C.Ray Gill wrote:I am trying to do the same thing, only with radiant floor heat vs radiators, Borja Diaz. I'll be lurking here to see what develops! Your english is fine, by the way! I hope the more experienced posters here will chime in, as my limited knowledge says you're on the correct path… Bob, I think he's got it close to correct, in a "round-about way"- I believe your thinking is "conventional" vs RMH, which means he's already got what you recommended, if I read your post correctly. He's trying to bring his conventional flame path into the new RMH flame path to conserve fuel...
I've been looking at a lot of the posts here, and I'd recommend you both read as many as you can, I believe most of our "newbie" questions have already been answered by others that were newbies at one time too!
Look @ this post: it's an Outdoor Boiler that is doing exactly what we are trying to do, and he has done a LOT of experimenting for us!
Borja Diaz wrote:C.Ray Gill: Thanks for both the posts and your kindness for defining my english as "fine"
Bob is right, I am trying to get a cleaner burn using a rocket stove and use the hot fully burnt air to heat up the heat exchanger.
If I understood it right, the downdraft section´s purpose is not to help burn the fumes but to release some of that heat to the outside, correct?
The problems are that 1- My heat exchanger lies on my garage floor and it is really heavy (800lbs or more).2- The flue pipe, coper piping, safety devices etc have been already fixed so even if I could lift it I would have to call a plumber to rearrange all the system setup. 3- The flue pipe is already in an angle close to 45 degrees, if the heat exchanger was in a higher position the angle would be even lower and maybe the system would not have enough draft to move the hot air up the flue pipe.
I guess I could build a RMH with a burn chamber so high that could be connected to my heat exchager via the upper door (the wood feed) but I am afraid that it would not be really efficient since the hot air path would be very short, not giving enough time to the heat exchanger unit to absorb much heat.
What do you think?