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Re: Fire chief wood furnace

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12-12-2012 16:00:56

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I heat our house 100% with an indoor wood furnace. Heats all our hot water too. Burn time has never been an issue. Easily goes 8-12 hours on one load if turned down and the wood is big-rounds and not thin stuff that has been split to death. We get temps down to -30 on rare winter days. Most of the winter season is more like 15-30 F above.

Our house is a big old farm house. 1/2 built in 1820 and the the 1/2 in 1995 (I never quite finished it).

We keep the house 70F when anyone is awake. At night - I load it around 11:00 PM and turn the thermostat down to 60. 6-7 AM in the morning the fire is still fine. Just throw in some more wood and turn the thermostat up.

There is a big difference in burn rate depending on temps. When it's in the 20s outside (F), I often find the furnace with a 1/4 of the wood left in the morning. If it's 0 F or below - I'll a bank of coals in the morning. Plenty for the fire to take right off once I throw some fresh wood in.

When I got it it was the biggest and most rugged furnace I could find. Myers Woodchuck model 4000. Made by Myers Farm Equipment. Hot air distribution.

I have a 2nd wood furnace in my barn. Smaller, crude, and not blower. Just convection. Thermocontrol 500. Made in Cobleskill, NY (20 miles from were I live). It heats my entire 3 story barn and workshop. No thermostat; just a bi-metal air-take door control. It too never burns out. I load it once at night and once in the morning, and once mid-day when I'm not working in the shop and it's turned down. When I turn it up it eats a lot of wood.

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LOU from Wi.

12-12-2012 20:17:05

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 Re: Fire chief wood furnace in reply to LJD, 12-12-2012 16:00:56  
JD, finished reading your post and on the bottom paragraph, it reminded me of my daughters furnace (our old cottage) that had no fan and relied upon air flow to circulate heat.

I made a plenum work that set on top of the furnace,and used a coffee can filled half way with water, for moisture content.

Now the big offering of circulated heat came with a oil burner blower motor fan assembly, using an electric clothes dryer clicks-on switch, to start and stop the blower. Clicks-on was installed in the plenum work, so when the heat was reached the clicks-on switch, it started the blower motor to circulate the hot air.
Thought you might be able to use something like that to add to your wood burner in your shop.
Just offered as a suggestion.
Regards, LOU

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12-12-2012 17:05:47

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 Re: Fire chief wood furnace in reply to LJD, 12-12-2012 16:00:56  
You know how to use a wood stove , and have a large wood chamber that will hold a fire.
I hooked up a free for the taking, used Royall wood/coal boiler located it in my garage, and tied it to my radient system this summer. It is heating my 2500 sq. ft ranch with 1800 sq. ft. heated cellar, and a attached 1128 sq.ft. garage/tractor shop. The near 20yr old Royall is an airtight with a thermostatically controlled combustion fan. Two loadings a day with as much round wood as posible, plus 8-12"D, split wood. I have a Harman P61 Pellet stove in the cellar, that I installed last year, but with the Royall Boiler running I haven't done anything more than test fire it. The oil fired boiler hasn't run for two years now, other than test fires, either. Last year we ran the Harman and our Fireplace Extrordinair to heat the cellar and living area. Nothing better than wood heat, in my opinion, and now I have lots of time to cut wood, which I enjoy doing. Been burning the heating oil in my Kubota tractor.
Loren, the Acg.

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12-13-2012 04:58:12

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 Re: Fire chief wood furnace in reply to Adirondack case guy, 12-12-2012 17:05:47  
On the subject of heating oil - sort of "good news" and "bad news" in New York. Bad news is - NY got rid of the old fashioned heating oil a year early. No longer available where I live as of last week. Now it's low-sulfur and the price jumped 30 cents a gallon.

The "good news" is nobody can get arrested anymore for running heating oil in a farm tractor. It is now - at least by sulfur content and dye, legal again.

Our oil burner never runs unless we go away somewhere and use it as backup. We haven't gone anyway in 10 years (in the winter).

Diesel police have been around my town, entering private property and dipping fuel tanks. Local saw mill owner got busted running high sulfur old-fashioned heating oil in his Detroit Diesel.

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12-12-2012 17:40:05

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 Re: Fire chief wood furnace in reply to Adirondack case guy, 12-12-2012 17:05:47  
I also heat with a wood boiler (Buderus) and oil boiler. I am not a hot water heating installer. I designed the current system, the system works but not like it should. My zone valves are shot and have been ran open all the time for the last couple of years. I need to re-plumb the two boilers together and install new zone valves. I have a drawing of how I want to do it but the people I have showed the drawing to do not want to comment on it. Would you be willing to share your skills and show how you tied together your two boilers. Or look at my drawing and make comments or suggest changes?

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