Vogelzang Barrel Stove Kit, Model# BK100E
Not as good as the first one I bought 2 years ago
Two years ago, I made a food smoker using this kit and the double barrel adapter kit. This door is missing the knob for the latch, and the fire grate that I also bought is smaller that the fist one at about the same price.
June 15, 2014
Works exactly like advertised, heats my shop quite well. I used new barrels for my install, I recommend the same. Burn all the paint you can outside building prior to install.. (Tip)
February 10, 2014
Need only a few tool to assemble. You need drill, zig saw with metal blade, screw drives and wrench. Instructions were very simple. The door makes it easy to load with wood. It makes a great stove for my work shop. I would recommend this to any of my friends who wants a quick heating stove. And it does heat good. I have had no problems it.
February 7, 2014
Barrel stove kit
I just got my barrel stove kit it looks great cant wait to put it together and see how well it works! It seems like it is well built and will work great. Looks that it will be simple to install and is self explanatory and will be quick and easy. I looked at other stove kits and this one seemed to be the best priced for the same thing as all the other ones! It doesn't seem any different in quality as the other ones I looked at if anything its better.
February 7, 2014
This kit was easy to install and had all the necessary hardware. Works great.
February 5, 2014
Not what is pictured.
I have previously purchased and am using a Vogelzang barrel stove. I ordered what I thought was another one and received a poor quality imitation. The one pictured in the photo, Vogelzang name cast on the door is not what you receive it says "Barrel Stove" and it is inferior to the original Vogelzang. The parts don't fit the bolt holes were too big for the bolts supplied half of the nuts would not thread onto the bolts, the flue collar would not accept a 6" pipe just overall poor quality.
December 11, 2013
Not as good as older product
This kit is similar to older kit ordered but door so much thinner it warped on third fire; now door leaks so much air the wood burns much faster. Not as air-tight as before. No seal available that will fit gap. Poor quality door, i.e. thin metal. Wish we had kept old door and hinges; much thicker and better. Would not recommend.
November 27, 2013
Best Bang for the Buck
The University of Vermont built an instrumented test cell for wood stoves when they became popular in the 70s. They tested the major brands for output and efficiency. At the end of the llst of factory units they loaded up a 55 gallon barrel stove as a baseline. It is fortunate that they ran it last, It damaged the test cell. A barrel stove is the best bang for the buck on the market. A 30 gallon stove is a bit more manageable unless you are heating a pole barn. Add the second barrel on top for more heat recovery from the smoke. Install the griddle option if you want to cook. A barrel stove is a very flexible unit. The look grows on you too.
Vogelzang is the Cadillac of barrel stove kits. The big door just fits in the end of a 30 gallon barrel. You don't want to load wood as big as the door. It lets you load twisted pieces of wood that wouldn't fit through a small door. It also facilitates cleanout when you ash the stove.
August 20, 2012
Takes about two hours to set up, drilling and cutting. Set the feet and the front opening first and then do the exhaust opening so you can better line it up.
Finally use black pipe not the silver galvanized, it will give off a toxic oder.
May 18, 2012
I love this stove. I put this is the basement and heated with it all winter. It's a bit tricky to get it to draft, when its very cold. But once it gets going, it burns slow and hot! If you have a safe place to put it, you'll get no better heat for so little money!
May 14, 2012