Having had my Hawken Stove in place for a few seasons now, I am finding more ways to utilize it. I already have my forced air heat and heated floors in my home along domestic hot water. I have also replaced a section of concrete floor in my shop and have heated that as well. Next I added a small 10 plate exchanger for running hot water for my shop sink. This year, after watching diesel fuel climb and wishing I had a cheaper alternative to my diesel fired pressure washer, I did a little research and found that my pressure pump would safely handle 160 degree input water. Well, after a few bucks in fittings and clamps, I now have a wood fired Hotsy, with diesel fuel back-up. Now I can have tame 120-140 degree wood-fired hot water or I can run both sources of heat and provide 200+ degree water for faster and more effective cleaning of dirty and greasy equipment. With proper plumbing and flow control (and some help from my local Hawken guy), I am able to heat my old 1700 sq foot farm house, 1000 sq foot work shop, with domestic water, forced air and heated floors in both, as well as my Hotsy pressure washer (and I keep both house and shop no less than 72 degrees). The best part is, I still just burn slabwood scrap from a local sawmill and I still only have to fill maybe once a day most of the time, sometimes twice a day if its bitter cold and windy. Jeff D. Cass City, MI
Thanks Jeff. We really appreciate the feedback. We're so happy that your Hawken Energy outdoor wood furnace is working out so well for you.