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Postby Astro » Wed May 16, 2018 3:32 pm

Well my shed is cold as hell and that needs to change, its my refuge from the wife and kids.

Be damned if im paying $500 for a 2nd hand wood heater but can get some car lpg tanks for next to nix and pics on the interweb of them converted looks great.
so has anyone every made a wood heater out of one and have any pics?
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Re: LPG fire pit

Postby bluc » Wed May 16, 2018 3:53 pm

Be extremely careful cutting with grinders or welding old lpg or petrol tanks or kaboom :law-policered: :scared-eek:
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Re: LPG fire pit

Postby Astro » Wed May 16, 2018 3:56 pm

bluc wrote:Be extremely careful cutting with grinders or welding old lpg or petrol tanks or kaboom :law-policered: :scared-eek:


Havnt picked them up yet, hoping they are already opened up somewhere and ill just fill with water
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Re: LPG fire pit

Postby RC Al » Thu May 17, 2018 5:37 pm

Mate, go a stainless drum from a dryer or washing machine, ppl sell em on gumtree for exactly this purpose.

Full of holes and open at the top already

Braver man than me if you want to use it while stillin %-( :law-policered:
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Re: LPG fire pit

Postby Astro » Thu May 17, 2018 7:01 pm

RC Al wrote:Mate, go a stainless drum from a dryer or washing machine, ppl sell em on gumtree for exactly this purpose.

Full of holes and open at the top already

Braver man than me if you want to use it while stillin %-( :law-policered:


Haha its not where i still mate just the work shed, want one with a flu so i can bunker down and drink/yahoo away from the mrs and kids. Vic a bloody cold place, especially in a non insulated tin shed built 30 year ago
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Re: LPG fire pit

Postby scythe » Fri May 18, 2018 5:57 pm

+1 for the washer drum, its what i use.
Just make sure the base has plenty of breathing room.
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Re: LPG fire pit

Postby woodduck » Fri May 18, 2018 6:19 pm

Or get one of these
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Re: LPG fire pit

Postby Plumby » Fri May 18, 2018 6:25 pm

woodduck wrote:Or get one of these

Did you make that Woody, what's it burning to be smoke free? Your distillers assistant looks very comfy beside it also
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Re: LPG fire pit

Postby woodduck » Fri May 18, 2018 6:28 pm

Yep she's a pretty hard worker that one :laughing-rolling:
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Re: LPG fire pit

Postby db1979 » Fri May 18, 2018 8:20 pm

woodduck wrote:Or get one of these


The mother duck's on a bit of a lean mate :teasing-tease:
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Re: LPG fire pit

Postby Astro » Fri May 18, 2018 8:38 pm

woodduck wrote:Or get one of these


That run on sump oil and diesel? hows the fumes
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Re: LPG fire pit

Postby woodduck » Fri May 18, 2018 9:27 pm

db1979 wrote:
woodduck wrote:Or get one of these


The mother duck's on a bit of a lean mate :teasing-tease:


She's just having a bit of a rest while she waits for me to put the new element in.

I run it on diesel but can run on sump oil. It smokes a bit when you first start it up but runs pretty clean after that. I leave a door open when I run it so it doesn't get too fumey. I wouldn't run ot in my house or a small closed environment but for a shed it's bloody great :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: LPG fire pit

Postby warramungas » Fri May 18, 2018 9:29 pm

We call them demon heaters. Hot as hell.
Burn on just about anything from avgas to sump oil. Might want to make sure your sheds well ventilated with a bit of roof clearance as well. They can stink a bit though.
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Re: LPG fire pit

Postby bluc » Fri May 18, 2018 9:43 pm

Were im from we used to burn a wood called gidgee. We hit a 44gallon drum with an axe kinda even round circumference. Then bend one side in so incoming air was swirled bottom half of drum used to burn red hot lovely on a cold night. Used to semi melt the drum and it would sag outta shape. Man it used to burn hot no problem melting a beer bottle into a blob..
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Re: LPG fire pit

Postby Doubleuj » Fri May 18, 2018 9:47 pm

bluc wrote:Were im from we used to burn a wood called gidgee. We hit a 44gallon drum with an axe kinda even round circumference. Then bend one side in so incoming air was swirled bottom half of drum used to burn red hot lovely on a cold night. Used to semi melt the drum and it would sag outta shape. Man it used to burn hot no problem melting a beer bottle into a blob..


Gidgee is the bomb :music-deathmetal:
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Re: LPG fire pit

Postby shortcut » Sat May 19, 2018 10:36 am

I made a couple of those gas bottle wood burners you were asking about. I kinda loosely copied ones you can buy called “Ozpig”. Also you can make them from small hot water tanks. I took out the flyscreen in one of the shed windows and cut a sheet of gal with 150mm hole in it. I’ve got a chimney with a dogleg in it that pokes out the window through the hole.
Tried to put up photos but they are too big I’ll try and sort it out. I am shit at computers.
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Re: LPG fire pit

Postby Astro » Sat May 19, 2018 11:14 am

shortcut wrote:I made a couple of those gas bottle wood burners you were asking about. I kinda loosely copied ones you can buy called “Ozpig”. Also you can make them from small hot water tanks. I took out the flyscreen in one of the shed windows and cut a sheet of gal with 150mm hole in it. I’ve got a chimney with a dogleg in it that pokes out the window through the hole.
Tried to put up photos but they are too big I’ll try and sort it out. I am shit at computers.

Perfect mate, love to see the pics. Got plenty of wood around here so its my first fuel choice
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Re: LPG fire pit

Postby shortcut » Sat May 19, 2018 5:30 pm

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Here’s that pic of the gas bottle fire box.
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Re: LPG fire pit

Postby RC Al » Sat May 19, 2018 7:25 pm

Shortcut, are yta closet prepper?
Love the poor man's Interceptor :))

A little tip for anyone running an fire indoors - give it air from outside the area your heating. The fire needs oxygen to burn and normally it gets it from the surrounding air, which draws in colder air, usually from under doors and anywhere else it can (plenty of leaks in a tin shed), forming a hot bubble. Most people will have experienced this effect with a camp fire, you step out of the warmth into the cold.

So with a good amount of air to feed the fire, the warmth can spread more evenly into the room

With some creativity, what your making could double as a small blacksmithing forge
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Re: LPG fire pit

Postby shortcut » Sun May 20, 2018 1:19 pm

Thanks for the tip about air intake for the fire pit RC AI. Never really thought about it but it makes sense. :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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