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Dearborn Bortec Looking to Perform Product Testing with Pre-EPA Stove owners

Post in 'Classic Wood Stove Forums (prior to approx. 1993)' started by DearbornBortec, Dec 7, 2011.

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  1. DearbornBortec

    DearbornBortec New Member

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    We at Dearborn Bortec are releasing a new product based on an old technology. It is a fireplate designed to be installed as a replacement baffle inside the firebox of most front load Pre-EPA woodstoves. It enables you to pump water through your firebox and provide hot water to a storage tank that is connected to your existing forced hot water heating system or domestic hot water. The fireplate could be used independently as well.

    Visit our facebook photo album to see a system connected with fireplate.
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    This post is to find out how much market interest there would be in such a product. We are looking for a New England area member to install a plate and allow us rights to photograph and participate in the installation aside a licensed professional of the owners choosing.

    Benefits

    Wood Fired Hot Water Energy System

    Mounts Inside Conventional Wood Stoves
    Adding Hot Water Heating Capability

    Increases Stove Efficiency and Absorbs
    Heat From Escaping Hot Gases

    Reduce Monthly Energy & Heating Costs

    Multiple Room Capability

    Connect To Domestic Hot Water

    Machined Solid Steel & Weld Construction

    Simplicity & Compact Size

    Independent or Auxiliary System Design

    Sales are available, I just registered and will need permission from the forum once my industry membership is complete I will post sales information.

    Respectfully
    Bill Cleveland

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  2. mellow

    mellow Resident Stove Connoisseur

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    You should also think about converting this design to a secondary air product, put in air tubes with holes with a baffle and your set, I could see this working on a Timberline/Fisher stove setup more than I can see people buying it for hot water.

    SAFETY FEATURES:

    The amount of water contained in the FIREPLATE is small, any steam which might be generated by overheating can easily be accommodated by the expansion tank.

    In fact, to remove creosote FIREPLATE can be operated dry without fear of damage to the unit itself. <--- I can understand you are marketing to ol timers, but still isn't cool to tell people to have chimney fires.
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    DearbornBortec New Member

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    I agree, we are also talking with one manufacturer at this time to incorporate the technology into a secondary burn baffle.

    "The amount of water contained in the FIREPLATE is small, any steam which might be generated by overheating can easily be accommodated by the expansion tank." This is also handled by the storage tank loop and the pressure relief valve as an additional safety mechanism.

    "In fact, to remove creosote FIREPLATE can be operated dry without fear of damage to the unit itself. <—- I can understand you are marketing to ol timers, but still isn’t cool to tell people to have chimney fires." I'm not sure I understand? If creosote forms on the plate you may drain the plate and have a regular fire and the plate will heat to temperatures beyond where it would if it were full of circulating water. Does this clarify what we mean? Respectfully Bill
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    mellow Resident Stove Connoisseur

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    Yea, more clarification is better sometimes.
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    does it have to be a New Englander to try this out? I have wanted to install one in a stove and have a circulator pump to move the water and just have not done it. I have fabrication experiance.
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    I suppose we could send one to you if you're willing to work with us and let us know what it cost you to install it, send us photos, and a performance write up including temperatures and system design. We are looking for someone to start there project right away. We have one system on site here but want to expand the study to a few pioneer systems. Send me an email with your system idea and perhaps we can work something out.

    Respectfully,
    Bill Cleveland

    bill@dearbornbortec.com
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    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    Bill, have your read the forum rules regarding commercial members?

    Please take some time to do so. Promoting your commercial product is not allowed on the forums. No pitches, no links, etc....not even free stoves or giveaways.

    Thanks
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