has anybody ever built a hahsa outdoor woodstove?? you can find info on it at motherearthnews.com. it,s a outdoor woodstove but,it uses sand instead of water to store heat.it has a heat exchanger made out of copper and cpvc pipe that picks up the heat and rans it into the house as hot water heat.
my dad bought the plans years ago but never built it.he,s thinking about doing it now and so am i.
but,we are thinking about doing it with a twist..a solar twist.we,de like to build the stove and some solar hot water panels and tie them together.the stove/sand would store the heat up here it gets pretty cold in the winter (minus 30/40 below at times) we,re thinking the solar could take care of the fall and spring weather/temps and if it couldn,t keep up we could build a woodfire to heat things up.
we,ve been loooking into solar heat the past month or so and one thing we thought about was hooking into a outdoor stove with water..then dad remembered he had the hahsa plans..so,we,re thinking about using that..it,s simple to build and we think it would last better then a stove with water in it...ideas?? opinions??.