Une belle aventure

Our new life in 'Les Vosges'

Vogelzang or the New Wood Burner

Leave a comment

Once we had the ‘tubage’ fitted, we were able to try the chimney out.
So we brought our patio heater inside! As you do.

IMG_5092
http://youtu.be/GXx3LZfPqpI

It just got pretty hot quickly.
IMG_5136
IMG_5139

We needed something else.
Matt had ordered a Barrel Stove Kit from the US but we needed to find an empty oil barrel. Benjamin came to our aid and donated two barrels.
IMG_5135
IMG_2487
Pre-work prep.
Actually I keep finding little bottles of beer absolutely everywhere. Empty of course. It supposedly has something to do with sizing things up?!?
IMG_2486
IMG_2490
IMG_2491
IMG_2493
IMG_2497
IMG_2498
IMG_2499
IMG_2501
IMG_2503
IMG_2504
We tested it outside and also burnt the paint off.
IMG_2508
http://youtu.be/0rBEuT_vHq4

We then tested it inside and it got warm pretty quickly. In fact it started to glow as well. It’s actually a pretty good thing that it has a damper control on the flue. It makes the wood last longer too. Win-win situation.
IMG_5166
http://youtu.be/pxuXGVhCL9o

Then this turned up afterwards.

IMG_2587
IMG_5239
IMG_2589

Now all it needed was a little polish and a lick of paint.
IMG_5164
IMG_5240

Et voila our heating system for this winter….and hopefully beyond.
IMG_2607

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s