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  1. #1

    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Western Maryland
    Sath S-370

    Default Totally off the subject

    In reference to the carry all post by "beenthere" it was mention that the wood stove was connected into another furnace.
    Here is my question I have a Jensen coal/wood stove in my basement. It sits along side my Burnham oil hot water boiler. I would like to know if there is a site on the net that someone knows about that could help me figure out how to run the water out of my boiler into my wood stove? Also if possible it has been recommneded that I run my domestic water from my electric hot water tank into the boiler so that my wood stove would be doing triple duty - heating the basement from the blower on the wood stove, heating the upstairs baseboard and also heating the water coming out of the spickets.
    Sorry to get off the tractor topic but you all have such a vast amount of knowledge that I can't help but to ask.

    Thanks Shawn.

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    N Central Ohio

    Default Re: Totally off the subject

    I've got a wood fired hot water furnace outside that does all that u wantand heats the floor in the attached garage(80 degrees right now) and heats the 40x60 shop.
    U would have to build some sort of heat exchanger to go
    into the wood stove and heat the return water from
    U would want SS I would assume to keep corrosion down.

  3. #3
    Veteran Member chim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Lancaster County, PA
    Kubota L3200, Ford 1210

    Default Re: Totally off the subject

    A couple things I'd watch out for are:

    Being able to keep the domestic HW temp below 140F to avoid the "scorch me, I'm a lobster" syndrome.

    Making sure to keep the heating devices flooded. Introducing water into a hot dry stove jacket would be exciting. If I recall, water flashing to steam instantly increases the 1 cubic foot of water to 1,700 cubic feet of steam.

    You don't want to mix water from heating piping with potable water.

    Pressure requirements for the heating system should be way less than your domestic.

    I think the first answer recommending an exchanger is on track. You could set up controls to stop heating the domestic water at a predetermined level, and keep the water of the different systems separate. Sure sounds interesting..............chim

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