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Building an outdoor boiler enclosure?
« on: January 10, 2014, 08:33:13 pm »
I have a shaver outdoor boiler, and am thinking of enclosing it with an insulated shed.  I'd like to be able to fill the darn thing, and not freeze to death or get waterlogged in a downpour rain.  Has anyone out there have some pictures to share of their designs?  I would like to store about a cord of wood and leave some room around the stove to work, etc.  I've started by putting in a 16x32 pole frame, and I think I'll make it 10foot, sloping to 8 foot, for the roof pitch.  Watcha think?
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Re: Building an outdoor boiler enclosure?
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2014, 08:52:34 pm »
Member Chet comes to mind, as he has a neat setup for his OWB

Check out his gallery

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Re: Building an outdoor boiler enclosure?
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2014, 09:12:34 pm »
I plan on doing something too. Someday.  ::)  But not insulate it though. I do have 2 trailers,but have kinda changed my mind on that for now. I split my wood,as needed,into my loader and just dump it in front of my OWB. I would need a tall building to keep doing that. My Heatmor smokes when I open the door too. I would need to make a vent above the door to get the smoke out of the building. I will just have the front of the OWB enclosed,as pictured. The reason I want the building is I am sick and tired of covering my wood up with a tarp in front of the OWB and then having to remove the snow from it.
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Re: Building an outdoor boiler enclosure?
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2014, 09:23:43 pm »
Chet's got a good plan there. I like tractor too. 
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Re: Building an outdoor boiler enclosure?
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2014, 10:18:46 pm »
I thought dem pics looked familiar.   :D  What you don't see, is the double doors on one end. I can back in with a load all the way to the far end of the shed. Reswire, I really don't see where you would need to insulate your shed. Thecfarm, smoke has not been an issue, as it rises into the joists and vents out the open soffets.
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Re: Building an outdoor boiler enclosure?
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2014, 10:37:14 pm »
It wouldn't be winter if I didn't have to stand out in a blizzard knocking snow off wood to put in my OWB while it tries to choke me with smoke. Makes me appreciate going inside.
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Re: Building an outdoor boiler enclosure?
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2014, 09:03:59 am »
Here are some images from my build. I cut all the boards myself. Hardest part was building the back knee wall. 19x20 can hold a tri-axle and a half of split wood.  Well, I would post them if I could figure out how.  Maybe this is it? I'm not sure the proper way.

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Inside view,

 

 

Front view,

 

 

Finished side veiw.

 

 



 
 
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Re: Building an outdoor boiler enclosure?
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2014, 09:28:23 am »
Welcome to the Forum!
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Re: Building an outdoor boiler enclosure?
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2014, 09:32:10 am »
campfire courage.welcome to the forum. Nice slide show there. What kind of OWB is that?
Give this a try. The hard part is done.
I like to go to whatever post or start a new topic first to include a picture.Go to your gallery,it will open in a new window.Click onto your album,then click onto whatever picture you want,it will get bigger,than scroll down a little to find,Insert Image In Post,click onto that,click Yes and that is it. Some have to copy/paste the link to work.I like to hit the enter key at least once or twice to move the picture down away from what I am typing. The enter key really helps to leave some white space if posting more than one picture. Somewheres I think it says to add 10,000 to your user number or something like that to make a clickable icon to your gallery under your user name. Use the preview button to see how it looks and modify it if needed.
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Re: Building an outdoor boiler enclosure?
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2014, 10:40:52 am »


  Thanks for the help :} I'll figure it out sooner or later. I had to copy and past the link to get the images in ther. 

I have a Liberty stove, 48inch firebox. Eats wood, if it weren't raining I'd be cutting wood and muzzy huntin today. My wood shed is just about filled, but I like to keep it full. So many projects going but the cold, snow, and now rain makes it tough.     
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Re: Building an outdoor boiler enclosure?
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2014, 10:46:08 am »

Thanks for the welcome. I have a smoke house build I'd like to post but I'm not really sure where I would post that information. Any ideas?   
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Re: Building an outdoor boiler enclosure?
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2014, 11:04:17 am »
Alternative solutions, food or woodworking boards would be good, or right here should be ok too. It does have to do with firewood for smoking. I've long wanted to build a smoke house, so I will look forward to seeing your project.
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Re: Building an outdoor boiler enclosure?
« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2014, 11:08:52 am »
Just start a new thread with smoke house in the title.
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Re: Building an outdoor boiler enclosure?
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2014, 03:12:27 pm »
Campfire, stop on one of your slide show slides, it will pop up your photos and you can pop one in here, like this.



 
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Re: Building an outdoor boiler enclosure?
« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2014, 04:18:12 pm »
That's a nice set-up campfire!

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Re: Building an outdoor boiler enclosure?
« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2014, 05:02:11 pm »
Make sure there's ventilation.  OWBs smoke during loading  :)
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Re: Building an outdoor boiler enclosure?
« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2014, 05:14:38 pm »
I thought dem pics looked familiar.   :D  What you don't see, is the double doors on one end. I can back in with a load all the way to the far end of the shed. Reswire, I really don't see where you would need to insulate your shed. Thecfarm, smoke has not been an issue, as it rises into the joists and vents out the open soffets.

Hey Chet,
I thought about insulating directly around my stove, not necessarily the building itself.  I thought of it more like a "water heater wrap", leaving about one foot around the furnace, possibly in such a way that the insulation could be removed if necessary.  I've got some 3 inch foam board, plenty of lumber thanks to the mill.  My stove sets on a 5 by 10 foot pad, maybe I might just enclose that with foam.  It just seems to me that out in the open, I'm loosing a lot of BTUs.  I do love the pics of your shed, wish I had seen it before I started building mine.  I like the way you put the furnace "half way out" of the shed wall.  Seems that would solve a lot of issues like going through the roof, etc..  I'll show some pics of mine if and when I get it done.  One thing about this forum, I've never ceased to be amazed at the talent you guys have. 
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« Reply #17 on: January 11, 2014, 05:22:18 pm »
This is my setup.  I got the stove after the shed was put up.  I cut out the wall and poured a slab for it to sit on.



 

 

 
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