I didn't believe it myself! I welded a barrel of pipes and it all worked!

  • Published on Oct 8, 2021
  • To heat my workshop in winter, I made a wood-burning stove. It was burning for a long time, and even a day later there were still hot coals in it.

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  • Chris Langdell
    Chris Langdell Month ago +7

    Very cool build. I wish I knew what type of stove this was. So I could read the concept behind it of exactly how it works. Very cool with a nice long burn time. Most stoves these days your lucky to get 8 hour burns out of them.

  • Gary Knackstedt
    Gary Knackstedt 2 months ago +345

    You will drastically improve the heater’s performance if you run a pipe from the outside to the air intake. Right now, cold air is being pulled inside your building to make up for the combustion air and whatever air is going up the chimney. Pull the combustion air into the heater from outside so the cold air doesn’t mix with the air in the room.

    • safety first in texas
      safety first in texas 10 days ago

      @michael allen no one i know sleeps in the shop. If they do its a beadroom. Good caution bad application location.

    • Evari Suarez
      Evari Suarez 11 days ago


    • Darren Craig
      Darren Craig Month ago

      It will put off so much heat that it doesn't matter.

    • Benjamin Padilla
      Benjamin Padilla Month ago

      @Stephen Low absolutely , be warm in there really quickly.

    • Johnny D
      Johnny D Month ago

      Positive, Negative and Equal Pressure makes a huge difference if heated area isn't sealed properly. Same principle for A/C and A/C sizing.

  • Blitz makes uneven MM
    Blitz makes uneven MM 2 months ago +6

    I worked in a metal fabrication and erection business when I was 18 and cherished those cold hard days for everything I learned. I get the same feeling from watching your video. This wood stove was genius. Great job!

  • Ricardo Lubes
    Ricardo Lubes 2 months ago +2

    Parabéns, ficou muito bom

  • James Payne
    James Payne 5 days ago +2

    I built a very controllable heater from 3/16 plate, 4 in exhaust, screw adjustable intake. Very good at long slow burns. Only real issue is the flue runs cool and creosote builds up in the pipe. I just happened to have a 4 in flue brush so I can go up about twice each season and brush out the buildup. I was thinking about a bread baking oven using a similar pipe design to yours where the pipes would be inside the drum running from the lower fire box up to a smoke chamber and out the flue. The pipes would carry the exhaust through the baking chamber to heat the oven from almost 360 degrees around to eliminate hot spots. Like your innovative designs.

  • Peter Lockhart
    Peter Lockhart 2 months ago +16

    Try a horizontal unit now with a few driveshafts INSIDE boiler style, wire a small squirrel cage fan placed on floor to blow in from rear. You wont believe the heat and capacity.

  • ThePeca1988
    ThePeca1988 2 months ago +11

    We had the one with the compressed sawdust. Much simpler in construction. It worked like a charm in the workshop 👌

    • Влад Пупкин
      Влад Пупкин 8 days ago

      для опилок надо дно , наверное не из металлических прутьев? Отверстия сверлить?

  • Andrzej Poreda
    Andrzej Poreda Month ago +1

    Świeta jest zrobiona ta robota pozdrawiam twócę tego filmiku 👍👍👍👍

    YHRIM Month ago +4

    You have a lot of great little "out of the box" solutions. Like making your own "wing nut"s and using a piece of paper to mark straight lines on a pipe. Very Nice 👍 You got a new sub.
    For years, I have also used an angle grinder for all my metal cutting. Except for drilling a hole or maybe the occasion hole saw, I used an angle grinder and often used it for far heavier work than they were ever made for. And they suck for trying to cut holes or circle plates, especially in 1/8" or thicker. Got to the point I hated using an angle grinder, mostly due to how slow, expense in disks, and all the dust.
    For years I had wanted a plasma cutter, but had no way to afford a smaller hypertherm unit which is what I really wanted to save up for. But after all this time I finally gave up and just got a chinese plasma cutter recently, and so wished I had bought one a long time ago. They're not the best, but they are SO MUCH better than having to do everything with an angle grinder. And with a few mods and buying better tips, they work fairly well and makes metal work enjoyable again. Angle grinders have their place, but I'm glad to use them far less :-)

  • cathode follower
    cathode follower Month ago +23

    I'm really impressed. This guy is tops. It's an amazing design and very creative. I highly recommend watching the entire video. Make sure you like and subscribe. This channel is a keeper. I'm.not sure why anyone would give thumbs down on this.

    ONALDOPER 2 months ago +5


  • Michael Schauperl
    Michael Schauperl 2 months ago +50

    Thats a very cool built!
    Well done.
    Have you thought of filling half of the outside pipes with ceramic gravel & sand... that could store store some of the heat as well.

    • Dr Wrong
      Dr Wrong 8 days ago

      ​@Carpe Diem Arts _"added pipes on the outside already added 100# to the stove"_
      A perceptive and well grounded point.. =)

      For those born after the internet, _(and non-nerds)_ the Unicode symbol "#" _(U+0023, Dec:35, or alt code 35)_ when placed _after_ a number was previously very commonly used to indicate a measurement scale of weight.. specifically in Pounds _(approx 0.45kg)_

    • Carpe Diem Arts
      Carpe Diem Arts 9 days ago +1

      As it took 2 men to roll the barrel onto the triangle frame, it's obvious the added pipes on the outside already added 100# to the stove. That's plenty of thermal mass. But what he did was make a radiator, more than doubling the surface area of the stove with the inside and outside of the pipes.

