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"Stick Wood Fired Furnace" DOE Report from 1977-79

 
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I stumbled across this today and thought it looked very much like a rocket style device. They used forced air for combustion, and a heat exchanger for hot water heat. From page 6, "The heat exchanger and combustion can are connected to a storage system through pipes large enough to permit gravity circulation. An open-to-the-atmosphere expansion tank will prevent overpressure." I think Ernie and Erica will be able to glean a lot of useful information from it, it gives a lot of information regarding efficiency and exhaust gas makeup.

Design, Construction and Performance of Stick-Wood Fired Furnace for Residential and Small Commercial Application
 
moose poop looks like football shaped elk poop. About the size of this tiny ad:
Switching from electric heat to a rocket mass heater reduces your carbon footprint as much as parking 7 cars
http://woodheat.net
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