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I am installing a hot water heater as a heat storage above a wood fired, forced air furnace, with a hot water loop. will this serculate by convection only?  or will I need a serc. pump to assist?
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if you put a drawing we might be able to help you.
 
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If laid out for proper convective circulation, it might work. The bigger the connecting pipes, the more likely it will be to work. A pump will make it work faster.

What will be best for your situation depends on the exact details of the installation and what you want from it.
 
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The wood furnace stands about 48" high, I plan in using a gas hot water heater for the heat reservoir. on a stand 54" high (so I can pass through under it). This will dictate 3/4" piping. eventually I may install a larger tank as I intend to incorporate a solar heat collector into the system eventually. It looks like I can input photos and drawings as attachments, is that right?
 
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Eric Sandberg wrote:The wood furnace stands about 48" high, I plan in using a gas hot water heater for the heat reservoir. on a stand 54" high (so I can pass through under it). This will dictate 3/4" piping. eventually I may install a larger tank as I intend to incorporate a solar heat collector into the system eventually. It looks like I can input photos and drawings as attachments, is that right?



Yes you can attach photos just click the "attachment" below if you put photos I can edit the photo so you will know exactly where and what to put and explain to you why.
 
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Here is the data plate for the Forced air heater, with a hot water loop.
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