Mike Barkley wrote:TEGs are rather expensive for the amount of electricity they produce. Solar panels might be a better option unless you need very little electricity.
Gerry Parent wrote:Hi Andy,
The first stove that comes to mind is the masonry cookstovemasonry cookstove designed by Matt Walker.
This will definitely cover 1 & 3.
For heating water, some form of internal coil could be added.
I couldn't find anywhere on the link you gave how electricity is being produced by the Kimberly.
Also any time you ask one thing to do the job of 4 separate things, there is often going to be compromises in the quality or functionality of the outputs. Maybe they won't be a problem for you but it sure is an awful lot to ask of one appliance.
Cassie Erin wrote:. I would love a masonry type RMH with a vertical feed like these https://www.dragonheaters.com/content/dragonheatercastleweblit.pdf, as I could use 1-2" diameter branches of which I have SO MANY that fall to the ground of the forest,,
Thanks for the Dragonheater info, and other threads of thought your project inspired... I'm looking to build off-grid and am torn between RMH and https://www.unforgettablefirellc.com/kimberly-wood-stove/
I want my house heat source to be at least duel purpose too - heat some water, maybe be pumped to the greenhouse, generate electricity (that is why I like the Kimberly) or to cook.
After seeing how efficient the RMH is wanting to cook via my woodstove seems wasteful to have a stove that heats less effeciently. Maybe there is a way I can combine both, or better yet all 4 uses?
As far as drafts in your house, it sounds like the insulation or windows have issues. Years ago I lived in an old row house that has interior plexiglass windows we attached inside over the original old windows and it made a huge difference, cost less than new windows, and maintained the original design charm.