A few pictures of our boiler systems.

Gasifier Posted By Gasifier, Nov 4, 2011 at 12:36 AM

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  1. Gasifier

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    I have been reading quite a few threads and see a lot of the wood stove pictures. Thought it might be cool to see everyones boiler system in one thread. I know I would love to see pictures of all of your boilers in one handy place. What do you guys say? Here is mine.
     

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  2. infinitymike

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    I can almost smell the fire.

    Looks great.

    I bought the stove pipe and cut in the cathedral ceiling support box this evening.

    Chippin away at it..thank God its still pretty warm down here..upper 50's, low 40's until next weekend!

    Oil burner coming on occasionally whatta ya gonna do!
     
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    Do you have a picture of the gasification flame?!
     
  4. Hunderliggur

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    Here goes! Storage and distribution in the house with an in tank HX. Boiler in outbuilding 70 feet away. All the red and blue pex is my domestic water system. Home runs from each fixture. No leaks!
     

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    Amazing!

    Home runs for each fixture very sweet!
     
  6. infinitymike

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    How did you get a heat exchanger in the tank?
     
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    Tank has a 4" port. The HX is about 3 feet long helix with fins I got from Mark at Ahona (along with the boiler and tanks). I consistently get a 20 - 30F rise at 6 GPM at 130 to 170 F. I mix my output after the HX to a 130F supply and get a 110 to 115 return. The HX is in the upper tank and the tanks stratify well. Future plans are for a solar HX in the lower tank to heat/preheat/summer. I will possibly be making flat plat panels from BuildItSolar.com.
     

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    All homemade here.
     

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  10. Gasifier

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    Hunderliggur, EW, and Bioman,

    Nice set ups! Very nice. Thanks for the pics.

    Keep them coming guys. Show them off, it will be very interesting to see them all in one thread.

    Thanks!
     
  11. stee6043

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    My boiler room pales in comparison to some I'm seeing these days. But I do like this one. 190F and 24psi. Bring on the cold...

    [​IMG]
     
  12. ewdudley

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    I like it! Straight to the bottom line.
     
  13. Gasifier

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    I don't care what your boiler room looks like. Or your boiler for that matter. I just want to see peoples boilers and/or systems. It is interesting to me. :coolsmile:
     
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    Econoburn 150 in dedicated boiler room, 500 gallon storage in boiler room, 300 gallon buffer (storage) in finished basement. Can store 2 cord in boiler room for "kiln drying". Starting my fifth season.
     

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  15. SnowTraveler

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    To go with the previous 3
     

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    I'm looking for material to encase the high temp insulation I used on my piping. Is your insulation "1 piece" or is it insulation and then the shiny stuff?
     
  17. Gasifier

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    HOLY chit SnowTraveler! :coolcheese: Sweeeeeet

    Hey, that's not what I wrote. How do you guys do that? Cool. :lol:
     
  18. jimbom

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    I'll be in my bunk with the smart phone.
     
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    :) Thanks gas! It's all good here!
     
  20. Gasifier

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    Hey EW. What's that interesting looking thing-a-ma-jig you built in the last picture of your post? And is that an oil boiler you have for back-up next to your Attack?
     
  21. Briquetmaker

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    It is cool to see eveyone's setup and find some neat things to incorporate into your own. My favorite thing is burning all my sawdust. $3.89/gal for fuel oil hurts.
     

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    Nice set-up. Looks great. Love the briquets. Very cool Andy. Very cool. :coolsmile:
     
  23. ewdudley

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    The thing-a-ma-jig is field-expedient, shade-tree, rural-contemporary engineering artifact for controlling boiler draft as a function of flue temperature:

    http://www.hearth.com/econtent/index.php/forums/viewthread/69395/P45/

    I've wasted a lot of Saturday afternoons in my time, but that little project made up for a couple of them at least. It controls the burn rate nice and steady, and shuts to air off completely at the end of the burn, which preserves a nice charcoal bed for the next burn.

    The other boiler is Keystoker anthracite boiler. It's even allowed under the boiler room charter:

    "This Forum is for the topic of Central Heating - specifically with wood, coal, pellets, corn and other solid fuels. We can also discuss multi-fuel systems, which burn oil and gas along with solid fuels..."
     
  24. Gasifier

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    The thing-a-ma-jig is field-expedient, shade-tree, rural-contemporary engineering artifact for controlling boiler draft as a function of flue temperature:
    http://www.hearth.com/econtent/index.php/forums/viewthread/69395/P45/ I've wasted a lot of Saturday afternoons in my time, but that little project made up for a couple of them at least. It controls the burn rate nice and steady, and shuts to air off completely at the end of the burn, which preserves a nice charcoal bed for the next burn.


    Wow. I just read that thread. Very impressive. I didn't understand half of it, but still very impressive. :lol: I am glad we have you, and a lot of other very smart people on this site. I am not electrically "wired" at all. Oh, sorry. I hope you didn't take any offense to the thing-a-ma-jig description. I did not mean any, that is for certain. Absolute certainty. I am not a very technical person, as you may have noticed.

    The other boiler is Keystoker anthracite boiler. I bought it with the money I didn't spend on a ####.

    Please explain what you mean here. I am not sure I am following this. ? Yes, I know what you mean that it is a coal burning boiler. Sorry, I thought it was an oil burner.

    It's even allowed under the boiler room charter:
    "This Forum is for the topic of Central Heating - specifically with wood, coal, pellets, corn and other solid fuels. We can also discuss multi-fuel systems, which burn oil and gas along with solid fuels..."


    Okay.
     
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