Thursday, 6 June 2013
Getting into hot water
Our hot water was originally supplied via an old tank on the roof that was then piped through the top of the firebox in our kichen wood stove which heated it up. Not the greatest method for our hot Aussie summers, so we invested in a gravity fed evacuated tube solar hot water service. This system is brilliant. It has a 300 litre tank and we have RARELY ran out of hot water in the last few years. We have also backed this system up with the old pipes through the stove trick just in case. We will soon be removing our old wood stove from it's current location to put a new dual cooker/heater into a different spot. Ready for when this occurs we have set up an instant tankless gas hot water service for emergencies,which will service the kitchen sink and bathroom.Also below is a photo of our old wood stove with the pipes running in and out of the firebox to heat the water.