    • Colmcille Gardner
      Colmcille Gardner 18 days ago +2

      Sand, gravel and gypsum are very good at storing and slow releasing heat. Water could also be heated and circulated through pipes for radiant heat in a break room floor. 👍👍👍

    • Dr Wrong
      Dr Wrong 2 months ago +1

      @Josh GuyFace why contain the heat when the desire is to warm the room air?

    • Josh GuyFace
      Josh GuyFace 2 months ago +8

      The pipes force an updraft that circulates the heat in the room. Ceramic would hold the heat, but not spread it around. Filling every other pipe would solve both problems

  • WichitaRick
    WichitaRick Month ago +1

    Nice ,glad it worked out this well! have wanted to recreate similar version for yrs. Worked in a metal shop with a similar style,but the external pipes were capped BUT filled with sand from sand blasting and molding scrap,they held the heat for several days!and street bricks inside would also be cheap and hold heat! ,saw another post that said adding drive shafts internally , ours had those also and we often used them for legs and other heavy pcs like gates and benches!happy heating p.s. I used to burn old phone books in my cabin wood burner:) Peace Rick

  • Jessi Taylor
    Jessi Taylor Month ago

    Love it, want one! Who wouldn't want one. You're creative skills are off the charts. 👍🏻🇺🇲

  • Phillip May
    Phillip May 2 months ago +9

    I’ve wondered about builds like this except sourcing the air from outside so that you don’t create a draft.

    Pull air from outside into the barrel, exhaust to outside from the barrel also so that you don’t pull cold air into the shop. Similar to how a window air conditioner works. No heat lost inside due to draft.

    • Matter Drahcir
      Matter Drahcir Month ago

      @Hugh Jarse and create an electric current 👍

    • Phillip May
      Phillip May 2 months ago +1

      @Bob Jones you and my ex. Get in line, my friend. 😉

    • Bob Jones
      Bob Jones 2 months ago

      @Phillip May i determined i have a milk allergy anyway. and cows eat my food, healthy keto and anti-glutens. still if you kill a cow i have choice words for yo

    • Phillip May
      Phillip May 2 months ago +4

      @Bob Jones lol. actually natural gas (a primary source of electricity generation) has a 2.75x higher weight of CO2 release than wood does, not counting the CO2 created to produce the NG in the first place. People used wood as a source of heat and power long long before the industrial revolution - when the CO2 emissions became a real issue. So it’s more that you and 20 other people sit idling in the Starbucks drive thru waiting on your electrically made latte and frapp served in paper and plastic cups, that cause wildfires. And now you’re out of latte.

    • Bob Jones
      Bob Jones 2 months ago

      @Phillip Maybut your firewood is burned from the wildfires you created, which burn holes in the Earth crust and cause volcanoes to erupt clouding the atmosphere for a decade then you have the CO2 you crave but now it's cold and you're out of wood

  • James 45
    James 45 2 months ago +83

    People always chastised me for keeping odd bits of pipe and scrap metals around . I always laughed as I made a lot of needed tools and things useful for me and others. Now I’m an old guy and still keep my shop and do a lot of things when I’m able. This was a great video.

    • CurtisDrew1
      CurtisDrew1 Month ago

      I laughed out loud when I saw the rusty old barrel. Around here Once used clean barrels, with paint still on them are $5 US each.....

    • WichitaRick
      WichitaRick Month ago +1

      Yes same here :) but the cost of scrap metal was so low was not worth the cost to even haul it off was a big help!
      Was raised around towns with refinerys so have seen all manner of ways to re-use that material my Great grandma's and grandma's shot gun houses were on foundations made of 3 in pipe and concrete;) and gma's garage was framed in 3 in pipe:) doesn't rattle when the wind blows:)
      I spent over a yr.making rail road scrap angle iron into brackets to use in framing! built several out buildings a greenhouse and a full deck using fence posts and those heavy brackets and lag bolts! people who lol before,couldn't believe how fast and sturdy that stuff was(is) I still show people how to re frame fences using angle iron and deck screws is cheap,easy and never breaks:)Peace Rick

    • SomethingElse
      SomethingElse Month ago +1

      Throwing away material is like throwing away the extra Legos pieces that come with a set. It costs nothing to store them if you're already maintaining shop space. Only people that don't build things would be so stupid as to criticize anyone for saving pipe, rod, plate, fasteners, etc. Part of inspiration comes from seeing the material you have available, and when you need something, you never know how long it will take and how much it will cost.

    • John Sandoval
      John Sandoval Month ago +5

      My next door neighbour just returned from an estate sale with a truck load of old steal pipe, angel iron, elbows, rod, and flat sections. One man's trash is another's treasure... For sure... It was beautiful...

    • M barek Boushaki
      M barek Boushaki 2 months ago


  • Weld24
    Weld24 2 months ago +9

    What a skilled fabricator you are! Really enjoyed watching you build this, at first i didn't know what the purpose was, but was captivated more and more every minute! Could you please tell me if you are using an abrasive cutting wheel on the grinder to cut, or is that some sort of metal cutting blade? I can't see very well. (scratched cornea)I didn't notice too many sparks.

    • CraftMaster
      CraftMaster  2 months ago +3

      This is a metal cutting disc.

  • Richard Mourdock
    Richard Mourdock 2 months ago +8

    Very creative. I had an acquaintance who attempted to do something similar. He was using a barrel given to him by a guy from the local gas strip airport. He started cutting on it before venting it or cleaning it out,... not knowing it had previously held aviation gas. He was 41.

    • Nayr Tnartsipac
      Nayr Tnartsipac Month ago +1

      Oh shit!

