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Anyone Know About Potbelly Stoves ?

Discussion in 'Tools & Supplies' started by Nyboy, Dec 4, 2018.

  1. Dec 4, 2018
    Nyboy

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    Nyboy

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    Can this stove really burn wood or is it decorative ? Would be used outdoor on patio. Think it would look much better then propane heaters sold at big box stores. How far would heat generate from stove 1 foot 3 feet 9 feet or more. Just want to make sure safe to build fire dont want to creak and explode
     
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    I have no idea if that is usable or just decorative or what fuel it uses. Can you get a link to the manufacturer or maybe make and model number so you can investigate?

    I grew up with a wood and coal burning stove for heat a lot of decades ago. I'm sure there are some people on here currently using one as a heat source. They are more up-to-date than I am. Maybe someone will recognize that one.

    You have to set it up right. That means the chimney has to draw. You control how much air goes through by some type of device that you can adjust below the fire, not sure what that model uses. Also, the ashes can build up and block the air flow. You should have something so you can shake the grate and get the ashes to fall into an ash pan underneath. I don't know what kind of surface you have on your patio, you might want to put a large protective pan underneath.

    The smoke will contain ash and dust, you might want to vent it away from a living area. You may be doing extra cleaning. You'll also have to do something with the ash in the ash pan. For some it is a resource, for some it is something they have to dispose of. When you dump the ash pan make sure it doesn't have coals in it that can start a fire or dump it where that is not an issue. If I remember right ours did not have an ash pan. We used a shovel to clean the ashes out of the catch basin underneath.

    if we allowed too much air to pass through the stove would get red hot. It would literally turn dangerously red so we would shut that vent until it cooled off. It does require some monitoring. You are playing with fire, be careful. If it gets that hot I don't know how it would affect the appearance. Ours was cast iron, it would go back to a cast iron color. No way could we paint it. That looks kind of ceramic.

    How far will it generate heat? How open is the area, how much wind will you have. The area right next to them can get pretty hot. I'd keep it away from any flammable walls. They were used because they were better than a fireplace. We used outs indoors, it kept the room it was in pretty warm. The two rooms off that living room were livable, a kitchen and my parents' bedroom. The only other rooms we had, the two kids bedrooms, were pretty darn cold. I don't know how that will work in your area.
     
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    looks very tiny so would not likely generate enough heat for an outdoor space.

    there may be regulations about fireplaces which mean they need a catalytic converter and a spark arrestor, or some such. i don't know you'll have to look that up yourself and it may be local regulation or state...

    if it's cold outside, go inside or wear more clothes.
     
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    We had one in fact we still have it stored away in the basement. We bought it wayyyyy back in the sixties, bought it from Sears for $69 it was plain black and not decorative. We hooked it up to a chimney where there was at one time a wood burning kitchen stove. We burned coal in it and believe it or not it heated our small house enough that our oil furnace hardly ever kicked in.
    Using one outside open to the elements it wouldn't fare very well, it would soon rust, as far as heating you'd have to sit pretty close, you'd be better off with a chimnea https://www.google.com/search?q=chi...wIbfAhU1FTQIHSHPCpgQ_AUIDigB&biw=1095&bih=781

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    Here's mine DSCN4961.JPG
     
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    Yes, yes ~ I know a bit ~ if that stove is the real thing ~made here in the states ~ made some years ago ~ grab it ~ Some ~ this one may have a "hot shot" built in on the side ~ that will add air when restarting the fire ~ it will breath well ~ but can be turned so as not to go full force when needed ```


    When and where was it made ``` If it has a hot shot ~ I'd give them $ 200 ~ no cracks ~ if not offer them ~ if you want it ~ $ 175 they may then say $ 180 or 185 ~ it looks good ~ that is if you plan to fire it and burn stove wood ~ if it's just for show kinda ~ you can buy a look alike ~ made in chinajapantiwanaling somewhere else ~
     
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    The down sides - you would probably have to sit pretty close to get the benefit of the heat. Plus all the maintenance as others pointed out. If it is wood fueled then it will take some pretty small pieces and a lot of them to keep it going (depending on the type of wood you're burning, soft vs hardwood).
    The up -It is a nice looking little stove though, more appealing then a patio heater I think. Once it has had a fire going in it for awhile the cast iron will do a good job of radiating heat, so if you got the fire going ahead of when you planned on sitting out there it could make it a nice place to gather around. I would make sure there was screening on the top of the chimney for a spark arrestor.
    Cast iron is paintable, you have to use the paint made for engines to stand up to the heat.

    One of the charms of a wood fire (IMHO) is watching the flames. I like Annettes chimenea idea, although I suppose you could leave the door open to see the fire.
     
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    Hi thistlebloom ~ excuse me a pot belly with ~ a good one will kick our some heat using less wood ~ that's why they used them in hardware stores ~ once the fire is going ~ large chunks ~ same size as a big stove takes but shorter can be put in there and those babies will cook ~ with a small fan in the room to move the air ~ they'll heat a pretty good size room ~ depending on the stove number ~ this one I think is a # 19 ~ good for a front room or bed room ~ not the whole house ~ good ones have a jiggle grate between the pot and the ash ketch ~ to drop the ash and get it flaring again ~ depending on what he's planing for it ~ those thing are nice ~ with a Surgamon ( coffee pot ) on top ~ and splits of wood to fit the door and belly ~ that's a pretty good size door on the belly ~ take good size wood ```

    Well ~ we'll see ~ Nyboy ~ where would you install it ~ what would you want it to heat ~ it's fast heat ~ and placed in and open area ~ like in a shop ~ you can walk around them ~ they don't put them up against a wall usually ~ and after the stove pipe is up out of the way ~ they run the pipe horizontal a few feet ~ to get more heat ~ long as you have a couple foot up for every horizontal foot ~ counting the up from the stove ~ you get good draw ```

    Well ~ where would you put it ~ potbellys are fun ```
     
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    Don’t let moisture get on it hot unless you like the cracked vintage look..... I’m old and never had a style sense, maybe that’s in.

    If you like the look, offer them $50. There is a reason they are trying to unload (sell) it.
     

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