Each year it seems we upgrade our systems. Much of what we setup to be as temporary finally gives way to more innovative devices that help modernize our home. We have lived with the Ecotemp L5 propane tankless camping hot water heater for 5 years until it finally died this past May. We managed to … Continue reading Out with the Old; in with the New… (no more temporary hot water)
This past week I have been busy installing our new off grid tankless propane water heater. The tankless propane water heater we had before was only a temporary fix that lasted 5 years. I never intended on using it for so long, but other needs on the homestead kept taking priority. We are finally … Continue reading Unboxing our new off grid water heater
In this blog post, we created a video which explains how we use thermosiphon to heat our domestic hot water through our wood cook stove. We have received requests to create a video post which walks through the process. We hope you enjoy the video and our attempt at creating a Youtube presence. Our channel … Continue reading Thermosiphon equals free hot water
I have talked about hot water during the late fall, winter, and early spring months, but I have not really discussed how we have hot water when not using our wood stove. This is another off grid reality check. It's another one of those facts that separate our home life from those on the grid, … Continue reading Temporary hot water? Reality Check… We live off grid (part 3)
All domestic hot water in our home currently is heated by the wood cook stove and stored in the tank behind the stove for later use. Since we have been using the wood cook stove to heat the home and cook meals, there has been plenty of hot water for showers, dishes, and laundry during … Continue reading Domestic hot water from a wood cook stove, now that’s a hot idea.
Our wood cook stove has several functions; it heats the home, cooks our meals, dries our clothes, and heats our domestic hot water at all our sink facets like a regular hot water heater. The wood cook stove is basically the heart of our home because of its multifaceted use. We chose the Kitchen Queen, Amish … Continue reading Introducing our wood cook stove