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Old 01-26-2011, 09:27 AM   #151
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IDScarecrow, can you tell us about the homes construction. I'm noticing the walls being a good 12-16". Are they ICF or some sort of double stud? The biggest gain in energy efficiency is a near net zero build system and it looks like to went that route.

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ICF. Eight inches of concrete in a foam sandwich. I am a big fan, though there have been some other threads on ADVR where some have been, shall we say, skeptical.
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Old 01-26-2011, 01:50 PM   #152
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anyone tried one of these ?



http://www.fluesystems.com/sundries/info/ecofan.htm
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Old 01-26-2011, 02:43 PM   #153
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I'd love to

But.... They cost so damn much... I don't get it....
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Old 01-26-2011, 03:08 PM   #154
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BTW, for those interested in masonary heaters, these folks have an excellent product and a useful website...

http://www.tempcast.com/

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Great article on large installations if I haven't already posted it in this thread:

http://www.lowtechmagazine.com/2008/12/tile-stoves.html

Love these big installations!





Look at these monsters... These must take some real skill to operate to keep the rooms comfortable....



I'm not sure why this is my favorite... but this kicks ass:






For those of us that can either not afford a $15k-$50k installation or are concerned that a custom installation could be a liability when trying to sell a home, this company makes some interesting 'portable' / non-permanant masonary heaters...very cool!

http://en.tigchelkachels.nl/tigchelkachels









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Old 01-27-2011, 01:21 AM   #155
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Yes. They move the air a bit. Work without power. Not sure they are really worth the price, but kinda cool.
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Old 01-27-2011, 02:59 AM   #156
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Rocket mass heaters anyone?



We're definitely considering one of these in the current abode.
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Old 01-27-2011, 08:33 AM   #157
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I just bought and am using the 2 blade one......$79 was kinda pricy but it is neet. I use it to blow over a baking pan I use as a steamer, it doubled the amount of water I can evaporate each day (from 1 1/2 to 3 gallons)
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Old 02-02-2011, 04:42 PM   #158
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Another one I came across a while ago - think it's also on one of the articles A-bone posted.

http://www.firetube.de/shared/pdfs/b...moduloefen.pdf

Seems reminiscent of those 50 gallon drum stoves ... only cooler. Pity they don't export to the US.
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Old 02-02-2011, 05:17 PM   #159
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I'd love to

But.... They cost so damn much... I don't get it....
Mine only lasted a couple years, same as my neighbor's. I king of liked looking at it spinning, and knew right away in the morning if the stove was dead from the fan not turning.

Worth the money.....no, my $5.00 electric fan is much more efficient, has lasted 7-8 years so far, leaving me with $100.00 in my pocket.
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Old 02-02-2011, 05:48 PM   #160
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Running full blast occasionally helps keep the glass clean, makes lots of heat, and reduces ash. Wood consumption went up a bit, but not nearly as much as I'd feared.
Running full blast on a regular basis also helps to prevent chimney fires: after I moved out of my mom's guest house, a small loft with a somewhat oversized stove, a caretaker moved in, and didn't follow the full-blast regimen that I had observed with that stove. Sure enough, a while after the stovepipe caught fire. The chimney cap needed replacing, but it could have been much worse.
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Old 02-03-2011, 05:42 AM   #161
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Very nice looking. I like.
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Old 02-03-2011, 06:24 AM   #162
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Another one I came across a while ago - think it's also on one of the articles A-bone posted.

http://www.firetube.de/shared/pdfs/b...moduloefen.pdf

Seems reminiscent of those 50 gallon drum stoves ... only cooler. Pity they don't export to the US.
It's probably good they don't export, one less thing on my wish list.
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Old 02-03-2011, 05:25 PM   #163
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Another one I came across a while ago - think it's also on one of the articles A-bone posted.

http://www.firetube.de/shared/pdfs/b...moduloefen.pdf

Seems reminiscent of those 50 gallon drum stoves ... only cooler. Pity they don't export to the US.
Those are really cool, especially the one that heats water.
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Old 02-03-2011, 06:59 PM   #164
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Does anyone know the efficiency of these wood/coal burners vs. the new industrial burners?



My grandma had 3 of these, one in every room in her house. If I remember correctly, once warmed up, they radiated heat heat very well, and could heat a room, but with everything, it was burning hot close to it, and a bit chilly on the other corner of the room... With 3 of them burning it would heat the whole house perfectly.
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Old 02-03-2011, 09:23 PM   #165
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Does anyone know the efficiency of these wood/coal burners vs. the new industrial burners?.
you mean against the top of line 95% efficient gas fired equipment? I would imagine you are looking at maybe 60% tops. Maybe less, but once warm, they are probably pretty economical in operation.

Of course if you get free fuel, then who cares?
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