jim ek

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The house has 2000 sq. ft., with basement. One enclosed guest bedroom in the basement. There are three ceiling fans, one above the loft, one above the living area and one above the floor grate which sits above the wood stove. Ya, I agree that the vaulted ceiling is where the heat is stored. I didn't really think about that. Kind of hate to have to run the fans all the time, even one or two of them seems to me to be more energy wasted. I guess what I'm after is to tame the whole thing down a little. We [ my wife and I ] both agree that we have plenty of room in the basement for a rocket stove . We are eager to learn and really appreciate you help. I have included some pictures.. Like I said we have lots of room in the basement for something to happen there. Not very good pictures of the loft and ceiling but as you can see it's a heat keeper. Thank You



5 years ago
New to Rocket Stoves.....It's been driving me crazy watching all our heat go out the chimney. We have a 2000 sq. Ft. log house, very open with a loft. We are currently heating it with a wood stove only. We let them take the propane tank away about five years ago. I was searching the internet trying to find a way to capture the heat we are loosing up the chimney when I ran across Rocket Stoves. Very exciting, I think that in the last two days I've looked a dozens of web sites about rocket stoves . My question is one that I'm sure you guys have heard before. Is it possible for me to heat this house with a rocket stove ? How would I determine what size it should [ needs to ] be ? We are just coming out of the winter from heck and the longest one too. Weeks of -20, -30 . We have a wood stove in the basement duct-ed into the duct work meant for the furnace plus a floor grate above the wood stove. One more thing: We sleep most every night with a bed sheet on us an the comforter at the foot of the bed just in case we need it. We fire up the stove in the morning [ 4 A.M. ], again at 3 p.m. and let it go out during the night. To me it seems like we are burning a lot of wood. Is it possible to use less [ wood ] and get keep the heat ? I love the idea...thank you
5 years ago