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"Ben Griffin, LEED AP" <[log in to unmask]>
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VGBN Discussion <[log in to unmask]>, Ben Griffin, LEED AP
Tue, 22 Sep 2009 22:48:36 -0400
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     Perhaps you might consider a masonry stove.  While potentially costing
quite a bit more in either time or labor, there are many benefits to this
type of heating stove.  I have seen many that incorporate some sort of stove
top into the design...some even have pizza ovens !  These types of stoves
work extremely well with passive house designs.  You could also incorporate
your idea of DHW into the design of the stove and/or radiant floor heating
(if this is part of your plan design).  The Masonry Heater Association is a
good resource for info and builders of these stoves:

Yestermorrow has also offered classes on the design/build of these stoves:

If you would like, I can put you in touch with someone in the Burlington
area who instructed the above course.


Ben Griffin, LEED AP

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"Everyone should carefully observe which way his heart draws him, and then
choose that way with all his strength."

On Tue, Sep 22, 2009 at 10:26 PM, Steven & Barbara Landau <[log in to unmask]
> wrote:

> Does anyone have a passivehouse project going in Vermont?
> I am working on my plans and have searched for a suitable wood stove, with
> very little success.
> We need an outside air intake, and small output.
> The most suitable one I found was. Tonwerks
>  from  Europe where  I can get a HW coil to remove the heat from the stove
> and store it in my Domestic HW tank.
> I would really like to find one with an Oven and Cooktop Too.      Since
> the house would only need about 3KW of heat.  It is tough to find a small
> one.
> --
> Steven  Landau