The Cost Of Operating An Illegal Wood Stove

Owning a wood stove in America is more and more becoming a thing of the past. Nanny state politicians and un-elected bureaucrats have decided for everyone else what is safe and what is not safe. But in the more less populated areas of the country, freedom still exists and people can heat their homes with this cheap fuel sources that is even more abundant than it was a hundred years ago.

Wood Stove Restoration

This video is about our wood stove and its spring restoration. We also include what we paid for our stove and what we pay for our wood. Wood stoves are like anything else in life, you get what you pay for. The more you spend for a good quality stove, the more comfort and savings you will get in the long run. And while the stove is easy to operate and maintain, it’s important to have it installed safely and by an expert.

Do you have a wood stove? Leave a comment below on what your experience has been. Tell us what you paid for and what brand name you have.

About Zachary Bauer

Zachary lives with his wife, two sons and his wife's parents on An American Homestead deep in the mountains of the American Ozarks. They all moved there together in July of 2013 where they began to build the homestead. They are off-grid with the exception of a phone line.

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  1. Christopher Leonard

    Shalom Zach,

    Would you please tell me where you purchased the Tzitzit you are wearing in the wood stove video?

  2. I was wondering where you get your waste slab wood at. Thank you.

  3. I am looking for your wooden cheese tray with handle. Snd black area to place cheese
    Purchased mine at Walter Reed Base Exchande and want to buy one for my daughter.
    Mrs Griffin

    • I have a small potbelly woodstove with a flat top that can be used to cook on. it’s called FATSO, which I thought was hilarious. I bought it as a reconditioned antique for $300. and then spent almost $600 for all the pipe and installation parts, and building the hearth and back wall. I made sure it meets all codes. Safety first. This little stove packs a punch heating my 12 x28 lofted cabin toasty warm. I live in very rural Tennessee..

  4. learn to build a masonry heater. Check them at or……there are groups on fakebook that have all of these combined. I am a retired bricklayer and have built fireplaces over the years. I live in Texas. I have discovered rocketstoves and mass masonry heaters and they are incredibly efficient. No smoke. They completely burn all gasses. Heat is retained by mass. Can be done with cobb and mud or brick and refractory. Very very good. I am trying to design one that can be built quickly and done efficiently with materials that are locally procured. They are going to be necessary in this future scenario that is developing.

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