Hello to all, I'm a new member and have viewed several threads in the past and now have a question of my own. Just had an idea for reclaiming stack heat from our wood stove to direct it upstairs and wondered if it was safe and or feasible. We have a 6" single walled pipe transitioning to metalbestos just before the ceiling. Tons of heat off the single walled pipe none off the doubled upstairs duh. So I thought could you wrap the 6" single walled with 4' of 8" single walled pipe leaving a 1" airspace between pipes and 1" above the stove top for draw. Transition into a 8" T with the top of the T ending where the pipe goes to double walled. From the opening of the T go into a 90 upwards then penetrate the ceiling/floor and cut in a floor register allowing heat to be drawn up from the stove top and between the pipe sandwich. mmm... Possibly install a fan to help pull more air through. So with that I wonder is it safe to wrap one pipe in another, would heat build up to unsafe temps, what about carbon dioxide? Seemed pretty simple to me so I figured there would be some sort of catch and or disadvantage. Any way comments would be appreciated just trying to keep the heat.
By the way any help from Gooch would be invaluable. That guy is totally livin the dream! Full On