Just wondering what I can expect as far as amount of heat down on the far side of the building. The flue pipe is about 40'. Will the RMH give off significant heat down the line in the last few rooms? We'll be using 8" pipe and cob mass with a little less mass under the shower there in the last room for space reasons. The exhaust will go out the roof.
It tried to include a sketch but it didn't allow an attachment with .doc extension.
If I could e-mail the plans and that would help, I would do that.
Hi nila; Your mass will be hotter close to the burn tunnel, but with my system the rest of the mass stays evenly hot the rest of the way down. I do not have a 40' straight run but remember with an 8" system you will get temps over 1000 degrees at the top of the barrel , thats a lot of heat! All that heat has nowhere to go but up into your mass! When you first lite your dragon off it will take days to dry out your cob and longer for all of it to finish drying and heat up but .... once its dry and heated up you will LOVE it!!!
Nila Madhava ; so far we have a partial verbal description of your plans for our build, If possible I would plan on significant overhang to protect the Rocket Thermal
Mass from becoming an indirect but long sustaining source of Thermal gain during the summer months. With deep overhangs and setting the RMH back away from
Southern Exposures during winter months, you can still enjoy the Thermal Gain possible when the suns angle allows it to penetrate deeper into the house in the cooler
winter months, cooler in summer, warmer in winter and the other rooms wrapped around it ! BIG AL !
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I'm trying to include a sketch of the build with no luck yet. The .doc files and .odt files are not accepted as attachments. It would help if you saw the plans. There are no south facing windows as we're adding the building to the side of the Barn. There are however going to be a good few north facing windows, and the RMH is going to go along the north wall going east to west from the living room through three small bedrooms and out the far side to the roof through the bathroom.
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