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Old 06-07-2012
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Re: Wood, Diesel or propane bulkhead heating stove?

If you go to a stove store see how inlet air is handled and door seals.Add the fire brick to inside ,bottom and 3 sides and the outside dimensions approach 12" square. Smaller is cute and less effective. Keep the door sill higher than the coals to prevent burns on the cabin sole .I like preheating air in vertical square tubes (many drilled holes 3/16?) on each side of the door opening. Incoming air keeps the glass soot free.Air control is easy with guillotine siding over large access ports or threaded cap (second choice) Stove black and polished brass trim, tile on hardie board backing(air gap) say ambiance .
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