multi fuel stove

23 Dec 2010
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Can i connect a multi fuel stove ( with a boiler ) to my heating system . At present i have underfloor heating on ground floor and rads upstairs fed by an oil burner .
Is it possible to connect both ,but only using my oil burner when needed
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The short answer is yes you can, but it's not as simple as plumbing it in directly, you need a bit more kit than that
a multi fuel stove will be on very very low output if you choose to burn soft wood and only top it up say every hour a fairly reasonable expectation is around 20 to 30 percent output
so dont expect to heat your house easily on foraged wood as unseasoned wood can be even less :cry:
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A bit more kit could well be an under statement, is the oil boiler a gravity fed system ? as I doubt if its a closed loop you will find a suitable multi fuel stove, generally they are all gravity fed and you would need a heat sink rad as solid fuel stoves are not as controllable as gas and oil.
A neautraliser comes to mind for starters, heat exchanger....... no doubt others will add further hurdles needed to be broached.

Cheers Mick.

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