|Forum topic by pjones46||posted 04-11-2011 08:05 AM||13701 views||2 times favorited||6 replies|
04-11-2011 08:05 AM
How do you heat your shop? Has anyone ever built one of the sawdust stoves? Watch the video.
I don’t know about you but I create at times 55 gal bags of sawdust and in the past thrown it out on a compost pile. But now with the energy prices have been considering making one of the sawdust stoves.
Right now in my shop I have a wood stove which takes care of all the cutoff’s for kindling and I use cord wood, but I use the sawdust to help start the stove. I also use a small shop vac to clean up dust and throw the full paper bag liner in the stove after the fire burns down to coals to save on cord wood.
There was a study done by the FOREST SERVICE, U.S. DEPT. OF AGRICULTURE in 1974 which describes the stove and how to make one. They were also used during the depression, not that I am that old, in the CC camps.
My question is, has anyone ever built a sawdust stove, or have better suggested heat source alternative for a limited budget?
-- Respectfully, Paul