Well what if I don't really sit down that much? Is it still good then? And what if the room I am in doesn't fit a RMH?
I'm usually in the kitchen most of the day, and I can't really see how we could fit a RHM in there. We had planned to put one in the living room, but that isn't really close to the kitchen (we have a very big old farm house), and would only really serve us a couple of hours a day...
My husband has suggested putting a really efficient convection heater in the children's room as it is between the kitchen and living room, but I would love to figure out if I could maybe add some conversation toon properties to a RMH instead?
So maybe putting one in the room between the kitchen and living room would provide mist value for us? How much space are they able to heat? And can you add some kind of cape on the barrel to increase convection?
Tobias Ber wrote:hm... could you take a wall out and rebuild it with the pipes of the rmh to have the wall act as mass? the firebox could be in another room then...
... every time we have put in a door or window where there was none, the entire wall above collapsed... which was OK when there was no roof on the house, but I'd be very sad if it happened with the new roof in...
thomas rubino wrote:Well Dawn , you had better not do that then ... LOL ... I think a rmh would work for you. You may end up keeping it lit longer than someone who can be in the same room sitting on it. True heated up burn time for an 8" J tube is 40 minutes between loading. If your home, that's easy and a fan will keep the heat moving. If your on the go and the stove goes out ,its still radiating warmth for hours and when you come back, there is nothing easier than relighting a warmed up rmh.
Most days zip would only need to heat it in the evening - it the house feels cold I can go outside and warm up while the sun is out. Only on weeks like this last one would I turn it on during the day.
The rocket itself could be in the living room, and the feed in the kitchen,if you think you might be able to sneak a small penetration through the wall,or perhaps under it.