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A few pictures of our boiler systems.

Post in 'The Boiler Room - Wood Boilers and Furnaces' started by Gasifier, Nov 4, 2011.

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  1. Gasifier

    Gasifier Minister of Fire

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    WOW skfire! Very, very cool. That boiler must be sweet, man. Thanks for sharing the pics. I like the setup, everything looks very good. Congrats!

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  2. maple1

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    Some great pics here. With where I'm at right now I'm keying more on the insulation pics - tanks & pipes. I picked up a bundle of Roxul tonight but haven't found decent stuff to cover it with. That shiney stuff looks good skfire - what is it? I plodded around Home Depot for almost an hour today (& other places besides) but haven't seen anything I like yet. For pipes either - those look great.
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    I agree where can I get that pipe insulation?
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    Hartkem did a real nice job on insulation as well.
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    A few of ours.

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    Gasifier Minister of Fire

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    Very nice wardk. How long have you had the Garn? How much wood do you burn in a season? Do you burn year round? Thanks for adding the pics!
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    This is our first season,only been burning for3 wks, using about 10 pieces a day maybe 100-150# a day,working between 120 and 160 degrees right now when winter hits will try 140-190. Hopefully 10 cords is enough.
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    3" thick ductwrap, comes in 4'x50' rolls. JM, very happy with it. Got 2 layers of it on the tanks(6"thick).
    http://www.jm.com/insulation/performance_materials/products/ahs331_microlitexg.pdf
    2.5" thick 4'x8" insulation panels on the wall, got from HD

    SK
  9. Gasifier

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    SK,

    I like the way your insulation looks on your tanks. I was looking at the wrap in the link you gave.
    Am I reading that table correctly that you have an R value of about 8.3 installed with the stuff that you used? The stuff looks very good and I am thinking of wrapping my tank with it over the top of my spray foam.
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    yup,
    R8.3 per 3" layer.


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    These photos may have appeared in an earlier posting. They show my PB105 and a Liberty L30 both capable of sending heated water to the Smart 100 either separately or together. Normally, the pellet boiler will be the only boiler in operation and only if the water temperature in the Smart drops to 140*F will the oil kick on. I use the snap switch on the Smart to activate the Liberty. The Smart holds potable water that can be used for all the DHW. It also can exchange that heat through a 50 plate HX to the remainder of the heating system. The 180* water is tempered to a lower setting through a 1 ¼” manual mixing valve and/or the 180* F water can heat the hotter baseboard loads upstairs or the modine heater in the cellar.

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    Nice set up SmokeEater. That sounds very nice. How big of a space do you heat in combination with you DHW? How much pellets do you go through in a year? Do you heat DHW year round with the pellet boiler or do you do something different in the summer?
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    Here a photo of a friend that has an old boiler with a DHW tank I made for him, this is a simple set up but I must say this old boiler he has works great. No computer or switchs just simple it fires good and last long time, no electric that ok too still runs and heat house. Hes really heating two houses with this, his and small house next door for his mom,wow huh! Photo of coil also.

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    That is a "wow" ozzie88! Simple is nice, and easy. Nice job on the tank. Can you explain to us how you built it?
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    My space is about 2200 sq ft but will expand to my breezeway of 200 more and the garage with 12 ft ceilings and 1100 more sq ft. So far I can't give you a good number on the pellets used per year, but this October I started my first fire in September late and have just used about 45 bags, nearly a ton. DHW is only made during the "heating season" after that I heat the DWH with a 40 gal. electric heater.
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    Effecta 60 finally up and running with 2000 gallons of storage, and a little hearth...still more to do though.

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    How are the prices for pellets in NY? I was talking to the neighbours yesterday, they buy 20 tons at a time from a local manufacturer paid $3.20 a bag.
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    RPMM70, where is that boiler located? Looks like outside, but the brick seems like it's in some type of addition.... I like the brickwork!

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  19. Gasifier

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    _g Wow rpmm70. That looks really friggin nice man! Really nice. I love the look of the hearth around the boiler. Now you are giving me ideas of how I might want to finish the floor and the walls off in my boiler room. ;lol Another project for when I do my basement remodel in a few years. ;lol Thanks for sharing the pics of your system. I see a little guy in there that likes the room as well.
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    Curran's do manufacture locally and I buy there medium priced pellet by the ton only and at $4.60 per bag. You pick them up.
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    Thanks all. It has been a ton of work so far. I had an idea to get the effecta which at the time was not well known or been seen in person, so i wanted this setup to loom really nice. Still a work in progress but is getting there.
    The hearth, boiler, and storage is located in my pole barn. Nothing outside, except the 2.5" underground pex to the house of course.
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    The other "nice touch" to the hearth, storage tank room is the old barn siding. I found an old barn that blew down and salvaged the siding from it and used it for the ceiling and sidewall of the hearth. I also am currently enclosing the storage tanks with it. The ole siding looks really amazing on this setup. I will post more pics when i get a chance.
  23. Here's my boiler. Low quality pics though. I use the mule to bring the wood close to the boiler room. I can load the wood directly into the boiler or into the wood crib. The crib is in front of the boiler and holds 3-7 days worth of wood depending on how cold it is.

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    Nice looking set up Mike. Thanks for sharing the pics. What kind of wood you burning their? How much do you go through in a year?
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    Mike is that an air louver in the lower left of the second pic?

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