How to Heat an Off Grid Log Cabin with Wood, Thermal Imaging Scan (infrared)

Testing the heat loss in my off grid log cabin, I use my infrared thermal imaging camera to take night time photos of the cabin while the wood stove is on, and then again the following morning when the fire is no longer burning. My woodburning stove is not the most efficient for primary heating, so I show exactly how it functions and what I can do to make it more efficient, saving wood and money in the process. It’s interesting to see my dog, Cali the Golden Retriever, show up on the thermal image and how cool she is compared to the surrounding walls, table and bed that she’s lying on. The tiny house should be very easy to heat once the pointing (mortar) is done inside and out and I can use what I’ve learned on this log cabin to help me design and build the other structures on my wilderness homestead. Working and collecting firewood alone is challenging, so I want to maximize the efficiency of each building in order to make this long term off grid survival situation more economically feasible. If I can reduce the amount of fuel needed to heat each off grid building, I can provide all of the energy I need for free from the property. This is going to require the installation of rocket stove (rocket mass heater) to use the wood more efficiently. I have a few upcoming diy projects that this thermal scan technology will help with – the bread oven, the sauna, the workshop and the maple sugar shack. Links to Products Used: Solar LED light bulb 15W http://amzn.to/2BQvSQ2 Agawa Canyon Boreal 21 Saw http://amzn.to/2BPV6OF Copper Fairy lights http://amzn.to/2BCmF0X Solar String Lights http://amzn.to/2DvgU2n Banneton 12″ round http://amzn.to/2ByxwsF Lodge Dutch Oven http://amzn.to/2kHuxDQ Flamen heat resistant gloves up to 500 degrees http://amzn.to/2l1mRMm Rocksheat baking stone http://amzn.to/2kF6eql Mora Knife http://amzn.to/2BOiv35 Lamp OiI http://amzn.to/2qz0nZ1 Wall Lantern (candle lit) http://amzn.to/2Dpa0MK Moka Pot http://amzn.to/2DEomvO Canada http://amzn.to/2ndmtw6 USA Canon 6D http://amzn.to/2EdaZjs DJI Mavic Pro http://amzn.to/2DHuJib Bragg’s Sprinkle http://amzn.to/2EdouzK To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels; Website: http://myselfreliance.com/ Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/MySelfReliance/ Personal Facebook Page (Shawn James) – https://www.facebook.com/shawn.james.msr Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/myselfreliance/ Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20042 Barrie, Ontario L4M…

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Testing the heat loss in my off grid log cabin, I use my infrared thermal imaging camera to take night time photos of the cabin while the wood stove is on, and then again the following morning when the fire is no longer burning. My woodburning stove is not the most efficient for primary heating, so I show exactly how it functions and what I can do to make it more efficient, saving wood and money in the process. It’s interesting to see my dog, Cali the Golden Retriever, show up on the thermal image and how cool she is compared to the surrounding walls, table and bed that she’s lying on.
The tiny house should be very easy to heat once the pointing (mortar) is done inside and out and I can use what I’ve learned on this log cabin to help me design and build the other structures on my wilderness homestead. Working and collecting firewood alone is challenging, so I want to maximize the efficiency of each building in order to make this long term off grid survival situation more economically feasible. If I can reduce the amount of fuel needed to heat each off grid building, I can provide all of the energy I need for free from the property. This is going to require the installation of rocket stove (rocket mass heater) to use the wood more efficiently.
I have a few upcoming diy projects that this thermal scan technology will help with – the bread oven, the sauna, the workshop and the maple sugar shack.

Links to Products Used:

Solar LED light bulb 15W
http://amzn.to/2BQvSQ2

Agawa Canyon Boreal 21 Saw
http://amzn.to/2BPV6OF

Copper Fairy lights
http://amzn.to/2BCmF0X

Solar String Lights
http://amzn.to/2DvgU2n

Banneton 12″ round
http://amzn.to/2ByxwsF

Lodge Dutch Oven
http://amzn.to/2kHuxDQ

Flamen heat resistant gloves up to 500 degrees
http://amzn.to/2l1mRMm

Rocksheat baking stone
http://amzn.to/2kF6eql

Mora Knife
http://amzn.to/2BOiv35

Lamp OiI
http://amzn.to/2qz0nZ1

Wall Lantern (candle lit)
http://amzn.to/2Dpa0MK

Moka Pot
http://amzn.to/2DEomvO Canada
http://amzn.to/2ndmtw6 USA

Canon 6D
http://amzn.to/2EdaZjs

DJI Mavic Pro
http://amzn.to/2DHuJib

Bragg’s Sprinkle
http://amzn.to/2EdouzK

To see what I’m up to during the rest of the week, please follow me on my other online channels;

Website: http://myselfreliance.com/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/MySelfReliance/
Personal Facebook Page (Shawn James) – https://www.facebook.com/shawn.james.msr
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/myselfreliance/

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 20042
Barrie, Ontario
L4M 6E9
Canada

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