I recently had to put some thought as to how i was going to heat my garage this winter so i could work on the many homestead projects I’ve got going on. In the past i used a kerosene salamander heater but i sold it this last summer because it wasn’t an ideal heat, to loud and expensive.
I read a lot about rocket mass heaters and thought about building one of these as an option but my garage isn’t insulated and building something for efficiency didn’t seem to make much sense. I did want to use wood though since i have quite a bit laying around.
So i decided to look at traditional wood stoves but they are expensive even the used ones i was finding on craigslist. So I decided to get a Barrel Stove Kit from Rural King and grab an old free steel barrel and build a wood stove.
Finally got it all put together and installed and it’s working great. Still need to paint it up. Soon to be enjoying the heat and finishing some projects!
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