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How to Build an Attached Wood Stove Water-Heating Unit

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There are many advantages to having a wood stove as a part of your tiny cabin experience. Besides keeping you warm during the chillier days of the year, it can help you cook, clean your clothes, and draw up a toasty warm bath. The water-heating attachment is a 1/4″ copper tubing that is 50ft. with a gypsum covering to distribute the heat evenly and keep overheating from happening. I recommend using a 42 gallon tank for an even flow with a 10 gallon per minute pump to move through the heater for the most ergonomical system. It typically takes eight pounds of wood an hour to get roughly 140°F of which is really high considering that is for family of four. Safety is a major concern and a few tips could be to have a pressure gauge, a pressure release valve, and adding in a water shut off valve to keep the heat from escaping.

How to Build an Attached Wood Stove Water-Heating Unit

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