Of course we recycle in our home. But reusing is even better. And landfill waste is a last resort. This Ted Talk completely changed how we think about recycling.
Our green scraps are composted or fed to the worms or chickens. Our paper and cardboard waste is reused. We shred all of our paper and cardboard. The shredded paper is composted and the shredded cardboard is turned into briquettes that we then burn in our wood burning stove. We will post soon on that process.
I converted the Vogelzang Barrel Stove Kit I built into a simple pool heater and so far it has been working great. In this video, I show the conversion process and how I am diverting the water using the existing pool pump. This is an excellent way to heat your pool for free! I have been using recycled paper logs as well as free pallet wood for fuel and a few seasoned logs to extend the burn time. I will post actual temperatures as soon as I get the thermometer installed into the diverter.
Copper pipes coming out of stove:
Watch this video to learn how to heat your pool using an inexpensive wood burner!
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