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DIY Vertical Cylinder Ductwork Stove With Baffle

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  • DIY Vertical Cylinder Ductwork Stove With Baffle

    I thought I would share this DIY stove I made last year. It is modeled after some basic concepts I saw on the wintertrekking site with some major modifications to suit my use. It is made from one 10" round duct, 2 end caps and a 36" piece of aluminum stock. The cost was about $40 USD not including the chimney. I made the whole thing with just a tin snips, pop riveter, hammer and pliers. The unique design features are the vertical orientation, chimney out the back, large baffle and stove legs that lock into the hearth clothe. The baffle focuses the heat on the cooking surface and then the smoke is forced downward before it goes up the chimney. This makes for a super efficient burn and eliminates almost all the sparks from coming out the chimney. Total weight is 7 pounds which includes a titanium chimney I had laying around.

  • #2
    That's a neat design. Looks like the legs pop off and fit inside?

    That would be an efficient burn for sure! Ton of turbulence for maximum heat exchanging. How long are your pieces of wood?

    Thanks for sharing!


    • #3
      Yes. The legs slip into metal “pockets” on the outside of the stove. They come off and the legs, chimney and elbow fit in the firebox.

      I cut wood about 8-14” long. The longer pieces lean diagonally up against the sidewall.


      • #4
        Too cool. 😀


        • #5
          Nicely done!
          I considered making a vertical stove but with the option to top load it so I could pack it full. But I never tried it because I figured I'd smoke myself out trying to stoke the thing.
          I don't say this to just anybody but....... Nice legs!


          • #6
            Great looking stove. In my experience, after making several stoves, it is much more difficult to design and make a small stove that works well than a large one. The smaller the fire, the more difficult it is to maintain. The vertical cylinder designs seem to work well for small stoves.