Net Zero Prefab... FINE... Carbon Neutral.
No wood stove.
(And check out the amaaaaaaaaazing cookstove we found -->)
This turn of events began when we realized the hardware store sold Handsome Husband a wood stove for a garage, not a residence. At that point I had left messages over the week with numerous chimney companies in the area, none of whom returned my phone calls. I began to realize that, in this rural area, by the time this task was completed it would probably already be spring. And that the house, even with a small wood stove, would be overheated.
But there really is something about having a wood stove...
And darned it, I don't want a fabulous party, I'm not asking for a golden goose, I just want some heat!
FYI: What you need to know about wood stoves in a SIP (structural insulated panel) house:
- Because prefab SIPs homes are so air tight, proper ventilation is key
- Anything touching the SIP needs to be under 160 degrees- so if the pipe gets close to that, the SIP needs to be protected - there are many guidelines on this, I can post them if you like.