New consulting relationship with GreenTecAuto begins
What actually goes wrong with the batteries????
A look at todays Hybrid and EV battery packs
Battery packs exposed
Keeping Warm In New England
Control software
Storage and control
The Coal stove
The evacuated solar tubes
The wood stove
Plugging into the SUN
Making a small solar concentrator
Building MIMA and the plug in adapters
Converting a telephone truck to electric
DIY dual pulse Capacitor Discharge Spotwelder
Chevy Bolt EV joins the family
Getting in shape while making electricity
Replacing gasoline with solar electric lawn equipment
What is Genesis One?
How to stop the aging process DIY
MIMA Install Day 2005 a Big Success!
Building a hybrid car grid charger
Tapping into the Wind
Expanding MIMA with the Distribution board ( users projects )

The wood stove

The wood stove
The wood system

After using an inefficient box type wood stove, for many years and burning about 2.5 cords of wood per winter, I bought an efficient Country Comfort fireplace insert. It was great. it has a catalytic combustor , and can burn dry wood like a gasification stove. All combustor stoves regardless of fuel, need air, and if that air comes from the house, cold air has to come in to replace it or the house would drop pressure and starve the fire of combustion air. When building the chimney, I put PVC ducts in the stonework so the air could be brought in from outside. What a difference that can make. The colder it is outside, the colder the replacement air will be, and if it has to pass through the house to get to the stove, you will have a drafty house.