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Heat Gun “Draft Inducer”
“Whenever we started a fire in our kitchen wood stove, it wouldn’t pull a draft. Smoke would pour out and fill the house. So I used a heat gun to make a ‘draft inducer’ to solve the problem,” says Dan Dodge, Camano Island, Wash.
  He bought a 1,500-watt heat gun from Harbor Freight and then added a 10-in. length of thin-wall conduit to the end of the gun. He then cut an oval hole in the stove pipe elbow to slip the gun in, and made a flapper valve out of sheet metal to cover the hole after removing the gun.
  “Before starting the fire I put the heat gun in the stove pipe and turn it on for 5 min. Then I start the fire. Once it’s drafting good, I remove the heat gun and close the flapper valve,” says Dodge.
  “I’ve been using this method successfully for a year now and don’t know of anything on the market that’s so simple to make and use.”
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Dan Dodge, 630 Dodge Rd., Camano Island, Wash. 98282 (ph 360 387-0727).

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2014 - Volume #38, Issue #6