Will be retiring soon and am planning bo build small highly injsulated
house in south ga.
had considered coal but seems price has gone up 50% in 2 years.
will be living on 60 acres mostly wooded land so I am now looking at
wood stove. Wish good quality and good efficency. Want clean buring,
mechanical thermostat etc.
Would someone point me to good info urls and does anyone have personal
experience with a product.
My experience is with a Vermont Castings stove and it has been great.
My other experience is hauling wood to feed it. If you are about the
typical retirement age of 62 - 65, consider the labor involved. If your
health is good, it may keep it healthy for many more years. If you are
getting the aches and pains that often debilitate, think about the work
involved cutting, hauling, stacking, etc.
Sophisticated controls and electronics are almost exclusively
associated with pellet-stoves, making them initially expensive. Pellets
are now used for fuel all over Europe and North America. They're made
from sawdust and mill-scrap, which is not limitless- so you'd best
order fuel in spring. They are very efficient, and do not require a
chimney in general. Even with your woodlot, one of these would be
useful for when you need heat and the other stove(s) have gone cold, in
the wee hours.
IOW, more than one stove could be best for you, for above, and ability
to zone the heating. All legally-sold stoves in the USA are now
EPA-particulate-compliant. Clean, efficient. Overall efficiency is
boosted, per tests, about 20-25% by uninsulated smokepipe of at least
6'. Swedes and Danes (Jotul/Morso/Rais etc.) make very nice
conventional non-catalyst stoves, among others, with _wide_ range of
outputs & prices.
DAGS on this, and pack a lunch following up. Enough urls to almost make
Have found lots of info on net. Pellet stoves seem much more convient
than wood but I have 60 acres of mixed trees oak and pine. some
stoves burn corn and also pellets. I will have chain saw, tractor,
and plan to buy a splitter. I was wondering if anyone knew of a stove
that would burn wood chips like a pellet stove? then I chould just get
a chipper and not have to buy fuel.
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