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Post by ridebks » Tue Dec 07, 2010 2:39 pm

Has anyone thought of using a mailbox for a tent stove? They come in aluminum and steal and already have a door for loading wood. Add your hole in the front and back, then some pipe and Voila...tent stove! What'cha think?

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Post by realityguy » Tue Dec 07, 2010 3:44 pm

;) ..Sounds like a super idea and just the right size for one!!!.Can't get much easier than that and the price of those things is next to nothing!If a person needed a larger one..get the "country" size.. :o
Okay..now how many of us have checked our mail lately and didn't even see that idea? :roll:
Ridebks..make sure you post it when you get one together..excellent idea!I'm in the middle of making another one right now that...
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Post by sudden » Tue Dec 07, 2010 4:24 pm

ridebks wrote:Has anyone thought of using a mailbox for a tent stove? They come in aluminum and steal and already have a door for loading wood. Add your hole in the front and back, then some pipe and Voila...tent stove! What'cha think?
brilliant.
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Post by Ridgerunner » Tue Dec 07, 2010 4:27 pm

Okay..now how many of us have checked our mail lately and didn't even see that idea?
Mine is a doublewide plastic one with two paper slots underneath. When we had a metal one, the kids would go down the road at night with a baseball bat and destroy them. This is a molded one that goes all the way to the ground over a 4x4 post. It is not as easy to smash BUT I saw one that must of had one of Zelph's stoves lit in it and it was burnt and melted to a crisp. :x The police caught some of the delinquents and they had to replace anyones box that turned in a report including installation. Somebodies parents weren't happy! :D The metal mailbox is a great idea for a woodburner!
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Post by zelph » Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:17 pm

Excellent idea :D My large rural box hinges from the side, 2 pivot points. It would be nice if the boxes had a continuous hinge on the door. Let's all google mailboxes and see if there are any stainless steel ones out there. ;)

Great idea "ridebks" thanks for stopping in and visiting. Stay a while, we like how you think :D I like your new tarp tent video. Are you going to give it a winter tryout?

Editted to say: show us a video of your DIY alcohol stove :D
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Post by sudden » Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:20 pm

Found one in stainless. Comes with it's own chimney. Not sure of cost. :)

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Post by Ridgerunner » Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:23 pm

I like your new tarp tent video. Are you going to give it a winter tryout?
I must have missed your tarp tent video. :oops: Do you have a link?
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Post by sudden » Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:25 pm

This one for northern climates.
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Post by sudden » Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:28 pm

I wish I could find a link describing the stand for this one. Might be a kelly kettle/ wood heater combo idea.
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I hope you're going to build one and test it. If you get a good price you solved a problem for us folks without welders :)
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Re: Question

Post by realityguy » Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:58 pm

My box is a locking box about 18" high(x14x14?) with a top door that opens,mail drops, and a bottom locking one for us for retrieving the mail.Hmm..top could become an oven except when you open the door the food would fall into the fire below. :lol: It cost $100 so I wouldn't be saving much over making my own.. :roll:

Maybe that's why I didn't think of it..but I do have a new standard box in black somewhere in the garage unused in the box..other projects first..
Our neighbors wanted us all to go together and get one of those $800 locking multi-boxes that 10 people can go in on..but they insisted on sticking it in a darker area,farther down the road,and across from the driveway of a neighbor that has three teenage kids.. :shock: ..That's just asking for an $800 disaster!
We stuck ours at the end of our driveway under the streetlight.I think the mailman screwed up a truck mirror on ours but no major damage done 5 minutes with a pair of pliers couldn't fix.The neighbor's kids(and their friends) haven't hit the larger one yet but someone did come along in the dark and super-glued all their locks.. :lol: ..They had to replace them all...
Ours is right be hind a "stop-ahead" sign so they would have to go through that signpole with a bat before hitting ours..not possible..another reason I wanted it there!
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