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Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oceanside
Jan 11, 2019 - 10:04am PT
wayno, I would imagine you could put a stove in a fiberglass tub if you used wood setoffs to keep it away from the fiberglass. Supporting the weight might be an issue, those tubs are not that beefy.
hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Jan 11, 2019 - 11:45am PT
well with circulation in play, there would be advantages (after abdicating the sweetest advantage, simplicity) to dropping the snorkel into a companion tank of various descriptions, basically turning it into a water heater. to answer the question you asked ... yes, if depth and crowding can be solved the water volume buffers and moderates peak temps but won't change the max temp tolerance of the fiberglass or any insulation. mounting is typically by way of (4) stainless bolts thru a cylindrical wall of redwood staves (self sealing via swelling), or legs with feet resting on a flat tub floor. if the tub in question wouldn't easily accommodate either scheme, suspension from a davit might be an option. when cooled, cleanout is by scoop from above, so good ergonomics will be rewarded. remember also, a barrier preventing any contact with flesh must be accounted for space wise, and blocking the existing jets might be a downer
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Republic, WA
Jan 11, 2019 - 12:02pm PT
Thanks for the info guys. I am intrigued by the possibilities. I think the simplicity factor should be maintained. I could imagine a bunch of installation situations that could get tricky or expensive. KISS. I do think a separate tank for the snorkel and a pump would not be too hard to put together and still keep it simple. Somehow sitting next to a burning stove in a big tub of water makes me think of frog soup.
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
Sands Motel , Las Vegas
Jan 11, 2019 - 06:27pm PT
Wayno....I salvaged a worn out abandoned red wood tub from a condo project...took it home re-assembled it and got it to hold water with the redwood quickly swelling enough to hold water....I ran a skill saw around the circumference to lop off a foot from the height...didn't put much thought into the whole project and it turned out great....circulated the water by hand....nothing better than soaking in clean water and gazing at the stars...
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Republic, WA
Jan 11, 2019 - 11:14pm PT
Soaking is becoming my go-to remedy for my sore and tired joints. Too many projects exacts its toll. The bathtub inside is just ok.

So I just scored that old cookstove that I showed earlier in this thread. Maybe I can use some redneck tech and get that to heat my tub. My tub Is still in Cali, from a Daoist remodel. Free if I can get it up here. I have a bunch of copper pipe from another remodel. I will need a soak after I bash myself from building the thing.
tom woods

Gym climber
Bishop, CA
Jan 12, 2019 - 07:37pm PT
Rotting Johnny- which snorkel did you buy?

My dad and I have been trying to rig modern hot tub plumbing through an old coal stove. So far, not so good. We coiled some copper tube in the stove to heat the water, but we've had a lot of leak issues between plastic plumbing and hot copper.

We have a couple of redwood tanks. They swell right up when you want to use them, or throw a little sawdust in to stop the last leaks.

I've been eyeballing the snorkel stoves for a while now.

rottingjohnny

Sport climber
Sands Motel , Las Vegas
Jan 12, 2019 - 08:33pm PT
Tom...It was a Snorkel Stove....I guess they have a bigger stove but i went with the smaller Snorkel...
F

climber
away from the ground
Jan 20, 2019 - 01:59pm PT
Tulikivi
Tulikivi

It takes a while to get the whole thing warmed up, but it takes even longer to cool down a thousand pounds of soapstone.
cavemonkey

Ice climber
ak
Jan 21, 2019 - 02:02am PT
Heading out to the cabin and the wood stove and canít wait!
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