|Forum topic by BillieAchilleos||posted 10-24-2010 06:51 PM||1632 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
10-24-2010 06:51 PM
Hello, I’m setting up my first workshop and am torn between what kind of stove I want to heat it?
The building is at the back of my uncles garden and so has no direct plumbing or heating system. My hands are terribly sensitive to the cold and good heating is imperitive for me to work in the winter months. I wasn’t keen on the idea of using electric heaters because of the cost. And prefer to put my waste to some better use by burning it. My current options are:-
A RELAX off cut and sawdust/shavings burner – it’s ugly, but practical? I’d love to hear from someone who has one of these. http://www.relaxstoves.co.uk/
A wood burning stove – I’m afraid I find them alot prettier than the RELAX burners. I really shouldnt be thinking about asthetics over function, but I’m a prop maker, not just a wood carver and have doubts on how much saw dust I’ll produce to fuel a RELAX burner. But I often work places where I can get plentyful wood offcuts for free. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Birch-Pot-Belly-6kW-Wood-Burning-Workshop-Stove-Stoves-/160437324880?pt=UK_HG_FireplacesMantelpieces_RL&hash=item255acf4c50 < Something like this?
The thing about both stoves is that they need to be a certain distance from the wall and their position will be fix. The room isn’t that big and in the summer I might benifit from extra space if I had a gas heater where I get gas canisters refilled at petrol stations. I’d prefer to be using renewable fuel and using my off cuts and waste from the larger prop shops I work for. I also wouldn’t have to go through the hastle of installing a flue. I’m very torn, please help!