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A Christmas Gift from my Wood Gun!

Post in 'The Boiler Room - Wood Boilers and Furnaces' started by avc8130, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. avc8130

    avc8130 Minister of Fire

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    For Christmas Eve my wife and I wind up visiting family all over the area. We knew we would be gone from 9AM until late this evening. So, at 9AM I gave the Wood Gun E180SS the biggest load yet: a legit 2/3 full fire box and crossed my fingers and hoped for a warm house when I returned.

    The Wood Gun pulled it off! Merry Christmas to us, 16 hours later we came home to a warm house and a boiler at 155F with enough coals at the bottom to stir it up and reload.

    The Wood Gun took 100% care of itself all day. Cycle timer was set for 2 clips/120 mins. Control aquastat: 185F w/ 10F differential.

    100% thrilled! I probably could have filled the entire box and made it until tomorrow morning!

    1 fire/day...kinda like storage...LOL.

    ac

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  2. Woodsrover

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    And that's what it supposed to do. Glad you got a nice long burn out of it.
    My boiler is cold. I'm burning propane right now. Might just be 'cause I'm in Hawaii for Christmas. :cool: I might just be happier home and feeding the boiler....Nahhhhh!
  3. infinitymike

    infinitymike Minister of Fire

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    That's great AC
    Same here! The wood gun is amazing.

    Woodsrover, I'd much rather be sitting in Hawaii then stuffing wood in the firebox, you should have let me know and I would have gladly switched with you!

    Merry Christmas and may your new year be filled with a full firebox and a warm house!
  4. avc8130

    avc8130 Minister of Fire

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    I think next year my Christmas card picture should be this:
    [​IMG]

    My wife didn't agree :-(

    MERRY CHRISTMAS ALL!
  5. infinitymike

    infinitymike Minister of Fire

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    I didn't think she would!

    But you could still make cards like that to send to your buddies only!
  6. infinitymike

    infinitymike Minister of Fire

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    I had my avatar as my screen saver on the iphone and my wife just said "really, really"
  7. Fred61

    Fred61 Minister of Fire

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    Don't get so excited. You'll p!ss your pants.
    It's working as advertised!
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    flyingcow Minister of Fire

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    avc- not only did the woodgun do what you wanted it to do, but you're getting good at figuring out the amount of wood needed.
  9. infinitymike

    infinitymike Minister of Fire

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    You're too funny.
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    Gasifier Minister of Fire

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    Nice when it re-lights like that. Isn't Mike?! AC, glad to hear it is working good for you.
  11. avc8130

    avc8130 Minister of Fire

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    Sort of. Remember, the manual says the wood load should be tailored for 12 hour reloads. I went 25% beyond the design and got rewarded with a warm house!

    Edit: Just realized I went 33% further than "supposed to".

    ac

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