Redneck fab.Hot tap water and house heat powered by firewood

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Redneck fab.Hot tap water and house heat powered by firewood

Post by schmauster920 » Tue Dec 30, 2014 3:22 am

Im going to be building this soon to heat my small home and have hot water. Its off the grid and theres unlimited firewood.

It will be uphill so the hot tap water will be easy, the house will be heated via an old ford van radiator and electric fan built into a false cabinet. I'd love to do something with the thermosiphon effect (not need a water pump)

Should be fun, it will consist of 2 barrels and scrap metal for the most part. The picture illustrates the chimney going through the water tank to use heat efficiently. Safety is important, the water tanks will be vented, not start any fires, it will be stabilized, pretty much a winter (wet and cold) gig. Unfortunately a wood stove inside isnt an option. I just thought this up tonight, so if you have any input... feel free.



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Re: Redneck fab.Hot tap water and house heat powered by fire

Post by PeterLight » Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:41 am

Now, that's what I call the peaceful life. :)

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