Rufus Laggren wrote:Thanks for your response. Your testing approach seems about the only responsible way and I'm glad somebody's taking the time/effort. Also, the 1)passive 2)reliable criteria seem pretty good also.
FWIW I'll pass on a link you might find worthwhile some time - www.heatinghelp.com. A small business vehicle, it attracts mostly smart professionals who love their craft. Doesn't relate directly (lot of digital whiz-bang there), but there are some good discussions of heating in general and quality people are good to know; they might have some interest in your version of HVAC, too. Dan Hollohan, the owner, is quite ecletic and a most decent person.
Which makes me think of a Q: Do RMH installs have any condensation issues where the surfaces' temps get below the condensation point for the wood fire gasses?
IIRC 137F. is where natural gas combustion products (don't know about wood fuel) condense onto a surface and lots of thought goes into dealing with that phenomenon. Or do the RMH flue gasses always remain hot enough all the way through to the atmosphere to prevent any condensation?
Matt Walker wrote:Wow, what a great post Erica. Lots of food for thought there.
I just made a little video that talks a bit about my experience with my door/window combo so far, and touches on one of Rufus' questions.
Ernie Wisner wrote:
Gas heat is kinda wet and icky IMO. I've used it on boats and in campers and its always wet. so i dunno maybe there is less water in our burns. but i dont think we burn as wet as Gas and dont have much of that concern.