I thought I read in a thread just recently that a coil from here http://www.hilkoil.com/product.htm
which is a SS coil would melt if it didn't have water running through it. I believe the words used were " the coils are designed to have water running through them" without the water there to cool them down the coil would melt. Hence me asking my questions to you.
I've read and reread that PDF file but I'm thinking that I am missing something here. Figure one only seems to show two different type of coils (M coil and a U coil) being installed the same way, is the one not crossed out (U coil) yours?
You were looking at the one we use. We install about 6"-8" above the fire.
I am assuming that above the fire would be level horizontally with the inside roof of the stove? Figure 1 shows it vertically in the back or side of the stove.
I gather from the connections that the tubing is 3/4" round and how wide and long is it? According to the other web site (linked one) each different coil heats up a different recommend size hot water tank, what size do you recommend with the stove running full tilt?
Sorry for all the questions Jerry, I for one just have a hard time visualizing or buying something I just can't see. I'm one to purchase or do things with as much information that I can have before making the leap. You have a great dvd, very wonderfully done and if you had it linked to u tube or something available online I would have bought a stove from you a long time ago.