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MacGyvered Hot Water Tank for Off Grid Cabin - Fire Burning

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I use a standard household hot water tank and convert it into a hot water tank that runs on wood and will heat water for the off grid cabin in the woods.

Turns out that it's pretty easy to convert a hot water tank. I simply removed the cavity under the tank, and then cleared the air vent outlet. I was able to make a fire right in the tank part, and heat water within just an hour. This works surprisingly well.

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Smaller versions of these are sold in hardware stores just across the border in Mexico.