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Our new life in 'Les Vosges'


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Vogelzang or the New Wood Burner

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

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It just got pretty hot quickly.
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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.
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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?!?
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We tested it outside and also burnt the paint off.
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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.
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Then this turned up afterwards.

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Now all it needed was a little polish and a lick of paint.
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Et voila our heating system for this winter….and hopefully beyond.
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