Erin Meyer-O'Day

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Highland, WI
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Thank you all for your help so far! I apologize for my delay in responding-we've had quite a busy week! I will definitely be buying the book that was recommended-as we want to have this built by NEXT fall, so we've got some time. As far as the existing chimney-I have no idea on inside dimensions-we are only renting. That being said, we won't be able to take out the flooring, as they glued it directly to the concrete-is there another type of base we can use? I like the idea of using the stack as part of the mass or bell, however, the white brick you see-not actually brick-just a bricking facade that is about a half inch thick-it has started to come off in a few places. We're not opposed to taking it all off and refinished the concrete that is already there. I'm pretty sure it's been repainted many times over the years, so probably lead paint in the bottom layers-from the late 70's/early 80's.
As far as the dragon heaters being out of business-I guess that would explain why so many of their links to their blogs don't work! LOL I think a simple J tube would be sufficient, but our brother in law is the one that turned us on this idea, and he has a lot of calculations already done for a batch box-so we might go that route-we'll have to do some measuring and see what will fit better.
The house is not really that well insulated, so we'd have plenty of airflow for a draft to be drawn. We're working on fixing up bits and pieces-but we've only been here a few months.
I think that's all for now-I'll be ordering the book soon, and will come back for more questions later! Thanks again!
1 month ago
Hi All! I'm new to this forum...and have been reading many different threads with many different options. I'm new to the world of RMH, Dragon Heaters, etc. I would like to ask for some help-I have attached a picture of an existing chimney stack that is in our house. We have an adapter for a 6 inch pipe. The stack itself measures about 22" wide. I think after reading through different threads, I've come to the conclusion that a dragon heater/castle build may be the most efficient use of space for us? The whole house is about 1000sq ft, and this stack is smack dab in the middle! (quite convenient really) We'd like the smallest footprint possible, but I'd have no idea where to start in short of buying books, etc. I will gladly do that, but would appreciate your input first so I'm not buying extraenous sources of information. The floor is laminate over concrete (no vapor barrier-it was done a LONG time ago, and we only rent, but the owner has given us permission to do as we wish) We are in SW Wisconsin. I have checked about permits, and since our house was built before June 1, 1980, we do not need a permit at all!
1 month ago