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ronan Watters
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Location: Ireland
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Would like a rmh but can't see it working in a small stone cottage where there are a number of small rooms. Worried a rmh would take up a lot room and would leave one room to hot while the others are cold.

The other option of a woodstove which also heats some radiators in the other rooms seams like a better solution in this setting. Im in ireland so winters aren't to bad just damp.

Is there ways to spread the heat round the house better? I can see it heating two rooms well the one it, s in and the one thats behind the wall its against but worried about the other rooms

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Spain has a number of successful RMH Builds and a long history of cob/ adobe,. reach out and identify yourself to your peers ! BIG AL !
 
Sam Ewbank
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Is there ways to spread the heat round the house better? I can see it heating two rooms well the one it, s in and the one thats behind the wall its against but worried about the other rooms


Ronan- From my basic understanding the barrel in the rmh will give you immediate heat for the room it is in. The mass will take in the heat from the flue and is given off slowly as it finds its equilibrium with the existing room temp and also acts as a modulator.

So one response may be to run the flue/exhaust and mass into additional rooms to transfer the heat. You could use fans to move the warm air but you would have additional cost in energy use.

Sam

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