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Thermal store + wood-burner (HELP)

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Chris J, 11 May 2017.

  1. REEMS

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    Hi Chris have a look at Heating Innovations Ltd info page they make panels for various options the H3 panel sounds like what you are loking for give Mike Smith a call top guy he will sort you out.
    Hope this helps.
    Andy.
     
  2. Madrab

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    Wood Pellet (biomass), wood burning stoves and other solid fuel are all usable as it utilises a fully pumped and protected circuit for each heat source as well as a dual immersion heater with safety cutout and pressure/temp relief. It doesn't rely on gravity circulation for the solid fuel so that heat source is controllable from the thermal store overheat perspective and with a heat sink radiator added(or a home made jacuzzi/swimming pool)that avoids the wood burner from overheating once the store is satisfied.

    Chris, It is all doable but again you need to get a whizz with advance heating systems and solid fuel experience to design it correctly for you. Aint going to be cheap.
     
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    All the biomass/pellet boilers I've come across utilise quite a large thermal store/heat dump. However running a biomass on this set up is quite expensive if what I have been told by the customers are anything to go by.
     
  4. But they shouldn't; unlike a wood burning stove, a pellet burner has a hopper that only feeds it when the temperature begins to drop, so a thermal store can be utilised, but isn't a necessity. A thermal store is needed with a wood burning stove in case the water feeding the rads overheats, then you can set the 2 way valve to dump the excess heat into the store. But if you've got a good supply of free logs, then a wood burning stove makes sense, as it's cheaper to run than a pellet burner.

    Personally, unless you want a bit of a Heath Robinson system, I think an LPG boiler makes more sense; at least for the heat and hot water. You can then use the wood burning stove for general use until the house gets too cold.
     
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    Wood burning stove...... In a pokey little hove.... I mean home..... In the summer?

    No chance.

    And I have several relatives using stoves/fires, off grid, as a significant heat source (in fact I only have one UK based relative on mains gas as it happens).
     
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    Did you sort your issue out chris.
     
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