    • Roger Hecker
      Roger Hecker Month ago

      Are you saying he never made it to 42? That’s why you always steam any barrel out for at least a half hour. Just to be on the safe side

  • Ryan Williams
    Ryan Williams 2 months ago +2

    Thank you sir for no annoying music and actual sound! Great build, I'm sure you'll get years out that stove!

  • Brian Hind
    Brian Hind 2 months ago +21

    Sir ! I admire anyone who has the patience to fiddle around making something like that. I would have made the worst fabricator or machinist in the world ! Thank heavens we are not all made the same. I made my living my troubleshooting communications radio, radar & process controls. If I needed something welded, I called a welder. If I needed something built, I summoned a carpenter or metal worker, or pipefitter.
    Well done, & an entertaining video.

  • Watching Videos
    Watching Videos 2 months ago +10

    Amazing what you can do with a grinder. All I need now, is an arc welder. (I loved not knowing what was being built, so I could watch it like a murder mystery.) Great video.

    • James Russell
      James Russell Month ago

      Bl look

    • Bo McGillacutty
      Bo McGillacutty 2 months ago +3

      Never cut into a drum like that unless absolutely certain it doesn't contain solvent or fuel vapors, it's one of the most common ways for backyard fabricators to die--explosively. A few handfuls of dry ice can be used to flush out the air and make it safe as CO2 is denser than air and will fill from the bottom, pushing air out the top, if the only opening is at the top. Otherwise fill it most of the way with water such that any combustion volume is minimized.

  • Good Moaning Vietnam

    I worked in tunnel construction from the 1960s onwards, when setting up site buildings of timber the blacksmith and welder would make up some stoves, very similar to yours. They used steel pipe and other steel stock bought from scrap yards, instead of the pipes you added around the drum they used a larger diameter pipe with an air gap. The fuel would be coke from the local gas works and the fire kept in 24/7 during the winter, full English breakfasts would be cooked on top and boy it was a brave man to stand beside that stove, you'd get toasted in minutes. H&S would have a fit if that was done now..

  • St.George
    St.George 2 months ago +15

    i like your design, i like the fact that you use the material that you already have. if you have to buy materials may i suggest an alternative to the barrel? i use cut offs from a pipeline sourced from a scrap yard.. the cut off i used was 36 inches across and 1/4 inch thick. make it as long as you want it does not burn out and adds to the thermal mass.

    • J Doboy
      J Doboy 2 months ago +1

      Ahh Yes,, right-on! #1, 'OUTSIDE DRAFTING',,, & #2, Use a heavy wall 24" - 36" od pipe. I get my pipe pieces from pipeline & piling jobs. usually 1/2" wall stuff. They NEVER burn out! & if they are close to 24" ID,,, an old man-hole lid from the junk yard will fit perfectly inside,,, a very thick, never burn out cast iron grate!. Drill more 1/2" holes in them!
      IF you weld those outside radiant pipes INSIDE your barrel, you'll most likely put out 10x more BTUs, but you wouldn't be able to remove the top like you do. (no need to weld the inside 'radiant' pipes to the top, use gasket rope & make metal washers to go around the pipes to seal them to the lid. It's a lot more work, but like I said, 10x more heat per load of wood. You could even use 2" or even 3" od pipe, top to bottom,, like just 3 pieces per side, & still have enough room to stack enough wood for an 6-8hr burn.
      You can also use 2" heavy-walled pipe for your wood burning grates. weld them in, slightly up hill, & just have about 1/4" space between them, so the ash can fall through. You'll burn your hand with the heat that comes out of those pipes! (heat-a-lator)
      Another thing I would change,,,, I never build a unit without a removable ash pan. It's so much easier to pull out that pan & dump those ashes outside,,,,, along with all of that dust!
      One more thing,,,,, I also like to use a 9" glass, PYREX pie dish on my front loading door,,,,, so I can see in!
      ( I wish we could post pictures of OUR HOME MADE UNITS.? ;>)

  • Rob Auerbach
    Rob Auerbach 19 days ago

    Reminds me of my solar hot water used for heating my home. I don't see way this could not be converted with a pump and then attaching radiators around the space. The man shown is very talented and watching this video could inspire people to learn to weld. A course in welding for men and women should be part of a well rounded education.

  • Buckley Baker
    Buckley Baker 2 months ago +2

    Nice stove I have built several wood stoves this design seems like it may be very efficient

    • Earl Bresler
      Earl Bresler 2 months ago

      What I like is you basically have free heat if you have access to free wood. No electricity or any other fuels required. Great job.

  • Barry Ford
    Barry Ford Month ago +19

    My dad used to make wood-buring stoves out of 55-gallon drums. He made the firebox horizontally on the long axis of the barrel, with doors and other parts from a Franklin stove kit. These worked very well. He also made one out of a water heater, which was long enough to lay meter-long logs inside. The fires would burn for days and days!

    • CynthiaQ10
      CynthiaQ10 Month ago

      Your channel is fascinating. I’m intrigued by your work and ingenuity. Mostly using things that can be repurposed for something extremely useful. Well done 👍🏻!

  • Red Proton
    Red Proton Month ago

    I really like your idea to use a 55-gallon drum to make a TLUD batch stove.

    You have basically insulated your barrel stove with the pipes that you welded on the outside. They are blue and green on the thermal camera. They should have been red.

  • Will Wipf
    Will Wipf 2 months ago +7

    I may not get it done right away,but I'm going to build one , great work I don't have your amazing creativity but I can follow along, thank you sir!

    • ewgny
      ewgny Month ago

      @alex lano A steam powered fan

    • alex lano
      alex lano 2 months ago

      Plutôt que de multiples tuyaux, pourquoi pas multiples ailettes de métal, avec ventilateur électrique ?

