Make your own garden tub heated with wood by following this easy step by step guide.
Lounging in a hot tub is a wonderfully relaxing way to end a difficult day. Unfortunately, its extremely expensive to buy a hot tub and heat it using gas or electricity. Build your own wood fired hot tub instead, saving you money and earning you bragging rights among your friends.
Basic Considerations 1 Plan where you're going to place your hot tub and bring in sand to create a level base for it to sit on. Place it on the sand, then use a level to make sure that it's not slanted. Buy a metal or plastic bulk liquids or stock tank that suits your needs. You can purchase the tank at a local feed store.
Replace the top ring of the cage. You may weld, bolt or wire this ring into place, but the results must be smooth so they don't tear the liner. Put the tank back in the cage. Draw a horizontal line with a marker just below curve at the top of the tank. Use the cage's lip as a reference when you're drawing the line.
Heat the top portion of the plastic with a heat gun, then bend the plastic flaps over the rim of the cage. Clamp the flaps in place until they've cooled.
Creating a thermosyphon as described in the previous step, but force the water to run through an piping system located at the bottom of your tub. This will indirectly heat the water in your tub, heating more slowly, but preventing possible burns.