Re: Wood furnace as a heat source
- --- In email@example.com, "sugarmountain01"
> Thanks for your input, It is a ripper of a wood furnace with a 35btu.
> gallon water jacket surrounding the firebox. It is rated at 90,000
> As far as the Temp of the water goes, there is ehtelyne glycoladded
> (as antifreeze, since it is outside) as well as the water is underof
> between 20-30 lbs pressure. Either would add to the boiling point
> the water in the system which could be as high as 230F. The problemto go.
> with that is the PEX tubing used for plumbing may melt down at that
> high of a temperature. So the 220 range is as high as I would want
> I am guessing that a coil with direct contact with the mash wouldwork
> better than one wrapped around a stainless canister since the heatYup. Go with the direct contact. Use all copper tubing (1/2") for
> transfer would be more direct.
the plumbing and heat exchanger. You don't necessarily have to make
the exchanger a coil. That would restrict flow and you may run into
pumping troubles. A better solution is a grid of straight bars with
a common manifold pipe at each end of the bars. Much less friction.