Wood Fired Hot Tub Plans
Wood fired hot tub plans are actually rather straight forward. All of the components are rather common, and
there is no fancy, intricate, or professional work needed. Since the heating in this kind of hot tub is wood and
not electrical, there are no concerns over electrical certification or anything like that. Let’s look at these a
If you are interested in building your own hot tub, a wood fueled one is about as simple as it gets. They can be
extremely simple to make. They will also use very common materials. Compare this to trying to get plans for an
electric hot tub. Many electric hot tubs have to deal with water jets, filters, and other things that make them
basically a nightmare to try and build. For a wood burning hot tub, the plans only call for common everyday
The basic tub part can be anything that will hold water and not melt within normal running conditions. Some
people get a large barrel from somewhere and cut off the top, while others make their own tub part out of cedar.
Cedar is a great option if you want to make your own tub as it is very easy to work with and it is also naturally
very resistant to the elements and bugs. All you do is design one the size that you think will comfortable hold the
number of people that you are interested in having it hold. Make sure to factor in room for seating of some kind.
Some simple wooden benches are all that is really needed.
Some kind of wood stove is also needed to heat the water. There are two basic designs that wood fired hot tub
plans would need to take care into consideration. Some plans have the fireplace sitting in the hot tub with
all the water. Clearly these need to be water proof. Other plans have the fireplace sitting outside the tub with
pipes running between the fireplace and the hot tub. The pipes will draw the cold water to the fireplace and then
return the heated water to the hot tub. A simple way of heating the water is to have the pipes attacked to a normal
radiator. The heat from the fireplace will have the best chance to quickly heat up the water very quickly so it can
return to the hot tub. These designs can take a few hours to heat a full tub of water depending on the temperature
and weather conditions.