LOL. Your comment is spot on. How clueless is it to write about
pollution from fires when all this person appears to want to do is to
export the pollution caused by his/her heating into someone else's
backyard and to inflict it on the people who live where the
electricity plants are located.
Cheap wood stoves are dirty. The most efficient wood stoves are quite clean.
The kacheloven, properly constructed and used, will burn so hot that you can
safely burn softwood with no creosote buildup and no significant pollution. Not
many people will pay for them, though.
Cheapness isn't really an issue. Anyone can burn a stove dirtily if
they set out to do so but in my country wood burning stoves must
reach certain standards and if they can't reach the standard for
emissions then they aren't sold.
On Mon, 07 Aug 2006 04:43:03 -0500, snipped-for-privacy@UNLISTED.com wrote:
I considerd converting some farm amchinery a while ago.
Read about it on wikipedia:
Buy old plans on ebay:
Mother Earth News wood smoke truck Description:
Plans from FEMA -1989:
Reasonable plans for a handy person:
For the tool challenged:
Parts, hardware, and complete burner units:
Cloidal Cam Engineering Inc., POB 244, Prior Lake, MN 55377
ESMCO, 5555 Boon Ave. N., Minneapolis, MN 55428
Let me know if the sites are gone. I have most of this stuff archived if I can
Hope this helps
Do a google on the Stanley Steamer. I've only ever seen one of these
in the flesh but it was magnificent - a huge sports model.
Oh hell, I did one for you:
Actually, there's much to be said for a steam-powered vehicle.
They're supposed to be quite efficient.
Probably 1/3 of the US population lives in the Sun-Belt,
so there's no problem with freezing, or long warm-ups.
A steam powered vehicle could burn darn near
anything that makes heat. ( kerosene, diesel etc. )
Hell... you could burn corrn.
It would reduce the demand for ( refined ) gasoline.
A steamer would be the perfect suburban "errand car"
And, you can wait 45 secs for it to warm up.
You don't need a Hummer to go buy grocerys.
Unfortunately, if US automakers produced it,
it'd probably cost $20,000
In Quebec, most houses are electrically heated.
But then, they're probably the biggest Hydro-electric producers in the
On the other hand, when they had an ice storm in the middle of winter of few
years back, some people were left in the cold until spring.
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