Why is there a nearly naked gnome on this post? All because the Snorkel Stove Company loves gnomes. They specialize in providing hot tubs that are not only made of wood, they also burn wood! The Snorkel Stove utilizes a remarkable submerged wood burning heater. The average tub heats up at the rate of 30 degrees F, or more per hour. Thankfully a protective fence/backrest is supplied with the stoves to separate the bathing area from the heater. Otherwise we would be hearing about boiled gnomes. The Snorkel and Scuba reportedly will burn just about anything, but the most popular fuels are firewood and coal. The Snorkel Stove was originally developed at the University of Alaska. The purpose was to create an efficient wood burning water heater that would provide the luxury of hot tubbing in rural areas without electricity. Apparently, the original stove became so popular that demand grew rapidly. After making stoves for friends and neighbors, their popularity continued to grow and the Snorkel Stove Company was formed in the late 70’s. Hot tub and stove combinations range roughly $2000-$4000. Lots of gnomes and more details are available through the manufacturer’s web site, Snorkel.com.
About Marc Lyman
Marc grew up under a brave single mom who "encouraged" home improvement on the family home. Early toddler gifts included a tool set, and even a cordless Bosch drill when cordless drills first came out. In grade school (give or take a few years), Marc's mom said, "We need to cut down some trees. . . . here's a chainsaw." A father figure also involved Marc in many home improvement projects, including a summer of home remodeling in Palo Alto, CA. Toss in some Obsessive Compulsive personality traits researching everything home improvement related. The end result: a genetically pre-disposed, socially sculpted home improvement machine! For his complete profile, please visit our About page. Really, it's worth it.