I've been reading about all the RM Stoves and Heaters and I'm really curious in particular about an aspect I haven't seen anywhere here: exhaust CO2.
The heat is mostly bled into the dense mass around the exhaust pipe, so that the final exhaust is typically barely above ambient temperature. It is still heavy on the CO2, however, being combustion exhaust.
But as it's not at 451º, it seems to me that this would be a lovely thing to give to, say, garden plants. I was wondering if anyone had thought about, or perhaps even given a try to feeding RMS exhaust into a greenhouse to see if it aids in plant growth (and sequesters more carbon)
The problem with this idea is that you don't know the CO of the exhaust and whether its safe for humans and animals to breathe in the greenhouse. Also, the CO² can be about 17-19% max, because air is 79% Nitrogen.
Ideally, the exhaust from a fire should be in the 140 to 170°F range storing most of the heat with enough leftover to get it up the chimney.
William Jack ; From these forum pages I have learned that plants are making hay sugars while the Sun shines and Switch over to being mostly Oxygen users at night!
this is when we would normally be experiancing our lowest night time temps and providing supplementary heat, so kinda cross purposes here !
If we could be sure 24/7 of the ratios of Oxygen and CO2 it might be fun to play with the system and see how adding Co2 would actually do, there is a rather famous lady in New
England I THINK who keep chickens penned in the floor area with some further extension of her growing season ! Someone will probably chime in here !
Remember with Carbon Dioxide you only get one chance to be wrong ! Hope this helps Big AL.
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