Wow - I love the concept of the vortex, but I'd have to run it past the wife. I'm guessing it'd need to be dismantled once the winter's over - any chance it's possible to put this together without it being mortared into place, then dismantled after the burning season?
Other ideas coming to mind --
1. A small greenhouse on the south facing wall of the house through some sliding doors, with a RMH in it. Kind of passive solar + RMH 2. A RMH that's removable in a little used part of my house that I could vent out a window (is that OK?)
3. #1, with the external RMH, but run the exhaust under the house floor, kind of like Erica's in floor heater video
I think the thing I'm most interested in is the removable RMH in the house that vents out a window. Possible?
OK, my excitement is building again. thanks Max.
North America, Zone 7
1600+ chill hrs avg / yr.
45" annual rainfall
Location: Southern alps, on the French side of the french /italian border 5000ft elevation
posted 6 years ago
Rob, if you want removeable. Check walkerstoves. Myself, i wouldn't do removeable.
Why is your wife asking for removeable. Imho, if well thought out and well made, you could have a nice piece of visible fire, in a brick surounding. You could even use a metal plate on top, for quick heat and a bit of cooking. I'm only talking about something which would stick out 20 or 30 inches into the room. May be less. Depending on the architecture Be about 5 or 6' wide. And 4' tall. Along thoses lines.