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Mother Earth News: Wood-Fired Central Heat
Mother Earth News describes how central wood heaters and boilers, normally installed in the basement or a utility room, distribute their heat with forcedhot-air or circulating hot-water systems, and can heat any home.

PM Engineer: Outdoor Wood Furnaces
PM Engineer magazine describes how outdoor wood boilers use wood as an alternate and renewable energy source to achieve environmentally conscious heat transfer.
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Outdoor Wood Furnaces: Buyers Guide To Purchase An Outdoor Furnace
Outdoor Wood Furnace, How To Buy An Outdoor Furnace, includes a list of things to examine before purchasing an outdoor furnace.

HPAC Magazine: Room For Improvement On Outdoor Wood Heaters
HPAC magazine describes how outdoor wood-fired heaters bring some baggage to system design.

P&M: Modern Approaches To Wood-Fired Hydronic Heating
Plumbing and Mechanical magazine describes features and considerations for modern wood-fired hydronic heating systems.

PM Engineer: Renewable Heating Design With Wood Boilers
PM Engineer describes how wood gasification boilers represent the state-of-the-art when it comes to turning cordwood into heated water.
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