This video shows the step by step complete build of a Hydronic Home heating system by using a DIY Rocket Stove Water Heater.This stove is smokeless and is hooked up to hydronic floors and making hot water 120-127°f output (approx 40°f temp boost @ 4gal/min).The boiler transfers the heat through water tubes in the heat exchanger. The heated water on the other side of the heat exchanger is then delivered to base boards, radiators or in-floor heating tubes throughout your home.The main benefits of this system is that Heat is evenly distributed in a room: no drafts or hot and cold spots as with forced air and hot water from the boiler can also be directed to an indirect water heater to supply your home with hot water.
A hopper and secondarily a riser tube to get things started. There must be an air inlet to the hopper which can be fixed to it using a grate. Note that the temperature of the heater is going to be slightly above the melting temperature of steel so the materials you choose must be heavy duty.