GeoffHammond wrote: It has a jacketed flue for heating water. I don't believe a jacketed flue gets as much heat into the water as a wet-back does. I think it also means I have to get an amount of hot exhaust moving up the chimney to heat the water and that sometimes the fire needed to achieve that amount will be more than I need to heat the room.
woolly1 wrote:I also have a rayburn wood stove with a wetback and that does a very good job of heating the water, but not such a good job of heating the house.
Gordon-Loomberah wrote:Have you considered circulating the hot water from the wetback through some hydronics radiators? It's a good way to distribute the heat around the house, especially if you blow a fan across the radiators.
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