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Woodstove in a van?!?!
If you could make it work I think something like the cubic mini would be great in a van. I'm not sure how well it would work if you frequently had to drive somewhere on a moments notice. But on cold nights in cold weather I can see how nice it would be to have on.

For me and van life I just don't like being cold. In rainy cold weather when I am in the van I don't want to be uncomfortable. Maybe when I was 20 but not anymore.

I went back and forth over what type of heater to use and ended up going with the Dickinson propane fireplace. If I need to leave I can just turn it off and drive away. Nothing to clean up and instead of searching for wood I just have to find a place to fill my propane tank. The number one reason I chose the Dickinson was because it is a completely sealed system. I didn't want to have to worry about the moisture problems of running a My Buddy in the van. Or the CO problems as well.

But the cool factor of having a real fire going like the Cubic Mini would be hard to beat. I like them. I just wasn't sure how it would work out for me.
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(10-20-2017, 06:34 AM)highdesertranger Wrote: military tents also have the stove jacks but it takes several people to set them up.  here's mine,
you can see the wood stove in the second pic.  one of these years I need to bring it to RTR.  highdesertranger

Love your big military tent!  Yeah, wall tents are great for 2 or more.  I don't think I could put mine up by myself.  I have seen a tall canvas tent with aluminum poles that a guy told me he put it up by himself and he installed a stove jack in it.  I was like where do you buy stove jacks?  Evidently there's a couple guys selling them on ebay.  Well, you follow the directions (for safety too) and install it.

If I could find a canvas tent that one person can erect (like the vintage type that have the aluminum exterior poles) that fits the criteria, I thought I might put a stove jack in and haul the tent stove with it and see if I'd like that for some camping for an experiment.   But I'd have to find the right tent to do that.

Tent camping IS fun if you're warm and toasty inside and you're not set up in some windy desert somewhere, HDR.  LOL
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Timberline/Western Range Camps are made with a wood stove.  They are larger, but it seems to work. 

I use a Nuway Propane stove in my 6X12 cargo trailer.
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I am having a small wood stove built for my 21 ft fifth wheel.  Going of the picture of the cubic mini.  My question is with the stoves being so small, you can't really use a six inch stove pipe.  Does anyone know if you can use the three or four inch pellet stove pipes.
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doesn't the Cubic Mini use 3 or 4 inch. highdesertranger
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(11-13-2017, 08:22 PM)highdesertranger Wrote: doesn't the Cubic Mini use 3 or 4 inch.  highdesertranger

It does but the company no longer sells them.
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even their big stove the "Grizzly" only uses a 3 inch flue. and they sell the flue too,

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5frliving (11-13-2017)
You need a lot of fuel.
For the shop, i just use deadfall- you'd be amazed at the amount it goes through in a weekend.
The farmhouse goes through 30 ton gravity box of corn a winter just as supplemental heat.
If you're always in the middle of a forest- i don't think you could beat it-
That special 'warm' heat, dries out the dwelling, and free.

While there's always the 'upsell', average wood stove is a very simple device.
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So I picked up my little wood stove today.  I have waited so long to get this, now I'm freaking out a little bit. Any extreme safety advice before I start the installation?

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You have a fire extinguisher right?

If it is painted I would fire it up outside the first time.

Have fun!

"We're all bozos on the bus, so might as well sit back and enjoy the ride."

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