wooden tiny house with hot tub How to Build a Wood Fired Hot Tub

by:ALPHA     2019-06-10

How to build a hot tub with wood burning.Lying in the hot tub is a very relaxing way to end a difficult day.Unfortunately, it is very expensive to buy a hot tub and heat it up with gas or electricity.Instead, build your own firewood hot tub, save you money and get bragging rights among friends.Plan where you are going to put the hot tub, then bring the sand in and create a horizontal base for it that can sit on it.Put it on the sand and then use the level to make sure it doesn't tilt.Buy metal or plastic bulk liquids or stock tanks that suit your needs.You can buy tanks at the local feed store.Choose a heating device for your hot tub.You can make your own heater or buy it yourself.The Chofu heater is ideal for hot tub and can be found online.Any wood burning heater designed for heating hot tub is a good choice.Unwrap the horizontal bar that holds the plastic tank in the cage, and then remove the tank.Cut off the top of the cage using a hacksaw or grinder.When sitting in the tank, shorten the cage to a comfortable height.Smooth steel edges using a grinder or file.Sharp edges can tear your plastic lining.Replace the top ring of the cage.You can weld, Bolt or wire this ring in place, but the result must be smooth so they don't tear the padding.Put the tank back in the cage.Draw a horizontal line with marks below the curve at the top of the tank.When you draw the line, use the lip of the cage as a reference.Cut off the top of the tank on the line you marked with a hand or hacksaw.If you put the top on one side, it can be used as a cover to prevent debris later.Cut deep slots to every corner of the tank and stop about 1/2 above the top of the cage.Heat the top of the plastic with a hot gun, then bend the plastic flap to the edge of the cage.Clamp the flaps in place until they cool down.Buy a commercial snorkeling stove or build your own.The snorkeling stove is just a small waterproof wood stove with an inlet for adding fuel and a tube for guiding smoke.You can build one with any heavy metal container that can withstand direct burning.Fire under the suspended home radiator to produce a hot siphon.Place the top of the radiator below the bottom of the hot tub.The pipe from the bottom of the bathtub to the bottom of the radiator, and the other pipe from the top of the radiator to the half of the bathtub.Create a hot siphon as described in the previous step, but force the water through the piping system located at the bottom of the bathtub.This will indirectly heat the water in the bathtub, which is slower to heat but can prevent possible burns.
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