Oh hell yeah, I wants me one of these!
Looks like some kind of cast iron dual turbo V8 Wankel engine ... but it’s a wood stove. Dem crazy Canadians, eh, what will dey tink of next?
This modern Canadian wood burning stove is as innovative as it is beautiful. The best part of this indoor combustion chamber is the piping system. During operation, the air heats up very rapidly. Obeying the laws of physics, this hot air rises and flows out of the pipes on the top. Cold air is drawn in from the bottom, is heated up as well and follows this continuous cycle. As a result of this constant circulation, the warm air is distributed quickly and evenly throughout the room.
Bullerjan hot air furnaces have been around for about 30 years now with a loyal following in North America and mainland Europe.
They were first devised by Canadian Lumberjacks in the snowy Rocky Mountains for heating the log cabin quickly. They wanted the warmth to be evenly distributed.
The stove is available in any number of sizes, from 4 pipes to at least 12. They also make it wrapped in soap stone, which will radiate heat for hours and hours after the fire has burned down.
The only problem is, this “Canadian” stove “designed by lumberjacks” isn’t available for sale in either Canada or the USA. It’s made in Germany, and that’s where it’s sold. A bit of marketing hyper perhaps? Or just not being bothered to go through the endless EPA red tape to get a product approved for import? Who knows? I don’t know whether it runs on logs or on pellets either. All I can say is it looks awesome.
Too bad they didn’t put in the part that any REAL lumberjacks would have welding on first thing - a flat iron plate across the top to use as a stove or as a warming plate. Where to put the big enamel coffee pot, eh Pierre?
Latest designer version uses flat pipes that also form the walls of the combustion chamber. Better heat transfer probably, and less of a NASCAR look, but probably won’t last as long.
Cool design! Weird that it’s a German company claiming it was invented by Canadian Lumberjacks. I’ve never heard of a lumberjack stove like this, what you’d usually see is a square box, or a potbelly stove.
Oh well, as you noted, maybe that aspect is just a marketing schtick.
Still, it looks awesome! Need to figure out how to build one. Should be simple enough.