  • Christopher Schultz
    Christopher Schultz Month ago +6

    Two sets of crazy mad skills. Your editing of your video is nothing short of stunning. Speed, pace, and advancement of processes had me glued to watching within 10 seconds. Well done.
    Second, the shop skills. I’m no welder, but you definately crushed it my good man. The infra red heat section is sweet.

    I think you can quit your day job.

    • Todd Smith
      Todd Smith Month ago

      Agreed. Definitely more than one

    • TimmithyZERO
      TimmithyZERO Month ago +1

      That's a great observation it wouldn't matter how good this stove worked without good editing skills to make it watchable

  • blech71
    blech71 2 months ago +7

    This video is so underrated. There’s so many helpful time saving tricks of the trade here for sure. Thanks for the insight to your craft!

  • BubbleOnPlumb
    BubbleOnPlumb 2 months ago +23

    I really liked the part where you used the level to get base sitting nice and level. Seeing that bubble right on plumb just gave me goose bumps!

    • Имён Фамильевич
      Имён Фамильевич 2 months ago

      посмотрите внимательнее с 21 минуты - эту базу сдвинули, а значит и уровень не точен! - пол не ровный.

  • American Hot Topics
    American Hot Topics 2 months ago +5

    Awesome idea!!! If you put slides on top of the pipe would it give you a little more thermostat control preventing heat conduction/flow or would it be to much work for the small amount of control? Either way I may put a smaller one in my shop, if you dont mind me using your design. Thanks for sharing

    • Dr Wrong
      Dr Wrong 2 months ago

      @rdkater ..side pipes I think he was referring..

    • rdkater
      rdkater 2 months ago

      never regulate te airflow in the chimney .

  • James Couch
    James Couch 2 months ago +12

    I love working with metal. That is an excellent job on the build 👍

  • simon morneau
    simon morneau 2 months ago +5

    Thank you!! For showing your genius ideas 💡

  • Mark Staggs
    Mark Staggs 2 months ago +1

    I loved this video thank you for sharing your great work.

  • J
    J Month ago +2

    Great work! Great video!
    FYI… All the other tools in the shop are extremely jealous of the grinder. When you leave your shop they really give him a good grinding. 😂

  • Michael Bezos
    Michael Bezos 2 months ago +8

    Definitely a Journeymen fitter/welder. Excellent! Bless the man who can work with his hands. Hats off to you Bro. Subscribed! Great camera work & editing also.

  • Rich H
    Rich H 2 months ago +2

    Excellent craftsmanship! Love the design!

  • Flat Out
    Flat Out 2 months ago +9

    Cool idea for temporary use though if in a home you plan to heat every winter all winter the metal of the barrel would not last as long as a thick wood stove/furnace. A risk of blow out in burn barrels.

    • Dr Wrong
      Dr Wrong 2 months ago +1

      Burn barrels also get a lot of rain on burnt-clean steel, so they go faster. But you're still right, thermally enhanced oxidation is no joke..

    • Gimme Head
      Gimme Head 2 months ago +1

      Yeah that's what I was thinking. But maybe it will last longer being that it's inside, and out of the elements. Maybe the rust factor won't be quite as bad as with a typical burn barrel. It's a cool (or warm) idea, but that's an awful lot of work if it's just gonna rust out after a winters use.

    • Flat Out
      Flat Out 2 months ago

      @8Truth Seeking just from experience of using burning barrels they in short time get really thin at the bottoms where the metal ends up like tinfoil.

    • 8Truth Seeking
      8Truth Seeking 2 months ago

      I wonder if the extra resistance to conducting heat through the thinner barrel would be offset by replacing the barrel every couple of years...OR do you mean that it might actually MELT the thinner wall at "any point in time"?

  • jamesmcsparron
    jamesmcsparron 2 months ago +21

    I thought when you mentioned pipes you were going to set up a water heating system. Great build though I wonder how long the barrel steel will last before it burns out?

    • Dr Wrong
      Dr Wrong 2 months ago +1

      @James Couch I thought so too..

    • Joseph Jucker
      Joseph Jucker 2 months ago +1

      @Shaun Kelly His could use his barrel electroplate itself. A few heavy trash bags (w/o holes) make a surprisingly decent temporary insulator

    • Angelo Green
      Angelo Green 2 months ago +2

      Copper pipes spiral add to exaust or copper sticks network inside exaust pipe will recover more heating with water circuit.

    • Angelo Green
      Angelo Green 2 months ago +3

      Add some copper pipe spirals with a water pump for hot water, some water radiators and add two automatic safety pressure valves on the top of radiators.

    • James Couch
      James Couch 2 months ago +3

      It looked a lot thicker than an ordinary barrel.

  • Christian Petersen
    Christian Petersen 2 months ago +42

    Whenever you are dealing with Sparks or grinding stuff with a cutoff wheel and like that or deburring things ,make sure that your eye protection is first-rate. Not just a pair of glasses. When a spark hits your eyeball it will weld itself into your eyeball and it will not come out ,you will have to go to an ophthalmologist and they will have to grind it out of your eye. Now going to the opthamologist and having that done is only a hour-long procedure but it will scratch like hell until u get it done and its a giant pain in the ass and will keep you down for a whole day maybe a day and a half. I was a machinist for 35 years and had to have this done several times because I was stupid. Don't be stupid ,get pair of really good goggles when you're grinding things.

