Walter Jeffries wrote:I designed and built my own masonry wood heater. There is no electric nor water to be pushed. It works great. It is a tiny little heater and it keeps our house toasty warm without overheating be it fall, winter or spring. We only burn about 3/4 cord of hard wood a year and it is our primary heat source aside from the solar gain through the windows and appliances, body heat, etc. We're in the mountains of northern Vermont. If it works here it will work most anywhere. Minimal cost too.
How did you deal with the water turning in to a steam bomb as the pressure builds up.
S Bengi wrote:How did you deal with the water turning in to a steam bomb as the pressure builds up. Or how did you deal with the extra mold/humidity if you had a open top hot water container. I ask this mainly because I want to use a RMH to heat my water and also use the water partially as a thermal mass.
Ken Peavey wrote:
Masonry is a doomed craft. The experienced masons are getting older. Entry level positions are going the way of the dodo.
Don't take this as diminishing the efforts of Roger Priddle or Walter Jeffries, thats a job well done! It is certainly possible to design and install your own creation which will give you years of dependable use.