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Rocket Stove to old fashioned radiator?

 
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Hi to all,

I have always liked old fashioned cast iron radiators and was wondering if anybody had connected one to a rocket stove to one to extend the reach of the unit into individual rooms? Thanks.
 
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IIRC, it's been done.

Search for squish boom.
 
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Good to know. I currently have steam radiators in the house I rent - I really like them. Our friends have heated air which is very drying. I’m not going to do anything here, but knowing it’s possible to use a rocket stove and existing radiators sounds like a win win. Definitely want to avoid any squish boom . . . I guess, in my case, tracking down an broad-minded engineer could be the biggest challenge.
 
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I saw this product which might be interesting for this conversation. Interested in what others think.


Heat hero

Description
Heat Hero Direct was designed to operate in single or dual solid fuel heating system. It is open vented, safe, fully efficient, easily installed and allows the water circulate directly from the solid fuel boiler to the radiators and DHW without going through a heat exchanger. This allows the solid fuel boiler operate fully efficiently with good heat transfer throughout the home.

BENEFITS OF HEAT HERO DIRECT

Heat Hero Direct is a safe open vented heating system that has gravity and a built in 44 KW cooling loop that will cool the solid fuel boiler in the event of power failure.
The heat from the solid fuel boiler is directly circulated to the radiators and DHW without going through a heat exchanger which allows the solid fuel boiler operate fully efficiently.
There is no need to dig up floors to install gravity pipes.
There is no need to change a single coil cylinder to a dual coil cylinder.
Heat Hero Direct is very easily installed and has no electrical connections.
The pipe thermostat is installed beside the solid fuel boiler for accurate temperature readings.
Heat Hero Direct is compatible with pressurised and open vented single coil cylinders.


My question is, has anyone experimented with making a back boiler and using such device to provide hot water and hot radiators aswell as the rocket mass heater.

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