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Home-Made Stove Burns Wood and Waste Oil
This home-made, wood-burning farm shop stove can overcome almost any temperature extreme northwestern Wisconsin has to offer, says its designer-builder Arlen Strate, of Roberts.
A partner in Russmar Farms, Strate built the stove with an electric fan on its lower back side which forces air up and across the top through warming tubes and out into the shop itself. Backing up the forced-air system is an overhead "Casablanca" fan.
Strate used 1/4-in. sheet steel to make the fire chamber plus air tubes, which measures 2 ft. wide, 3 ft. high and 40 in. deep. Along with wood, the stove also burns about 200 gal. of waste oil a year, dripped in from a reservoir tank shown in the upper right of the photo.
The pole-type, metal-clad shop measures 40 by 35 ft. and is insulated. Strate says the home-built stove is capable of keeping the shop warmed to a 60-70? temperature range.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Arlen Strate, Russmar Farms, Rt. 1, Roberts, Wis. 54023 (ph 715 749-3412).

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