    • Donavon Hilleren c
      Donavon Hilleren c Month ago

      Yep, learned the hard way exactly that!
      Uncomfortable as hell

    • topspeed250k
      topspeed250k 2 months ago

      That's a pretty good description but the details are a little inaccurate. The eyeball at the front is a fibrous membrane (clear in front of the pupil) coated with water-based gel. A metal fragment can't "weld" to it. But the hot fragment of metal/grinder is driven hard into the surface and needs to be dug out using the beveled point of a needle (which looks like a sharp pointed crowbar under a magnifying glass) or possibly a burr (which is a miniature toothed ball on the end of a spinning shaft in a Dremel-like instrument, but slower, which cuts like a tiny tool in a milling machine. The fragment isn't "ground out" more like digging a seed out of an avocado. It is painful afterwards, like sand in your eye once the local anaesthetic wears off. I've been on the operating end of those tools many times, and the receiving end a couple of times as I do some hobby metalwork. Use good eye protection, the message is spot-on.

    • Eric B
      Eric B 2 months ago +3

      I don't know about you kids these days, Christian when I was a young man we used to take a bowie knife and pick those metal bits out of our eyeballs but.../joke.

    • Cynthia Crawford
      Cynthia Crawford 2 months ago +3


    • Ade Ladd
      Ade Ladd 2 months ago +11

      I used goggles when I first started grinding. One time a piece of metal went through a gap between the goggles and my nose,bounced off the lens and into my eye,I had to go to hospital to get it out. Now I always use a face shield,much safer.

  • Гараж
    Гараж 2 months ago +11

    Вариант интересен, тем что реализуется верхнее горение и способ подачи воздуха под колосники как в обычной печке. Симбиоз котла длительного горения и колосниковой печи. В рабочем режиме все пиролизные газы хорошо догорают.

    • Александр Скрундь
      Александр Скрундь 2 months ago

      Ненужное дублирование системы подачи воздуха, для горения дров, достаточно открыть поддувало .Этого будет достаточно для поддержания горения.

    • Jadir Neves
      Jadir Neves 2 months ago +1

      Notei a capilaridade entre o forno e os tubos externos como barreira para evitar as perdas por irradiações;

  • John Sandoval
    John Sandoval Month ago +37

    What I especially like is no stupid music, redundant parts were sped up, and you emphasised pertinent details... Bravo... Excellent video and editing for us guys with short attention s[pan... Thanks

  • Ray Marshall
    Ray Marshall 2 months ago +12

    That is really an awesome build.

  • 00UncommonSense00
    00UncommonSense00 2 months ago +3

    Hell yeas brother. That is one nice rig you made. Only cost a few cutting wheels, a few welding sticks and some scrap. Last forever. Liked and subbed.

  • 454pakr
    454pakr 2 months ago

    I like your scrap yard. No such thing as useless junk. Nice work!

  • Michael B.
    Michael B. 2 months ago +1

    Such great ideas and workmanship..👍👍

  • Dean Chartier
    Dean Chartier Month ago +3

    I like this channel, I like that he repurposes and uses what others may consider useless junk! Not him he thinks outside conventional thinking and you have genius at work ❤️

  • Carlos A L cordeiro
    Carlos A L cordeiro 2 months ago +3

    Ficou ótimo parabéns 👏👏👏👏👏

  • Battle Ax
    Battle Ax 2 months ago +4

    That belt sander attachment is awesome. Cobalt drill bits work great on hard metals. Diablo brand stuff is expensive but worth it.

  • Mark Alford
    Mark Alford Month ago +1

    Amazing amount of creativity well done 👍

  • Wanda Mise
    Wanda Mise 2 months ago +39

    You did a wonderful job. I wish I had your skills. I need a wood heater for my shop. Building one out of scrap would be much cheaper.

    • Bob Jack
      Bob Jack Month ago +2

      @BigBirdy100 m
      I learning new things all the days in this community. Sincerely you advice I have got many free thing. Neighbor piss at me. Call me whoreder. They not know. They bullshitty

    • BigBirdy100
      BigBirdy100 Month ago

      @Bob Jack yes, actually free. People do put free things on there just to get rid of them JACK. 🙄

    • maria altamirano
      maria altamirano 2 months ago

      Tenerlo de vecino amigo jajajaja

    • Bob Le Clair
      Bob Le Clair 2 months ago +3

      in the early 70s , we were still able to pick up old train station potbelly stoves for under $400 and cheaper, they went fast,especially after 1978weather,heavy steel air tight stoves became the sot after, New Hampshire was getting some cold weather back then, a friend from work had some coiled tubing going through his stove for hot water, he said, he didn’t need so many coils, three would have sufficed, his pressure gauge was kicking off more than it needed to, I’m retired now, boat person, my heating system is an old brass lantern that hangs over me,I burn paraffin, we don’t get much snow here in Key West Florida

    • Bob Jack
      Bob Jack 2 months ago

      @BigBirdy100 doh bullshitty. U don’t know!

  • Matthew Sweet
    Matthew Sweet 2 months ago +4

    Really cool project, maybe with a stove pipe fan you could get some more heat from that thing into your shop! Almost seems like you built it too good and most of the heat is escaping the shop!

  • Gordon Couger
    Gordon Couger 2 months ago +30

    Impressive for heating a shop that long. You could get more heat in the shop by radiating more heat off the chimney pipes. I expect if you are regulating the fire by limiting the air there are combustible products being lost up the chimney. A burner built to make heat from the flue gas would increase the efficiency some more.

    Moving south to a warmer climate is the ultimate solution.

    • Brett Hess
      Brett Hess 2 months ago +1

      I lived down south for many years. The weather was terrible. Too hot in summer, wild storms, and still cold in winter. In 1990 it went to 14 below in New Orleans.
      Besides, moving solved none of my problems, it just caused more.

