Check out this video to see a home-made outdoor wood burning boiler system used to heat our garage. I have been excited to get this put together ever since I built our wood burning pool heater earlier this spring. I realized that with the same setup I was using for the pool I could also heat water for an indoor heat system. All I needed was some sort of indoor radiator and fan and some underground tubing to cycle the water through.
I am planning to expand my small garage wood shop this winter and did not want to have to run an electric heater all the time to heat the garage. My other options were to purchase a small propane heater, kerosene heater, or some other type of more powerful heat system but those cost money and money is always in short supply around here! So I decided on the wood burning heater instead. In most cases people will just put the barrel stove right in the garage, and that is a very efficient way of heating. However, my insurance company would not allow any wood burning stove (especially a home-made one) inside the home. So this is where the wood burning boiler system design works the best. Although it is not quite as efficient as having the wood burner right in the garage it works very well to heat up our small insulated garage.
Barrel Stove kit – http://amzn.to/1WFrcUp
Pex crimper can be found here – http://amzn.to/1DJ1yF3
Pex tubing – http://amzn.to/1weBdts
Pex clamps – http://amzn.to/16qdvR0
Similar Windows Fan as I used – http://amzn.to/1GR6xS2
Coolant – http://amzn.to/1x4RAHH
Submersible Pump – http://amzn.to/1IGEYL1
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Outdoor Wood Burning Garage Heater – Heat Your Garage For Free Using a Car Radiator!