Air feed for wood stove / Discussions

Is it possible to reconcile installing a wood stove in a airtight, super-insulated house?

...woodstoves in airtight homes is if they don’t have a direct air feed from the outdoors to the back of the woodstove. A lot of people omit that one crucial featu...

Posted by rick seward Dec. 23, 2018, 2:49 p.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 1 Responses

Can you put a fireplace in a hyper sealed plastic wrapped A rated home?

...stoves for safety reasons, but I would propose you look into having a direct air feed from outside. If you have a sealed air feed to a woodstove that provides...

Posted by Kerry Forides Sept. 24, 2020, 2:46 a.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 2 Responses

How do you stop wood stove smoke from entering a home?

...wood stove for winter heat. Just the small amount of smoke from opening the stove door causes throat irritation. The stove itself does not leak. Using an air pu...

Posted by Don Leaver March 24, 2020, 10:49 a.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 4 Responses

Wood Burning Stove - Do We Need A Cold Air Vent to Safely Operate?

...air feed - but I will also give a couple of suggestions. To operate wood burning stoves correctly, fireplaces and stoves need a supply of air for good combust...

Posted by Regina Vigil Feb. 15, 2021, 3:11 p.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 2 Responses

What is the best way to heat an off grid home?

...air panels feeding air tubes in the slab floor. Solar air heating panels are a lot less hassle and risk than solar water heating panels, and a lot more affordab...

Posted by Michelle Nason Aug. 8, 2018, 1:48 p.m. Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing 3 Responses

Can a solar thermal air system be coupled to an HRV for heating incoming fresh air?

...air system which would collect heat for the fresh air side of the HVR and on the system's interior air flow after the "heat transfer" box. I also would like t...

Posted by Brian Billings March 21, 2019, 2:53 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 1 Responses

Does a low radon air reading necessarily = low radon in well water?

...for anyone with high radon AND a woodstove, a direct air feed to your wood stove would reduce the amount of radon gas drawn up from the basement and make for mu...

Posted by Steve Bull Jan. 4, 2020, 1:45 p.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 5 Responses