    • Carl Stephens
      Carl Stephens 2 months ago +1

      Ask Texans how cold it gets. Even Florida gets cold ( for them) , I used to live in PA, Fla is much nicer

    • Kevin Glennon
      Kevin Glennon 2 months ago

      We can’t all do that Gordon, we will eventual meet the multitude coming the other way from South to North!

    • Bob Jones
      Bob Jones 2 months ago

      @Carmen Schumann then you will be painting the heater silver to reflect the sun's rays to it doesn't melt during the day

    • Carmen Schumann
      Carmen Schumann 2 months ago +3

      . . . just wait am few years, then the warmer climate will come to you !

  • John Burrows
    John Burrows Month ago +2

    My dad did this exact build in 1966. Only he had a blower system on it. Heated the entire house. He died in 1989 and used it every winter

  • Knossos22
    Knossos22 2 months ago

    What I would give to work as fast as this guy does... : )

  • Laurian ITL
    Laurian ITL Month ago

    Nice !!! A suggestion ! For greater efficiency, fill the pipes with sand, the heated sand will be like a battery and keep the heat in the shop longer !

  • Lee West
    Lee West Month ago

    Excellent video
    Great editing
    Awesome creative skill

  • Gary
    Gary 2 months ago +1

    Awesome. Great idea. Looks like it was a fun project too.

    HSNWFL 2 months ago +64

    A ceiling fan at a low speed pulls the heat off the pipes, and forces hot air downward. Made degrees difference as soon as I turned it on.

    • michael allen
      michael allen Month ago

      BRILLIANT design!

    • michael allen
      michael allen Month ago

      Yes!. Get that heat INTO the room!

    • gaby de wilde
      gaby de wilde 2 months ago

      could run the bottom inlets away from the stove and to the ceiling.

    • Blad Woodlox
      Blad Woodlox 2 months ago +5

      @monkey brains circulation off the furnace heat raises temps all around instead of it only radiating in one spot ultimately raising room temp

      JOE SUPPLE BRUNS 2 months ago +2

      CW OR CCW

  • Daniel Greenwood
    Daniel Greenwood 2 months ago +1

    nice workmanship. and love how you didnt bore me with details. you just did the work. thanks

    • One Stop Fab Shop
      One Stop Fab Shop 2 months ago +1

      And don't forget, he didn't put in any of that God awful music!

  • Tsadikish RM
    Tsadikish RM 2 months ago +33

    Un gran ejemplo de creatividad...es muy funcional y eficiente.. podría salvar vidas en climas extremos...Dios te ha favorecido con esas manos laboriosas...saludos desde Nicaragua...

  • CCP Perrett
    CCP Perrett 2 months ago +61

    Great skills and creativity. A respirator mask would help to protect your young lungs from grinding wheel dust and silicosis. Just some love from a retired welder's wife.💖

    • Nayr Tnartsipac
      Nayr Tnartsipac Month ago +1

      Mommin it up in here! Gotta love it

    • CCP Perrett
      CCP Perrett 2 months ago +12

      My husband has lung issues now. Mainly from grinding wheel dust. Please protect your lungs. You need them to breathe.😉😎🤗

    • Nathan Tschetter
      Nathan Tschetter 2 months ago +6

      Good point

  • neoplasmax
    neoplasmax 21 day ago +1

    From most heaters I've noticed... the majority of heat you can use is from the exhaust... my burner is quite basic... in fact it's the cool part because lined it with fire proof material because I wanted it to last longer.. however to adjust for this I used the exhaust pipe ran through a heat exchanger and I couldn't be happier... but nice welding vid .. the object in my opinion for best heater would be to have as much exchange from the exhaust as possible rather than it just being pumped out of house... I like the design and again very well put together...

    • Myria Tablet
      Myria Tablet 7 days ago

      Yes, the exhaust pipe has too little surface area to irradiate heat inside the room! The infrared camera shows exactly that.

  • El Guapo
    El Guapo 2 months ago +66

    When I read "barrel of pipes" I wondered what he meant, so I had to watch. The best thing for me is to watch someone build something he/she designed. Great job young man! And that stash of metal: man, that is expensive. Stay busy and do what you love.

    • Dr Wrong
      Dr Wrong 2 months ago

      @Bobbie Sue Sanders thanx, you! Hadn't occurred to me! Good plan

    • Dr Wrong
      Dr Wrong 2 months ago

      Exactly. I nearly always resist 'click baity" titles just on principle. 'Thumb nail' curiosity barely won.. I'm not sad I watched this.. (at 1.5x speed) lol

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    • Bobbie Sue Sanders
      Bobbie Sue Sanders 2 months ago +1

      David....stash of metal....you can go to scrap yard and collect all kinds of metal... I used to go there all the time to get pipes.

