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solid fuel back boiler hot water system

Postby globug » Sun Jun 01, 2008 12:50 pm


I am looking for any tips on installing a simple hot water system, using a wood-burning stove with back boiler.

Should i be using an indirect tank? would the hot water from the back boiler be sufficient to heat the water through the heat exchanger in the tank? Also, could this be achieved with thermo-syphoning or would i require a pump?

I dont have mains water or mains electricity so the cold water would be coming from a storage tank (gravity fed) and any pumps will need to be 12v to run off my batteries.

Any advice would be much appreciated, even just to point me in the right direction of where to look on the net... since i cant seem to find much pertaining to my particular situation!

Thanks, Rion :D
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Postby plumbbob » Mon Jun 02, 2008 8:17 am

Try searching Google for a "rayburn gravity hot water system".

Rayburn's and Aga's can both be connected to indirect gravity fed domestic hot water cylinders.
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