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milk tank stove
« on: August 28, 2019, 04:06:22 AM »

This was a first for me. It's an old homemade stove made from a milk tank. It's been running for years, but moved to a new house.
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Re: milk tank stove
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2019, 04:40:12 PM »

Almost looks like it's set up like a garn. I always find home built stuff interesting.
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Re: milk tank stove
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2019, 06:09:59 PM »

Doesn't it rain in your neighborhood? I see a dead Grundfos in the near future lol
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Re: milk tank stove
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2019, 03:57:54 AM »

I should have explained, he's going to build a cover to go over the pump. I saw a Carolina stove that had a taco pump out in the weather for years, I was surprised it held up.

It's like a Garn with no fan, I think it'll take several firebox loads of wood to get it up to temp. I crawled around inside the tank, it's huge. Too big really.
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Re: milk tank stove
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2019, 05:14:03 PM »

Will he insulate it then and build a shack around it? How big is the firebox and what sort of heat exchangers are in there? Pretty cool idea
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Re: milk tank stove
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2019, 09:05:16 PM »

Looks like a stove shoved into the tank! I still like it
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Re: milk tank stove
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2019, 03:13:30 AM »

It's just a square firebox with a square exhaust tube running straight out the back kind of like a CB Classic. No fancy heat exchanger. Then the vertical chimney drops into a flange. Natural draft, no solenoid or fan. All stainless. Fairly crude, but simple once you learn how much wood gets a certain temp rise in that big tank.
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Re: milk tank stove
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2019, 03:14:50 AM »

The tank is insulated already, so he was going to build an insulated cover over the pump.
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Re: milk tank stove
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2019, 05:08:19 AM »

Like night and day running this G400 yesterday. Fastest I've ever seen a G4 heat up. Maybe 90 minutes from dead cold? The last had a 300k pool heater pulling on it, hovering at about 80% draft.
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