  • Fed up With Lies
    Fed up With Lies 2 months ago +1

    Great work! ❤️🥇

  • OMAR C Bustamante
    OMAR C Bustamante 2 months ago +4

    Impresionante tu trabajo y destreza amigo. Enhorabuena

  • Patrick G
    Patrick G Month ago

    Bring in combustion air from outside instead of using air from the shop. The slight negative pressure brings cold air from outside into the space you're trying to heat

  • FTH
    FTH 2 months ago

    I'd put the bolt that holds the air controller on the top instead of the side for safety concerns great job 👍

  • Arnold Bravo
    Arnold Bravo 2 months ago +26

    What a great job, not everyone does something like that

  • Cliff Griffen
    Cliff Griffen 2 months ago +4

    I retired at 58 years old 13 years ago. I was a craftsman love to build stuff, certified journeyman welder and fabricator worked on ships cranes bridges etc. I was one of the three welders that built the judy underneath the Seattle 1st avenue bridge. Still there today.
    I built all kinds of stuff. people have no idea the amount of hours this takes.!!!!!
    It's unbelievably time consuming.!!!!!!!
    I'm surprised he didn't take any shortcuts . How about a cheap $200 band saw cutting parts while he did other stuff? Or a chop saw for crying out loud cuts down the time by 90%. Even just sandblast the stuff from the beginning before he used it. Doing it by hand and grinding it by hand with a brush takes forever in itself.Why didn't he use a MIG welder it's so much easier and faster. Cuts down the time by 50% maybe 70%. Incredible job great craftsmen. Fantastic job. I just don't understand totally using no automation. Even the rod he was using was probably 6011 or 6013 which means he had to take the slag off. Oh well great job absolutely

    • Castinn
      Castinn 2 months ago +3

      He had what he had. The shop did not look like he was rolling in $$. If he was, he probably would had bought a wood stove. Instead he made on for essentially nothing but the electricity for the welder and grinder. Besides, it was about saving money, not saving time.

  • California Breeze
    California Breeze 2 months ago +1

    a craft at it's finest.thank you.

  • Christi (christi-christi-vegan-eater)

    You are definitely gifted...and...brilliant, really. I have wanted to learn to weld my entire life, watching my dad. He is my hero. You, my friend, are brilliantly gifted...and your welds? Amazing. Art. 'Nuff said. Namaste, my friend.

  • Jay Johnson
    Jay Johnson 2 months ago +3

    Have you seen rocket mass heaters? This is similar, if you burn the gases less heat loss to chimney. This is a fantastic design.

  • Temistocles Olivas
    Temistocles Olivas 2 months ago +1

    Excelente trabajo mis saludos

  • Paul Marciniak
    Paul Marciniak 6 days ago

    What would happen if you draw some intake air from the far end of the exhaust pipe? Or from even closer .. then introduce a flapper to adjust the mix.. then maybe recombust the hot gases from flue

  • Clark Babin
    Clark Babin 2 months ago +1

    My dad was a welder and I helped with plenty of his home projects. One of his friends who had a fire place built a box that heat placed over his fire place sealed of to the hearth. The only opening he had was where he placed a fan to blow heated air into ducts throughout his home. And of course he did have a vent for air to be drawn into this same box. Worked much like a conventional system except it had no oil core that could burst .

  • Mr Enoch
    Mr Enoch 2 months ago +3

    Quality product and genius invention at its best!

  • kenneth detro
    kenneth detro 2 months ago +39

    You need outside combustion air. Otherwise, you are sucking inside air out your chimney and thereby pulling in outside air through all the cracks. What you want is a positive pressure inside your shop so that there is a little bit of warm air pushing out of all the cracks. Just a little will work. At the least, you want a neutral pressure.

  • Sven Hoff
    Sven Hoff 2 months ago +14

    A Stove Fan would help spread the heat much faster and more evenly. Could be a good addition.

    • Dell Anderson
      Dell Anderson 2 months ago +5

      @Mountainman-SU- They sell stove fans that work on the piezo-electric effect. No external power except heat needed.

    • Mountainman-SU-
      Mountainman-SU- 2 months ago +3

      I think it's meant to work without the addition of anything electrical. SHTF kind of PREPPER stuff.🤔

  • Walter Davis
    Walter Davis 2 months ago

    Very cool build. Thanks for sharing

  • Robert Ordewald
    Robert Ordewald 11 days ago

    Thank you for showing us very nice job the only thought I had would be to run several pipes in from the bottom and then out from the top of the barrel similar to what you did so that the those pipes are in contract with the fire directly. Convection will come pull the cold air in from the bottom and blow it out at the top heating more area..

  • Sammy Rothrock
    Sammy Rothrock Month ago +10

    Great job I would had a ash tray in the bottom that you just slide out for easier cleaning. Since its round putting a square ash pan isn't perfect either but you could put a bottom door in it anyway and weld a T clean out tool with a handle. Great skills you have!

  • aaron stewart
    aaron stewart 2 months ago +12

    The Hu-niverse Keeps People like you. Well done on becoming a creator, as Humans are supposed to do here. This invention is Fuckin awesome. Well done. Not only did you slow down the wood burn to save resources you also recycled to make the Heater. a hundred Thumbs up is not enough.

  • Melonie Walston
    Melonie Walston Month ago +11

    We don't have barrels that heavy gauge steel here in the US that I have found. Great job!

    • Warren Houser
      Warren Houser Month ago +1

      Another option is look at water heater tanks, air compressor tanks or kerosene fuel tanks they will be different diameter but will be thick walled.

    • angryadrien
      angryadrien Month ago +1

      From my experience, drums designed for liquids are built thick enough to support about 500 pounds of cargo. These are the drums most of us are familiar with.
      The same style of drum is used to transport steel shot for wheelabrators, and are built thick enough to support about 2,000 pounds of cargo. These seem to be less common, thicker drums.
      Maybe you can ask around and find a thicker drum.

  • LadyNicky007
    LadyNicky007 Month ago

    Wonderful & ingenious!

    Going to share this with my my son who’s building is little homestead on an island for his family of 5...

    If he could find a scrap yard, he could probably do this for his garage... What is the purpose of those pipes all around the tub?? How long did this fabrication take??

    I was led to believe that it was necessary to have the heating source at 20 inches from the ground!

    I didn’t see how you get rid of the ashes!? 🤔 Is there a sliding pan that I didn’t notice? Do you put firebricks or sand at the bottom??

