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Econoburn Boiler low prices

Post in 'The Boiler Room - Wood Boilers and Furnaces' started by Singed Eyebrows, Jan 20, 2010.

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  1. dogwood

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  2. horrocksd

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    I'm new to the forum, but have been lurking here for several weeks. I've been doing pretty serious supplementary home heat with firewood for the last 24 years using a Vermont Castings Vigilant I purchased used for $300. I figure at this point I've almost got my money's worth. My wife and I are in our 50s and getting a little tired of all the toting and cleanup and smoke smell in the house . I've been wanting to go to an outdoor unit for about 10 years, but decided to wait for technology to improve.

    I decided to take a chance and purchase an Econoburn 150 from Aqua-Therm based in part on the posts on this thread. It arrived late last week and all of the additonal parts and paperwork were included. The build quality seems first-rate. Kelly at Aqua-therm was great to work with. Total price with shipping came to $5350 to central New York. After the $1500 tax rebate that's $3850 and I just figured it was too good of a deal to pass up. In May or June I expect to start the installation in my 30 x 50 barn which will require about 55' of piping to run to the house. I plan to heat DHW and a hot tub as well. Probably no storage for now.

    This is a great forum and you guys provide some incredible information. I hope to be able to do the same for someone else in the future. I'm excited about the project and will have a lot to learn in the next few months.
  3. NNYorker

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    Unbelievable, outstanding, awesome deal on a hell of a unit!! Get your wood dryin'!! Sounds like an ideal set up for storage if you have room. Good luck!!
  4. Gooserider

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    Welcome to the forums, and hope we can help you along with your install as you need it... One definite suggestion is to design your system like you were going to have storage, and put in the fittings for it in the lines you install, even if you just cap them off for now... This will only add a few dollars to your install cost, and save you a great deal of extra work and aggravation if / when you decide to add storage later...

    Gooserider
  5. altheating

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    Just to clarify, all Econoburn indoor models have a lifting hook that is located under the 12" x 12" access plate that is located on the top of the boiler. Simply remove the four screws that hold the access plate in place. You will see that lifting hook inside. Be careful when hooking a clevis or other lifting hook to the hook on the Econoburn, there are wires that can become entangled in the hook.

    The new Outdoor Econoburn's all have a lifting hook on the outside just like most of the OWB's out there.

    CAUTION: Please do not lift the units by threading a modified pipe nipple into the top outlet. The threads on 2" pipe are not meant to handle that kind of weight. Especially some of the cheap Chinese pipe currently available.
  6. Garth B

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    Wow this forum sees alot of traffic, I didn't expect to see this many new posts in a week. I am in NB wantstoburnwood, just across the border from ME. I asked for the 150 to be shipped there and I will take it across the border myself. I am building my first and hopefully last home. I was going to try to find an orlan but I will be applying for the energy grants which require an energy star central heating appliance to get the last 1000$, that coupled with the fact that there are heavy duties on boilers made outside of north america and the great price on ebay, just had to grab it while I could. Do you know where to find a propane tank for storage? I did fine a few last summer, but had no prices to compare to.
  7. killick

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    Garth the Econoburn also has the W/H testing certification for Canada and the US which should keep your insurance company happy if that is an issue. I was talking with my 'boiler guy' last week. He is going to come over and have a look once the weather warms up a bit. Mayby check with your local propane suppliers to see what they do with the old tanks. You're going with a pressurized system from the sounds of things. How many square feet/storeys are you heating and how old is your house?

    Earl
  8. wantstoburnwood

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    Garth I also took my boiler across the border and it was very easy. Econoburn prepared the paper work for me so I just paid the gst and away I went. You are going to need a fairly robust truck. I hauled my boiler from Saco ME with a 2000 Tacoma and just about killed it.
  9. DBoon

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    Holy smokes, an Econoburn in a Toyota Tacoma! My father-in-law has one of those, and I can't imagine putting one of those in the back of it.
  10. wantstoburnwood

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    Yah I can show you some pics . I put alot of miles on 3rd and 4th gears 5th was not in the equation at all
  11. gorbull

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    Garth,

    What energy grants are you referring to? I'm an EcoEnergy advisor out here in B.C. and the max. Federal grant for wood boiler that meets EPA is $375. So far I haven't run into anyone that has qualified for it.
  12. altheating

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    I just checked Ebay, it looks like Aqua Therm only has 3 Econoburn 100's and 2 150's left. They should have them sold off by the end of the week at those prices.
  13. dancarbo

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    My Econoburn 150 from Aqua Therm arrived at the local feed supply on Friday. They Loaded it onto my F150 pick up truck with a forklift on Saturday and I brought it home. My neighbor came down with his New Holland 7000 tractor and helped me to put it in the shed. Thanks to the post from AltHeating, We removed the top panel and connected the chain to the top of the boiler and tied it across the bucket of the tractor and lifted it and placed it inside my shed. I am a college teacher and we are on spring break this week so I will remove the oil boiler and get it ready to install. I will need to ask some of you experienced owners some questions as I do the install.

    Dan
  14. Garth B

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    It is an efficiency NB grant for new homes that are rated greater than E80, or R2000 certified or meet mandatory specs (insul,windows ect.) the final amount (1000$) is for a non electric central wood heat that is epa certified. One of E.W.s posts pointed me to the epa site that says the 150 is epa phase 1 qualified for burn season. I am hoping that is good enough.
  15. Garth B

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    Thanks Earl, checked with a propane supplier who directed me to a scrap dealer who indead has a few good condition tanks. I am planing on a pressurized system with storage as the boiler is oversized for my 3000sqft two storey which is roof-tight as of last week (mid construction). The heat load calcs for the house were 65,300BTU at -17degF 15mph wind. In the future I would like to heat a detached garage as well therefore I wanted some extra capacity, and need a way to store it.

    Also thanks for the heads up on the W/H cert. Now when the insurance company asked I will know the answer!
  16. Garth B

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    Good to know I should'nt have trouble at the border, just hope the 4L ranger can pull the trailer with 1500lbs on it. The manual says it could 8 years ago! lol
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    Garth,cool. Keep us posted as to your progress. I'm not sure my EB will qualify for the NS energy rebate but I did get in under the wire for the federal home improvement tax credit.

    Earl

    PS Check on the Forum for methods of swishing out the propane tank to neutralize the gas smell as well as for setting it up for storage.
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