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Postby Guy » Sat Aug 04, 2007 3:10 pm

Dear DO Masters,

Is there anything any of you have used to recycle all the extra heat left in you charcoal after your dishes have cooked. Something like a heat pot to put the hot coals in and use them to take the chill of the interior of the tear without wasting the energy? Just a question for thought?


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Postby dmb90260 » Sat Aug 04, 2007 3:49 pm

You need to find a early America bed warmer pan, that is exactly what they did. All I can recall (from text books not real life) is a copper looking ornate pan with a flip lid and long handle. You filled it with embers and slipped that between the down comforters in Cold New England before going to bed.
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Postby Dean in Eureka, CA » Sat Aug 04, 2007 3:59 pm

Guy,
I've got an Atwood furnace I bought after being on this forum for... Oh, about a week.
Was gonna install it in the Chieftain, (Formerly named Copperwood) before I realized how well one or better yet, two stay warm in such a small space with no heat at all...
I'm sure placing a warm dutch oven in a tear would warm it up, but I wouldn't want any live coals going...
I'm sure keeping a lid on them would snuff 'em out, but would still release C. M. into the cabin...
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Postby asianflava » Sat Aug 04, 2007 4:15 pm

I would think that the coals would make it smokey inside a tear. Maybe putting the coals in a pot, then dumping them out prior to placing the pot in the tear.
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Postby Miriam C. » Sat Aug 04, 2007 8:18 pm

Don't do this at home but:
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Postby Lesbest » Sat Aug 04, 2007 10:46 pm

Those coal or charcal heaters were fine with those drafty old houses, but not with a tight newly constructed trailer. Oxygen depletion could be hazardous to your health.
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Postby mfkaplan » Sun Aug 05, 2007 12:04 am

How about using the coals to heat some water to fill a good old fashioned type hot water bag. Much safer.
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Great Suggestions

Postby Guy » Sun Aug 05, 2007 10:47 pm

Thanks, All. Great suggestions.
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