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Post in 'The Boiler Room - Wood Boilers and Furnaces' started by jklingel, Oct 27, 2007.

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  1. jklingel

    jklingel Feeling the Heat

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    If boilers like the Greenwood use un-split wood, and seem to like it, then I assume that stacking discarded 2x4's, etc, would be great wood fuel. Is kiln dried wood TOO dry? There is sure lots of that around for the taking. j

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  2. Nofossil

    Nofossil Moderator Emeritus

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    Don't know about the greenwood, but on the EKO the controller regulates the fan to control water jacket temp. Really dry wood could give you combustion temperatures that might be scary. I'm comfortable with 2000 degrees, but I had a load of dry wood that pushed 2400 degrees - that's too hot. Mix in a few pieces of green stuff and you should be fine.
  3. jklingel

    jklingel Feeling the Heat

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    nofossil: glad I asked! 2400 degrees does sound a tad hot. I'll also check w/ GW, of course, should I buy one of their boilers. I think I can scrounge up a lot of scrap wood; this place is growing like a damn weed. j
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