John & Dennis,
I know of three people (so far) who have this type of setup...
What am I missing here? If the only pipe or duct coming out of the
woodburner/furnace is the chimney - what is the danger? I'm sorry but I
don't understand the danger of collecting the heat which radiates 'above'
the furnace to channel it into the ductwork by use of a thermostat &
blower. This would not be physically attached to the woodburner/furnace -
only close to it. It would however be attached to our real furnce (which
is oil) via the ductwork.
I understand that I would have a professional do the work. Perhaps it is
'folk technology' as you call it, but please don't forget that there are
those of us out here who cannot afford to just run out and buy an outdoor
wood furnace. We have to use what we have available and what we can
I joined this list to learn...and will not be 'hacking' anything until
everything is figured out.
Dennis Lindell wrote:
> This was very good advice and I agree.
> My name is Dennis Lindell, and although I heat with wood, I prefer to
> have the ashes, coals, smoke, bugs, wood dirt, danger, etc. outside.
> That is why we purchased an outside woodburning furnace eleven years
> ago. We have been enjoying it ever since. The problems of burning wood
> inside the house presented to the list are interesting, but at times it
> is very difficult to exclaim, "Why not just install an outside
> woodfurnace, and let your worries dissipate? The heat is also very
> Dennis Lindell
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: John Gulland
> > I'll repeat: you are heading for a dangerous situation. You are
> > wood heat as if it was a "folk technology". It is not. You need
> > professional help. Go and visit some dealers and get some advice.
> > cheap on wood heat by hacking something together the way you are
> > is how houses burn down and people get injured or killed.
> > Regards,
> > John Gulland
> Check THE woodheat web site at www.woodheat.org