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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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