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Tipi with wood stove and radiant heat

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  • Gordy
    Gordy Member Posts: 9,514
    Pretty hard to bring that with you :)
  • Voyager
    Voyager Member Posts: 301
    Yes, that is why I wondered earlier if the teepee was a “permanent” structure or a more traditional portable one.
  • PM Home and Cabin Services
    PM Home and Cabin Services Member Posts: 22
    edited February 2019
    Efficient, wood fired, low tech radiant. Look into creating a radiant mass rocket stove bench/ platform (thats what I would do in this situation, if a permanent tipi). No water, just mass and flue passages. There is alot of information about rocket stoves on permies.com, their site involves homesteading and permaculture and believe the founder is in Montana area (I get the impression there are loose or non- existant building codes in that area). Ironically, permies.com sends people to Heating Help as input here is regarded as being high minded and safety conscience, which is true. I made a rocket stove a few years ago without the mass structure just to investigate this type of burner, and it was awesome. Sorry I dont have any pictures, and have discontinued its use.
  • nibs
    nibs Member Posts: 462
    You need an elevation change, if the heated water has an escape route, it will take it and suck return water in.
    I would not attempt this set up myself, but If I was building it, I would have an open tank above the heater so that the supply water can easily rise and contribute to the flow.
    For the pex, I think I would use 3/4 inch short loops and set up enough loops to lower the headloss to something practical.
    Did not read all the responses here, the beach calleth.
  • Gordy
    Gordy Member Posts: 9,514
    Honestly the easier way is buried duct work with a rocket stove setup. No worries about pumps, flow, freezing. Plenty of videos on this method for tipi heating.
  • Larry Weingarten
    Larry Weingarten Member Posts: 2,374
    Hello, Leslie Jackson wrote the book on rocket stoves and rocket mass heaters. Here's a link to that site: https://www.rocketstoves.com/ I agree with Gordy, that this is the simplest approach. ;)

    Yours, Larry
    Gordy
  • nibs
    nibs Member Posts: 462
    @Gordy I agree, a rocket stove makes more sense than trying to fit modern tech, with wooden wheels.
    GordyIntplm.
  • Gordy
    Gordy Member Posts: 9,514
    edited March 2019
    I’ll be sure to always carry a roll of shrink wrap from now on.

  • SuperJ
    SuperJ Member Posts: 605
    edited March 2019
    Definitely want to pull heat off the stove itself not the flue. Flue needs to stay hot.
    There are lot of ways that doing this can result in a really dangerous situation.

    Here's proof of concept on thermosiphoning setup.

    Intplm.
  • Intplm.
    Intplm. Member Posts: 1,341
    I'm wondering what @Leighanna thinks of all this. The originator of this post ?
    SuperTech
  • Gordy
    Gordy Member Posts: 9,514
    SuperJ said:

    Definitely want to pull heat off the stove itself not the flue. Flue needs to stay hot.
    There are lot of ways that doing this can result in a really dangerous situation.

    Here's proof of concept on thermosiphoning setup.


    Look at the set up. The hot water can rise to the top of the tank. Displacing the cold water. A radiant loop is all below. Now a storage tank would be the way to go.