High Efficiency Wood Burner

 
High Efficiency Wood Burner

Utilise a wetback controller on your wood burner to improve the efficiency of your heating.

Issues with Wetback Installations:

  • People have been told the cylinder MUST be physically near a wood-burner for it to be able heat the water. This is no longer true.
  • And that you can only use a very low pressure hot water cylinder (causing weak shower flow) and put up with occasional noisy boiling of the cylinder
  • Remembering to switch the electric element on and off at the right times to avoid either running out of hot water or over pre-heating the cylinder.

Pumped or Thermo-siphon?

Advantages of a pumped system;
Note: Water only flows through the Wetback when the pump is turned on by a controller.

  • Cylinder can be anywhere, pipes run to the wood-burner
  • No overheating or boiling – it becomes a controlled heat source
  • Avoids cylinder damage
  • Allows a practical way to use a mains pressure cylinder without frequent TPR valve dumps
    (where you lose ALL your hot water)
  • Avoids electric element safety cut-out switch tripping

Advantages of a thermosiphon system (non-pumped);
Note: Water flows through the Wetback by thermosiphon action. Hot water rises to the cylinder and is replaced by cooler water from the cylinder at the bottom. Thus water flows when heat is present
  • Works without electricity
  • Less parts to fail
  • Lower cost

Click here for a Smart Cylinder (with Wetback Coil)

OR

Select a Smart Controller (retrofit)

Note: A wood-burner with wetback heat exchanger has characteristics almost identically to solar hot water collectors. So Solar Hot Water pump controllers are used for the task of managing the wood-burner hot water.
A Thermo-siphon system needs intelligent element control for maximum economy. Select an element (only) controller
  1. Wetback pump (or Solar) + Single Element control indoor/outdoor
  2. Wetback pump (or Solar) + Dual Element control indoor/outdoor
  3. Single Element control indoor only
  4. Single Element control indoor/outdoor
  5. Dual Element control indoor/outdoor

Click here to view our Wetback pumped (Solar pumped) + Element Controller prices.
Click here to view our Element Controller only prices.


Which Wetback installation type is best for you?

Click here to view more information on Wood-burner Wetback installation and components





 
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