I have been contemplating a rather large concept RMH. I was thinking of putting the stove itself in the basement and plumbing the pipes through the floor and into the first floor and then exhaust through a woodstove thimble in the livingroom. I was thinking of a large cob bench along the wall around the piping. I was also thinking about the feasibility of also putting coiled water piping circulating water around the stove itself to try to get maximum recovery of heat available.
I have googled and researched the heck out of these topics with nearly no success. Obviously I have TONS of questions and would appreciate any help I might get out there.
Well you didnt get success because i dont put out experiments that i am working on
so you want a basement heater piped to a bench on the first floor and a water coil.
well pick one mass to heat, water coil or bench not both. water is very good mass and copper transfers heat really well. but water has a problem you never know how cold it will be when it hits the coil. this means that sometimes the water will take up a little heat and other times it will take up allot of heat. the mass of the bench is a constant it takes up heat in a predictable way. So I would suggest you pick one or the other because you cant get everything from the stove; you still need a few degrees (100 in fact) to make lift for the exhaust gasses heading out your chimney boot.
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Ernie and Erica
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