    Of course, I don’t need to know all this, but my son certainly does! I’d be so grateful if someone whose into this would fill in on what my son needs to know.. 🙏

    He will read the comments.. I read those & their all pretty informative.. However, didn’t see answers to my few questions! 😕

  • Dan Smith
    Dan Smith Month ago +8

    Great project, Some welding fabrication advice: clean all the materials before starting. Welding is much easier and cleaner when welding on clean metal. And, is’s all cleaned before cutting/fitting, when it’s easier to clamp to the bench or set on the floor, in open space.
    I am impressed that you did this with a stick welder. MIG or flux core would probably be easier and cleaner. But you used what you had. Kudos!

    • BeardOfPower
      BeardOfPower Month ago

      Act like he doesnt already know.

    • William Allen
      William Allen Month ago +1

      A vast majority of the metal was pretty thick. A decently high amp MIG, or Flux core welder would have been needed, and a lot if wire. A stick welder of sufficient power is cheaper, and ends up being more versatile for thicker metals. Thing is many who are used to mig welding only find it harder to do. But if you start with learning to stick weld first, you learn all the principles needed to do far better mig welds, and many of the basics of tig welding as well. It's a foundational skill that helps make a better overall welder. When it comes to stick welding & the cleanliness of the metal. It depends on which stick type you are using. You can actually have a pretty rusty piece and it just welds without issue, as long as it's not a bunch of rust flake. So a general quick clean is often more then enough.

  • Ja5onl6
    Ja5onl6 2 months ago

    Not sure what is more impressive cutting 90% with grinder or welding it up with a stick welder. Either way cool build.

  • M Thiessen
    M Thiessen Month ago

    Wow. Love it! I was curious though… you cut pipe angles on chop saw but 90 degree cuts with zip.. am I missing something? My chopper does 90’s much faster/cleaner than zip

  • ker mkine
    ker mkine 2 months ago +1

    toujours génial ! bravo

  • Jim Dooner
    Jim Dooner 2 months ago +1

    Very well done 👍

  • Tony D
    Tony D 2 months ago +18

    Super cool! That’s a lot of work. I think the steel drum itself will deteriorate too soon to make all that effort with it. Unless that barrel is a heavier gauge than a standard steel drum.

    • fctuber
      fctuber 2 months ago

      @Edward Tilley actually, I know the temperatures of different phases of fire from being a chef and what gives the most and best Maillard reaction (caramelization of meat protein). A grill burning propane (ok but not all that great) burns at 553°F, that is why a wood fired (better with a great flavor imparted) grill or a lump charcoal (about the best to use for the every day cook) is best. The only way to get hotter is an oxygen assisted flame or a blow torch but then you have to worry about touch taste. But that is all for a different discussion.

    • Dustin Pollard
      Dustin Pollard 2 months ago +1

      I have a burn barrel that's been sitting outside for decades, in the rain, sun, snow, wind, etc and i burn trash in it without respect to it. It glows red and is treated poorly and i kicked it over a few weeks ago to clean out the ash and thought it would crumble. Stood it right back up and burnt in it again!!. I have 4 or 5 coal stoves i would never treat like that, but its a burn barrel, his stove will be fine.

    • Raymond Smith
      Raymond Smith 2 months ago +1

      Those things last forever damn near. They don't corrode like you'd think because they'll build up a thin layer of semi sticky charcoal dust around the inside of the drum. The pipes will rust out and have to be replaced several times before the stove. I know this from experience. We used an old "'chicken house" heater growing up.

    • James Brown
      James Brown 2 months ago

      Pieces of corrugated tin roof would have been far easier and quicker to be put around the outside - but they didn't have them?

    • James Brown
      James Brown 2 months ago +3

      The drum will go away possibly quite quick, but it's more due to corrosion because of constant change of temperatur than the temps being close to the melting point of the iron? And of course, the hotter the iron, the quicker the oxidation will become. And in comes from inside to outside of course. A doubled up wall, a second wall, made at/to the inside, could help. But the guys liked the work as much as it's result - so they would'nt mind doing it all over again?

  • Peter Ainsworth
    Peter Ainsworth Month ago

    26 - 28 degrees celcius as a workshop temperature is pretty cosy. So all those people with improvement tips can re-think the need to fiddle with it. Excellent job mate!!!

  • Matthew Arnold
    Matthew Arnold 2 months ago +1

    Awesome idea and great work.

  • El Taller De Gus
    El Taller De Gus 3 months ago +6

    Muy buen trabajo amigo. Te felicito.👍

  • Anzay Warid
    Anzay Warid 2 months ago

    What this video lacks is some clear summarised explanation via video to show how the system works and why so many pipes around the barrel were needed.

  • Thomas Russell
    Thomas Russell 2 months ago +1

    Nice build with the surround pipes for extra thermal mass and also acting as a safety shield from the hottest metal.

    • Pp Ss
      Pp Ss Month ago

      Also acts as structural support for the sides of the barrel so it doesn't warp from the heat!

  • Bill Allen
    Bill Allen 2 months ago +3

    That's the heaviest chimney pipe I've ever seen used...wow...from Wyoming USA 🇺🇸 🤠

  • Svart cracker
    Svart cracker Month ago +3

    Ah rebar, can only imagine how many of the welds on them are cracked. They weld beautifully 👌

  • SciRx SciGal
    SciRx SciGal 2 months ago +10

    I enjoyed watching this awesome spectacle of imagination and skills. MUCH BETTER than regular old TV. Might I suggest that the stove top would make a real good cook top for coffee or tea.