Tassie Wood Heaters

Submitted: Friday, Jun 12, 2009 at 10:26
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On my last trip to Tasmania I saw many places that had a fantastic wood heater made from a heavy duty galvanised 44 gallon drum which was fitted with a cast iron door, vent, mounting stand and flue kit especially made for these drums to lay horizontal and be use for a combustion heater.

I wrote down the name of the manufacturer of the cast iron equipment, but now after 4 months cannot find the details.
If anyone knows who manufactures these kits it would be greatly appreciated as winter is here and I would like to install one in the work shed.

Also if anyone has a heavy duty galvanised 44 gallon drum I would be interested in buying it from you.

In advance thanks for the information if you can help.

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John
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Reply By: Member - KC (TAS) - Friday, Jun 12, 2009 at 10:52

Friday, Jun 12, 2009 at 10:52
Hi John M. we used to use the steel inner out of old hot water cylinders to make heaters for the shed etc. Little bit of cut and shut and that's it. Now if you can remember where you were at the time of writing it down , what town, pub, etc,I might be able to track it down for you. Or where you seen one would do.
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Follow Up By: Member - John M (NSW) - Friday, Jun 12, 2009 at 11:12

Friday, Jun 12, 2009 at 11:12
Hi KC

Definately one place was a second hand shop (ex-panel / spray shop) in Deloraine and the right hand side of the road out, on the way to Devonport.
That is where I got the manufacturers details from.
My mate has one in Smithton but there are no names on the castings.
Thanks for your help.
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Follow Up By: Member - Nev (TAS) - Friday, Jun 12, 2009 at 11:32

Friday, Jun 12, 2009 at 11:32
Hi KC,
try SAXON heaters on 0362316666
No affiliation yadda yadda etc etc.
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Reply By: TerraFirma - Friday, Jun 12, 2009 at 11:28

Friday, Jun 12, 2009 at 11:28
Some nice custom heaters made by someone, scroll down

http://www.fordforums.com.au/showthread.php?p=2643922
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Reply By: Member - KC (TAS) - Friday, Jun 12, 2009 at 11:31

Friday, Jun 12, 2009 at 11:31
John M, I think I've got it, I'll put in a MM to you if I can work it out. never done one..here goes.
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Reply By: Member No 1- Friday, Jun 12, 2009 at 14:03

Friday, Jun 12, 2009 at 14:03
would this work for you
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Friday, Jun 12, 2009 at 14:17

Friday, Jun 12, 2009 at 14:17
look for the print me bits...the plans are quite clear
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Friday, Jun 12, 2009 at 14:17

Friday, Jun 12, 2009 at 14:17
on page 3
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Reply By: tim_c - Friday, Jun 12, 2009 at 18:11

Friday, Jun 12, 2009 at 18:11
John, if you haven't found a 44gal drum yet, try this guy who sells them for $25 each (he's based in Weston Creek, ACT). I never bought anything from him but he says he got them, or at least a 205L equivalent!
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Reply By: lancie49 - Friday, Jun 12, 2009 at 21:07

Friday, Jun 12, 2009 at 21:07
Just reading through that 'Mother Earth' site, and the illustration for the wood burner construction says to keep clear of galvanised tanks, as they give of toxic fumes when heated.

Could be worth checking out.
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Reply By: Member - John M (NSW) - Sunday, Jun 14, 2009 at 08:20

Sunday, Jun 14, 2009 at 08:20
Thanks Everyone
After looking for 2 weeks for the piece of paper I have lost, I found all the details here in a few hours.
Great site, Thank you.
Regards John
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