i have a encore 2140 wood stove and would like to heat my radiant floor by using a heat exchanger. can anyone help on this. i looked at a friends wood stove not an encore thou. they have a heat exchanger inside the wood stove with a feed and return piped through the back of the stove. i would like to do the same with my encore
this is my first posting on here. if any pics would help i am more than glad to post them
any infor will be greatly appreciated
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While it is possible to create from scratch a system to heat the water off of a wood stove, and then circulate the water stored within a holding tank through a radiant
floor system- ANY attempt to tie it into an already existing fossil fuel fired system pre-existing in your house will violate several building codes, is extremely
dangerous and could result in your certificate of occupancy being revoked!
The only safe system that can be created while using any solid fuel-fired furnace is a zero pressure system vented to the atmosphere in any residential system!
( and we ARE NOT talking about a system that can be permitted !) With the exception of using the hot water storage tank off of the wood stove to pre-warm
the water going to the original heating system, There is no 100% safe way to have both systems connected !
Trying to use any Solid fuel-fired system as a low pressure boiler, or except as described above, creates the extreme likely-hood of the Scenario we Call
Boom-Squish ! Think the Boston Marathon Bombing only with more 2nd and 3rd degree burns !
If you have never seen the Myth Busters episode > 'the exploding domestic hot water tank' Take the time to goto> U-Tube and watch it !
Here is what you can do as a totally separate system only connected to the rest of the houses water system by a water supply system to provide for
future water loss, run your coils in contact with the exterior of your wood stove, and with as short a run as possible plumb a thermo-syphon system
that has your storage tank located above your wood stove From there you can use pumps to circulate water to your floors when the storage tank
which should be insulated and again separated from all other systems, For problems where your hot water storage tank cannot be located above your
wood stove a separate circulating pump should be added and all of your pumps should be a 12-24 volt system run off of two car sized batteries and a
trickle charger - this should easily get you past a 48 hr failure in the grid ! For the good of the Crafts! As always, questions and comments are solicited
and welcome ! BIG AL !
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thanks for the reply scott and allen. i see that VC makes a heat exchanger, but on the diagram looks like a heat shield. my guy that installed my boiler talked about a transfer plate for non pressuriezed boiler to pressurized boiler. the coild installed on my wood boiler should be piped to my reg, boiler and circulated between the 2. controlled by an aquastat that would keep the reg. boiler fromn over heating. i will figure something out
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