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and you thought instant hot water is high tech?

I remember units like this that were gas fired



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Re: and you thought instant hot water is high tech?

My grandparents in New Brunswick had a wood stove in the kitchen, that they later converted to coal oil. The hot water tank was in a closet beside the stove and pipes ran from it through the firebox in the stove. Right up until the mid-70's this was their heating and cooking. Made for a hot kitchen in the summer but toasty warm in winter. Homemade bread and rolls always seemed better when cooked in the wood stove.
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Re: and you thought instant hot water is high tech?

Brings to mind another less than idiot-proof device: the M1950 Yukon stove.

This was one great multifuel space heater, and would burn both solid and liquid fuel. Regretably, the liquid fuel burner was designed for MOGAS (regular gasoline, for you non-military types) which was of course it's most efficient and popular fuel particularly back in the days before every piece of equipment was standardized to use diesel. In the space heater world, a Yukon was hands down better than its diesel equivalent, the pot-belly stove.

Alas, the safety folks finally got their wish and had the Yukon purged from the field -- I never forgave them for that
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Re: and you thought instant hot water is high tech?

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Brings to mind another less than idiot-proof device: the M1950 Yukon stove.

This was one great multifuel space heater, and would burn both solid and liquid fuel. Regretably, the liquid fuel burner was designed for MOGAS (regular gasoline, for you non-military types) which was of course it's most efficient and popular fuel particularly back in the days before every piece of equipment was standardized to use diesel. In the space heater world, a Yukon was hands down better than its diesel equivalent, the pot-belly stove.

Alas, the safety folks finally got their wish and had the Yukon purged from the field -- I never forgave them for that
You can still buy the Yukon stoves at many sporting good stores. Just remember to put the stove pipe ABOVE the tent ridge, and sand below the fire.

Keeps bush tents warm and toasty at -40... BTDT.
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