in-Tank" OWB-Ozarks Hillbilly Edition
« Reply #42 on: February 16, 2014, 07:21:39 AM »

Here is some "finished" pics.  The door on the back came from an old steel kitchen unit, perfect size.

Since our well water has so much lime in it I am going to fill the system with distilled water, that should happen this week.
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Re: Homemade "Tank-in-Tank" OWB-Ozarks Hillbilly Edition
« Reply #43 on: February 16, 2014, 07:45:27 AM »

Here is some "finished" pics.  The door on the back came from an old steel kitchen unit, perfect size.

Since our well water has so much lime in it I am going to fill the system with distilled water, that should happen this week.

You can buy one time use filters from Central boiler to fill it from your well. Not sure how well they work, but it's CB right? Must work.

I've seen a few manufacturers recommend soft water. Woodmaster dealer in town told me when I built mine to never use soft water as it will contain trace amounts of salt.

Another manufacturer recommends rain water.
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Re: Homemade "Tank-in-Tank" OWB-Ozarks Hillbilly Edition
« Reply #44 on: February 16, 2014, 08:19:46 AM »

I had never seen those CB softener cartridges before, interesting, thanks for posting that.

Looks like they are about $150, that is just about exactly what my 180 gallons of distilled water is going to cost.  I have a 40 gallon plastic barrel, going to pour the 5 gal containers of dist water into it and use a little electric transfer pump to get it into my boiler.
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