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jon 2701 Posted By jon 2701, Sep 8, 2013 at 8:59 AM

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  2. NE WOOD BURNER

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    So how was your visit with Patrick?
     
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    He was great. Excellent ideas and extremely helpful with locating it in the right spot. Glad I found this site.
     
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    Glad it worked out for you.

    This site is very helpful!

    If you bought the set up? don't forgot to take pictures of the install;)
     
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    Glad to see the crisis averted. :)

    I'd encourage you to start cutting and SPLITTING your wood. The next thing we need to convince you of is that DRY wood burns better. Dry is a scientific discussion, likely not what your grandpappy did with his firewood.

    I cut and split for almost a year before my boiler was installed. I STILL was burning marginal wood that first year.

    JP
     
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    How about this guy from post #6......at the arboristsite thread

    "I totally agree with better oversize than undersize but I never have bought into the water storage idea or the firebrick."
     
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    I was going to ask him if he believed in gravity...
     
  8. NE WOOD BURNER

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    water storage idea: for an outside wood boiler scenario 1:if burned continuously- burn more wood and feed more, idle more once brought to temp scenario 2: batch burn to storage: need antifreeze for boiler or have significant heat loss from unit.

    Firebrick: keeps you from stuffing an oversized unit too full and retains heat for relight of coals

    But regardless if you do not already have one there are much better systems available.

    The major game changer IMHO is the method of continuous burn time or the batch burning method.
     
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    THATS IT! It's like when some people are all in love with a certain brand of tool or vehicle, and never tried out anything comparable from another brand. Like an Escort and a 3500HD. Or the guy at the jobsite who swears by DeWalt tools but has never operated another brand that is Lithium Ion.

    Sometimes people refuse to see the light and think everyone burns 10 cord/year if the actually heat with wood.

    TS
     
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    I know this is an old thread but I figured I should give an update since everyone here gave me great advice. I installed the Vigas 25 with the American Solartechnics 550 modular tank on the advice from Patrick at Vigasboilers.com. I could not be happier. I have not burned a drop of oil since installation back in the first week of Dec. Patrick was extremely helpful with the planning and layout. Any questions I had were answered quickly and any problems I had were dealt with immediately. The boiler runs fantastic. I Installed the boiler just inside my basement entrance and piped the boiler over to the tank in the boiler room.. It is real nice that I do not have to go outside to fill the boiler when it is -12 in the am. Best advice here was to go indoor vs the outdoor route. All the residual heat from the boiler heats my basement which would of been lost to the outside. Thanks again
     
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    Thanks, for the update. Glad it worked out well for you. Now if we had pictures we could really believe==c
     
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    good on yah!
     
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    Awesome!
     
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    I need to shine it up a bit to get it ready for the pictures!
     
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    Yeah.. you're not allowed to let the dust build up on it till the second or third season. :)
     
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