Joel Huppe

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I dont have metal to do that but I have a sheet of cement board and some resilient channel metal strapping. Do you think that can do the trick ? So id have the double brick wall, about 3 inches air space then cement board off the wall about an inch
5 months ago
Thank you Gerry. I like it better that way too but what worries me is the clearance to the wall. Theirs no way I can make it 18 inches that puts the heater to much in the way. If i do the double brick wall with 3-4 inch air space behind do you think thats safe ?
5 months ago
Another critical point is making the heater not stick out to much to block the hallway as it get tight with the spiral staircase at head height if you do and i dont want a hot barrel against a narrow hallway where people might rub against it and burn themselves by accident
6 months ago
Moving the chimney is not an option because I dont have the funds right now but its already in the best spot going to the top of the roof and running indoors for a good 25 ft
6 months ago
Other idea is to flip the heater around the wall to reduce the clearance by having the feed close to the wall and the barrel out in the living room
6 months ago
With the barrel. The udea is leave 4 inch aur space and then build a double brick wall behind the barrel to protect the wall and radiate heat with the ducts running along the woodstove wall and connecting to chimney
6 months ago
Hey, im getting ready to build my RMH and ive laid it out a few times in my space. Its tricky because I have a tight space and im building it around an inside corner of an interior wall that goes to the front foor, and is hallways that seperates the main living/cooking area with the mechanical room, washroom and stairs that go up. I will posts pictures bellow to show the area as well as measurments and different layout ideas ive had. Just looking for second opinions maybe some of you will have ideas I havnt thought off.

White wall is 78 inches from outside corner to the front door

Wood stove wall is 50 inches and us a load bearing wall.
6 months ago
This is the space im working with. I dont really know if the house is "well insulated" its strawbale but it seems drafty and I do have the issue with the heat rising. I do have a ceiling fan but plan on installing a more powerful one. Ive been fixing up the house slowly and fixing some of the worst draft spots and thats help a lot already.  

Yesterday it was -13F (-25C) and I was gone all day and only left a space heater on when I got home at night it was close to 50F or 10C in the house. It took a couple hours to warm it back up to the high 60s but again upstairs during the.peak heat must of got around 75. The wood stove can heat up the place nicely but it just feels so inneficient. I can be sitting in front of it with the door closed and barely feel any heat. The pipe radiates an ok amount but I feel like most of the heat just gets sucked up. Its got a super strong draft with that tall chimney. I was sorta worried the barrel would make the upstairs way to hot so a brick bell could be something to consider.  Plus weve had a very mild winter compared to the norm and ive used 2.5 cords already but I only burn if its quite cold. Next winter my girlfriend will move in and I imagine ill have to keep the place a bit warmer lol


The house is 24 feet by 24 with slab and ive got two big 5x5 facing south. In the morning the heat from the sun on those two windows is awesome even on a cold day ( 0F or -6c). Im hoping a 6 inch system is powerful enough to heat the place. I already have the chimney in place and wouldnt have to buy new pipes plus out here 8' pipe is just hard to find. I found one store that could order some for me but it was ceszy expensive.

That is a really good idea with the plywood box ill make sure to go over your build thread again I must of missed that part !
7 months ago