thomas rubino wrote:Hi Ram;
When your dealing with uninformed insurance people it can be tough to legally use a RMH.
Only thought I have is to build a room outdoors containing the rmh and insulated vents going to the house. Here's the problem with that... A) it will not work very well and ....
B) Enter the innocent but uninformed insurance person... (A Favorite saying) YOU CAN"T DO THAT !!! its too close to your home, my gosh what if this funky non certified home built hippy contraption caught on fire ? Your home would burn down and MOST IMPORTANT...the insurance company will not pay (The Most favorite saying)
Some people (not recommending this mind you) But some people just build one anyway... (bad people) who are rule breakers ... who question authority (how dare they!!!)
As a responsible Permies person you should never think that way...
Have a great day !
thomas rubino wrote:Guys I'm sure it can be done but... in that scenario you would want to build a batch box rmh over a J tube. AND it will be badly inefficient.
A rmh mass should be in the room with you to enjoy its warmth. If you are trying to push / pull that hot air thru pipes to the house, the volume loss in line size ,plus the line loss of heat.. it would hardly be worth it. Super hot in your sauna and luke warm air coming in the house. Plus an hourly trip out to the rmh to refill it... really a lot of work for a luke warm return.
Now there is a style of wood burner, known as a Hasa. With a large firebox surrounded by mass with large insulated pipes underground coming indoors. Built away from the house it is designed to be burned for long period's at a time. Uses fans to move the hot air. And insurance people are usually OK with them.