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  1. porto-uk

    porto-uk New Member

    Well, I live in a VERY small 1 bed house with heating sources of wood burner in the kitchen and two electric radiators, 1 in the bedroom and 1 in the bathroom.

    I have asked a local heating engineer to give me an idea of installing a back boiler onto the wood burner and then 2/3 radiators into the other rooms.

    I was advised NOT to have a 'wet'(?) heating system as it would be impossible to dissipate unwanted heat from the system. The proposed solution was a blown air system which, to me, is not a solution I would even consider.

    So, my questions is this...

    My house is tiny and, for the most part, heats to a reasonable temperature from the wood burner in the kitchen. At times when the temperature falls below 10 degrees I would like to be able to heat radiators from the wood burner some way.

    In my book, comfort wise at least, there can never be too much heat! Yes, I feel the cold! I'm happy to open a window or two! However, if it is a safety issue then I completely understand.

    Would really appreciate some guidance/ideas on how best to achieve a warm house from a wood burner without blowing the place up!

    Any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated!
  2. SimonG

    SimonG Trusted Plumber Top Contributor!!

    Easy. Correctly sized, input to hot water and heat leak rad. Safety first. Find a HETAS engineer.

    But it won't be cheap.
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  3. Ric2013

    Ric2013 Plumber Top Contributor!!

    OFTEC is also offering a solid-fuel competency scheme. HETAS is not the only scheme of its kind, and there may be others too.
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