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Got out of wood; want back in!

Post in 'The Boiler Room - Wood Boilers and Furnaces' started by penfrydd, Jul 7, 2008.

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  1. penfrydd

    penfrydd New Member

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    I had an Eshland Wood Gun from '85 to about '95 and found it to be a lot more maintenance than I hoped for. Always needing new gaskets on the door. Lots of tube cleaning. But the worst was the fact that the draft fan was on the hot side of the fire, so the heat would travel down the motor shaft and fry the bearings. That along with ridiculous amounts of creosote on the fan which would make it squeal.

    I switched to oil in '95, but this old farmhouse is just too much to heat. I've got wood, I've got a son (33) who burns wood, so I've got help in the woods.

    There are lots more choices now than there were in '85.

    I'm was looking at Greenwood, but am now leaning towards EKO.

    I would like to know what sort of maintenance is required after the honeymoon is over, and what's the draft situation?

    Thanks

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