Homemade box stove

Wednesday, March 22 2017, 10:21 AM
Big question, what thickness metal to weld up a small box stove that will also be able to hold a frying pan on top as a camping cook stove? Will be using the barrel stove kit door and possibly fire brick on the bottom of the stove. My welders can do 3/16" steel, 1/4" will be a big stretch.
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    Wednesday, March 22 2017, 10:31 AM - #permalink
    Go with the 3/16th. Add some braces inside to help keep everything in line.

    Or it's time for a bigger welder and use the 1/4. (I would use 3/8th)
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    Wednesday, March 22 2017, 08:58 PM - #permalink
    Yeah,

    I'll say the 3/16" would do well too.

    I mean, it's not for indoors, there'll be less weight and cost, and it makes it easier for a lower output welding unit.

    Will it stand on legs?
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    Thursday, March 23 2017, 09:39 AM - #permalink
    Yes, wilk stand on legs. Will not be living in the cabin shed permanently, will build a permanent structure as soon as finances permit. And will have non-combustible wall coverings in the area of the wood stove and beneath it, pkus double walled pipe alk the way out the wall and up to a safe chimney height.
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