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  1. M

    Shaver Improvement Forum

    Very true...been there and done that!
  2. M

    No Heat For 13 Hours

    http://www.interlockkit.com/intro2.htm I am looking at one of these. Seems reasonable
  3. M

    Shaver Door Seal

    I used the 500* stuff last year and it worked for me...I just used what I had around. Wax paper over the silicone worked great too.
  4. M

    Wood Smoke Danger?

    I didn't get that impression either...for all we know he lives well out in the country and is not bothering anyone. I would bet most of us on this site are conscious of where our smoke blows and who it may affect.
  5. M

    Shaver Improvement Forum

    Here's my version of the steam fix...a "t" and cap. I wanted to be able to drain the water down so I can add chemicals through the pipe if I ever needed to without having to take off the steam fix each time. I used a funnel with tube attached and stick it in to the water jacket....works good...
  6. M

    Shaver Improvement Forum

    My turnbuckle is loosening too...going to try some locktite on it tonight to see if that will help hold it. I like the ability to fine tune the opening with the turnbuckle.
  7. M

    OWB stack extensions

    extension is off now and it was plugged...looking into making a transition piece to couple the 5.5" stack on the shaver to a larger standard size pipe. For now I'm burning without the stack though.
  8. M

    OWB stack extensions

    I seem to be plugging up now...I'm going to check things out closer tomorrow, but I'm pretty sure I have a creosote problem with the extended pipe....My fan seems to be running all the time and when I quickly open the door to the stove there isn't much flame at all. I'll let you know what I...
  9. M

    Shaver positive post thread

    I used about 1200-1400 gallons of propane per year and only have about $6000 in my OWB total.
  10. M

    Shaver positive post thread

    I'm looking at 2 to 3 years tops to be in the black and can't wait. I was using propane as fuel.
  11. M

    Shaver Improvement Forum

    I agree about the rust...I was planning on leaving the back portion where the pipes go down pretty much open to allow air to the blower. The bottom of the water jacket is where I would build up the foam board but not tight, basically blocking off the cement pad and as much of the sides as...
  12. M

    Shaver Improvement Forum

    I have mine raised about 10" off the concrete. I wanted the fill door to be closer to waist height...seems easier to load for me. Anyway, I put some leftover pieces of rigid blue foam under there and then blocked off all around with wood blocks. This spring/summer I plan to cut some foam to...
  13. M

    Shaver Improvement Forum

    I was working off of an assumption of no more than 1000* thinking that was plenty. I want to measure the space between the plates tomorrow to see what thickness I can get in there. I think the ceramic board just might do it...at least help. I only need to find some where I don't need to buy a...
  14. M

    Shaver Improvement Forum

    Not making any promises......but am giving it thought as are others that I've asked. I'm looking into ceramic fiber products...heat/fire resistant to 2300-2600*F It can be purchased in sheet form or blanket form. Seems like the R value is around 3 per inch of thickness. Any idea what temp the...
  15. M

    Shaver Improvement Forum

    I just put a solenoid on my fan and made a damper out of the door. Thanks Fletcher! I also had to use a string to keep the door from over opening...I used a solenoid that we had laying around at work so this only cost me $6.00 for misc. parts and my time spent in the wind and snow this...
  16. M

    Shaver positive post thread

    I have a 165 and wouldn't trade it. I like the simplicity and the fact that I can work on it and therefore fix it myself if needed. For what I wanted the Shaver fit the bill perfectly! :clap:
  17. M

    stack heights on owb

    The Shaver is a fan forced unit. I needed the extra pipe to get the smoke to consistently go over my house when we have a wind from the north. I didn't have any other problems...just the smoke occasionally hitting the side of my house.
  18. M

    stack heights on owb

    How long have you had the 12' piece on? Some guys are having creosote trouble and clogging up the stack. Just curious.
  19. M

    OWB stack extensions

    I'll keep you posted if anything happens.
  20. M

    OWB stack extensions

    I put a 12' steel pipe on mine about a month ago now too. So far no problems...did you burn any cardboard periodically to get the pipe good and hot? I put some under the stack about every week to week and a half or so to try and keep the creosote down. I read somewhere on this forum that it...
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