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by pbft
Fri May 17, 2013 7:44 am
Forum: Welcome to bpLite.com!
Topic: NEW MEMBERS....PLEASE READ !!!
Replies: 217
Views: 90799

Re: NEW MEMBERS....PLEASE READ !!!

You've got a really nice set-up there. It's no wonder you are well known. How many years did it take to get the outdoor preheat tank up and running? How much insulation on it now? Why is the tank above ground? Planned during the heating season, installed during the summer. It has lots of insulation...
by pbft
Thu May 16, 2013 9:11 am
Forum: Welcome to bpLite.com!
Topic: NEW MEMBERS....PLEASE READ !!!
Replies: 217
Views: 90799

Re: NEW MEMBERS....PLEASE READ !!!

I'm really impressed. 85-160 defree preheat water going into the domestic hot water tank. Coming out of the domestic water heater you can get up to 115 degrees which sounds warm enough to take a shower right? or is that a little chilly There's a two-stage mixing valve setup. The first (lower) stage...
by pbft
Thu May 16, 2013 6:33 am
Forum: Stoves, Cooksets and All Things Cooking
Topic: Bushcooker LT 2 technique questions
Replies: 3
Views: 3595

Re: Bushcooker LT 2 technique questions

That makes sense. It works really well at first - I can see it boiling two cups of water. May not work as well for me. My usual pattern: ⋅ Boil water for coffee ⋅ Drink coffee and cook breakfast ⋅ Heat water for washing dishes Seems like that would need three separate f...
by pbft
Thu May 16, 2013 6:27 am
Forum: Welcome to bpLite.com!
Topic: NEW MEMBERS....PLEASE READ !!!
Replies: 217
Views: 90799

Re: NEW MEMBERS....PLEASE READ !!!

Tell us more about this photo: http://www.nofossil.org/photos/wholetank.jpg It's a long story - really. Shortest possible version: It's an 880 gallon heat storage tank. When you heat with wood (and solar, to some degree) the heat generation timing and amount doesn't match your needs. Either the hou...
by pbft
Wed May 15, 2013 4:47 pm
Forum: Stoves, Cooksets and All Things Cooking
Topic: Bushcooker LT 2 technique questions
Replies: 3
Views: 3595

Bushcooker LT 2 technique questions

Picked up a Bushcooker LT 2 at a swap sale, just out of curiosity. Works great, and then it doesn't. Here's my experience: I can get a good fire going with no problem, but after 5 or 10 minutes, it seems to die down even though it still has fuel. Seems to be a layer of coals on the bottom, a layer o...
by pbft
Wed May 15, 2013 3:51 pm
Forum: Welcome to bpLite.com!
Topic: NEW MEMBERS....PLEASE READ !!!
Replies: 217
Views: 90799

Re: NEW MEMBERS....PLEASE READ !!!

Cool forum! Tripped across this while researching wood gasification stoves for backpacking. I've been an ultralight camper (bicycle and backpack) since 1976 when I independently 'invented' hammock camping for bicycle trips. Figured out the sleeping bag with zipper foot trick after a frigid night and...

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