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Hello!

I am in the process of building my first rocket stove and need advice on placement...

I have a 40 x 25 foot ranch house with a basement... Last winter I was using my conventional wood stove and I loved the heat it gave off, but not all the waste going up the chimney. The house is very well insulated and even here in North Central MA, I can go a winter on slightly over 1 tank of oil.

In the basement, I also have a small fireplace with it's own chimney flue. I was wondering would it make sense to put the rocket stove down in the basement and let it warm the house from below.. I am thinking this would heat more of the structure of the house, allowing for the house to be its own thermal mass. And it would allow me to build a bigger cob thermal battery.. since I don't have to worry about weight on the concrete basement floor.

Any thoughts?

Thanks
Harold
 
                                  
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Harold,

I've got a standard woodburner in my basement.  It does heat the thermal mass of the basement, warms the entire house, and keeps my water pipes from freezing in the winter cold.

Don
 
                                    
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ok, sounds good... just seems reasonable to try this... the basement has many tons of thermal mass, thick concrete floor and walls... why not charge them up! Would love to hear others experience too...

Thanks
Harold
 
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