Portable Steel Stove


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Portable stove burns wood, charcoal, or just about any combustable material.

Stove stands 26" tall with legs attached.
Stove pipe comes in 4 sections and assembled is 64" tall. Stove pipe is 2 1/2" diameter.
Total height of assembled stove is 90" from the ground.
Stove can be used in an outfitters tent with a stove pipe vent.
Removable side cooking tubes can be used for baking potatoes, foil meals, etc.
Grate folds to provide flat heating surface on top of stove and can be folded out for drying gloves, socks, and small items.
Top grate is hinged and doubles as a carrying handle when stove is not in use.
The stove has front and rear air flow regulators and an easy access bottom ash clean-out.
Stove pipes, side tubes, legs, and tools all fit inside stove for easy transport.
Stove body measures 18" long, 10 1/4" wide, 11" high, weighs approximately 30 lbs., and is constructed from 14 gauge steel.
In areas where open fires are not permitted this portable stove could be a handy item to have.
A great gift idea for your favorite camper, fisherman (great for ice-fishing), hunter, or lover of wood-burning stoves.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Still the Best Little Steel Stove I Ever Met

Several years down the road and I have yet to find a better little stove. From the continued sales and great feedback it is apparent that there are many others who have warmed up with the little steel stove.

My next project - install the stove in a 25' Yukon Delta houseboat.

Friday, September 12, 2008


I heated my 25' motor home last winter and am absolutely sold on this stove - liked mine so much I started selling them. I was not even chilly on the coldest windiest days and my motor home is drafty - lots of places heat can escape but I kind of like it that way. Just an extra precaution against monoxide dangers in small sealed spaces (recommend buying a detector).

The stove was not made to be installed in campers. I decided to try it in my motor home for the heck of it and with many precautions taken, was more than satisfied with the result. Still, I cannot recommend using it in your camp trailer - if something went wrong and you were hurt I would be horrified. I am only telling my story of how I did it. Again, I am not recommending you try this. I did it with several precautions. But, cannot recommend you do it.

Notice the flue goes straight up through a removed ceiling vent and attached securely to metal crosspiece in the vent frame which is all metal. I did not want the pipe to come any closer to the combustible surfaces than necessary and, as you can see in the pictures below, I used fiberglass packing around the pipe through the modified vent area. I also took an old steel table with a 1 inch lip around it, cut a 2 1/2' hole in it, laid it on the roof and ran the pipe through it to keep the weather from coming in... surprisingly only a few times did any rain sneak in.

Notice the stove position is fairly close to the couch on one corner. After testing the stove and stoking it up to a moderately hot temperature, I decided that a heat shield should be put in place to keep the couch, or blankets on the couch when I had company, from becoming too hot. I found an old metal folding chair worked perfectly to deflect the heat more than adequately. My company was more than comfortable with the heat shield in place.

Note: In place of using an old steel table top (which not everyone has at their disposal) I believe a scrapped refrigerator's doors would do the job for the floor pan and roof pan.

Notice on the floor I took another old metal table with a 1 inch lip and laid it upside down and placed the stove on it. This worked well and kept any hot embers from finding their way into the carpet. Notice a nearby fire extinguisher and a 5 gallon jug of water next to stove and several 1 gallon jugs nearby just in case something went wrong. I also kept heavy leather gloves nearby and a large steel bucket for hot coals or embers to be disposed of.

NOTICE: This is not a recommendation or an instruction on how you can install a stove in your camper. I am only describing what I did and why.I suppose if you were going to go through wall you could fabricate your own double wall pipe with a length of larger diameter pipe, fiberglass, and a friend with a welder. I liked the straight up approach better. Made cleaning the flue much easier for me. Just had to climb on roof and ram a long straight branch in and out a few times - I was burning a lot of unseasoned wood and unclean stuff so my pipes needed to be rammed about once a month.

Final Note: The first couple of weeks I spent a lot of time looking for potential problems and tweaking my installation and stove operating methods. This stove is a real performer! Fires up easy and warms up very fast! With a little bit of experimenting a 7 to 8 hour burn is possible. It is not an air-tight stove but drafts great with little or no smokiness unless the flue is clogging up.

Stay warm and please be safe about it!