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Mud and Paul (and Andres) are keen to make an infographic about home heat choices.  Across the top will be types of heat.  And down the left side will be attributes/metrics.  With each metric will be a link to a thread that will act as a source for that row of information in the infographic.  Or, hopefully, a bit of a bibliography.  This thread is one of those threads.

Paul thinks that this work is so very critically important that he wanted to see if by starting these threads, the work can get started.  He very much hopes that you all will add to this effort so that we might be done in a tenth of the time than if it were just him and Mud working on it.


All of the metrics for all of infographic is focused on "average for Montana".  Keeping in mind that the average Montana home is 2000 square feet.

Here is the working thread of all the data collected: https://permies.com/wiki/204534/creating-heat-infographic

The row for this thread is Able to use home waste and will contain data for the following types of heating systems:



Electric Baseboard - no




Mini Splits - no




In Ground Heat Pump - no




Central Natural Gas Furnace - no




Central Propane Furnace - no




Pellet Stove - no




Wood Stove - paper, cardboard and wood scraps




Modern wood stove - paper, cardboard and wood scraps




Masonry Heater - paper, cardboard and wood scraps




Rocket Mass Heater - paper, cardboard and wood scraps

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Able to use home waste



Electric Baseboard
NO




Mini Splits
NO



In Ground Heat Pump

Maybe? Could use home waste or things you are recycling it you happen to have the materials i.e. pipes or tanks that can be repurposed for this use.
Depends on what we mean by 'home waste'

Most likely NO




Natural Gas

NO



Propane

NO


Wood Stove

Maybe? Would you want to?

Probably not

Modern wood stove

NO


Pellet Stove

NO


Masonry Heater
Maybe? Would you want to?

Probably not



Rocket Mass Heater

Yes actually
If we define 'home waste' as kitchen paper scraps or dried yard waste such as leaves and twigs we could use them in certain cases for this purpose.
 
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Electric Baseboard--NO




Mini Splits--NO



In Ground Heat Pump--NO


Natural Gas--NO


Propane--NO


Wood Stove--Yes. Not always a good idea.

Modern wood stove--Yes. Not always a good idea.

Pellet Stove--No

Masonry Heater--Yes. Not always a good idea.

Rocket Mass Heater--Yes. Not always a good idea.

 
Maybe he went home and went to bed. And took this tiny ad with him:
Rocket Mass Heater Jamboree And Updates
https://permies.com/t/170234/Rocket-Mass-Heater-Jamboree-Updates
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