I have a Baker Heat King hand fired coal stove. I just purchased a water coil with plans to hook it up to my existing electric water heater. The problem is that the water heater is about 25 feet away (although it is elevated above the stove). I know that I can just purchase a circulating pump to fix the distance problem, but I have a spare hot water tank that I was thinking about using in the summer months to bring the well water up to room temp before it entered the electric hwt. My question is: Can I install the spare tank within 5 to 7 ft of the coal stove in an advantageous way for the winter months? My thought was that there must be a way of utilizing both tanks to keep more of a hot water supply going since the stove will be making hot water all the time. Any help would be appreciated, thanks! sam
P.S. I did search the many posts, but didn't find anything that seemed to answer this one.