Planning to use my Wiseway for a hot tub (maybe 600 gal???). Not wild about the snorkel wood stoves, eager to try pellets for ease of use during heat up. 1. How much of the 40,000 BTU output goes to the jacket? 2. Can you use 2 or 3 water jackets (one on each zig zag of the stove)? 3. The reference to heating 100 gal of water to 160 degrees, is that with a pump or just thermal convection, and over what time period? 4. Should I consider creating a custom jacket to draw out the max amount of BTUs?
Sounds like it will work great! Go straight up off the top as high as you can. Then for every two horizontal feet, put eight vertical feet on top. 30 degree elbow would probably just count as part of the straight pipe.
Dear folks, I see the recommendations for having a straight vertical line for the whole venting system. Is this 100% necessary? I am looking at replacing our old single walled Warner wood stove with a Wiseway. We have a 3 story masonry and cinder block chimney that extends 4 ft above the roof and has a really really good draw. Looks to me like the wiseway flue would need 2 30 degree bends over less than 2 ft of pipe to get to the thimble. Does this sound OK?
The initial burning torch will induce a draft to go up the pipe. Smoke will follow the easiest way up and so as long as pellets are blocking the hopper run then the smoke will continue going up the flue and out. Combustion needs air and fuel so the burning pellets won't travel up into the hopper since gaskets around the lids prevent air from seeping in from that direction.
I wanted to go over some of your questions you had for Jaron. Like Jaron stated, you really need to be useing the torch to get the temperature up to 450 - 500 degrees when you first start up the Wiseway. You should also leave the flue closed when starting up the Wiseway. Don't open up the flue until your ready to maintain the temperature or to lower the temperature. As far the chimney goes, yes it is preferable that the chimney is above the roof so you establish a good draw. Hope this helps.