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Granny's New Wood Furnace

Post in 'The Boiler Room - Wood Boilers and Furnaces' started by hobbyheater, Mar 29, 2013.

  1. hobbyheater

    hobbyheater Minister of Fire

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    http://www.hearth.com/talk/threads/grannys-splitter-wood-pile.78935/

    Granny's old wood/oil furnace was not very well built as it only lasted 35 years!

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    The heat exchanger on the oil side had failed plus there were several places on the wood side where the metal was almost burnt through.

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    This is the first section of the old chimney below the roof line and you can see that rain water had penetrated the mortar down into the building.

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    The brick chimney was over 60 years old and the sand used in the mortar was beach sand and over time, the salt in the sand had broken down the mortar. The chimney was just a stack of bricks held together by their own weight. Taking the chimney apart was just a matter of lifting the bricks off.

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    Elizabeth, my" GOOD" wife, assisted me through the entire project! The new chimney installed and water tight.

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    The new furnace sitting where the old one sat. I did not like the long smoke pipe run so some duct work would have to be moved.

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    Furnace and duct work moved.

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    Part of the new duct work in place.

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    Cold air return installed on the fan and filter housing.

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    Finished and now waiting for the Wett Inspector.


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    Wett inspection passed! The first Fire!

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  2. henfruit

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    Great Job Alan.
  3. sloeffle

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    Nice looking install.

    What make / model of furnace ?

    Scott
  4. hobbyheater

    hobbyheater Minister of Fire

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    I don't know if you did it or not but that's a nice job on the plenum adapters.
    Looks like a vast improvement on the whole sheebang.
  6. hobbyheater

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    Awl Tec, a sheet metal shop in Campbell River, BC did the sheet metal fabrication.

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    They told me how to take the measurements, using a straight edge and the wall as a reference point to get the correct measurements.

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    Straight edge for the cold air return measurements. Knowing how to take the correct measurements really made a big difference.
  7. BoilerMan

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    Looks great!

    TS
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    Nice work Alan. I just saw this thread from a link you posted elsewhere. When are you coming to my camp to install my new pellet stove? I can't wait until winter is over you know! LOL

    Nice job on getting that in for her!
  9. hobbyheater

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    Yes I have done this thread on a couple of sites. Just trying to give folks the confidence that plenum hook up is not all that difficult! Compared to soldering, cutting pipe threads, circulators, zone valves, storage, expansion tanks, dump zone, and etc!
  10. hiker88

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    How does it smell compared to the jet stream? :)
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    I,m very sure it would be much like playing horse shoes? Just getting close would count!;sick:mad:
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    you want to stay at my house for a while, great looking work!
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    When is this all taking place again? Must be coming up soon. Eh?
  14. hobbyheater

    hobbyheater Minister of Fire

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    These two pictures reveal something much more remarkable than the furnace installation.

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    In March when the Editor helped with the installation she could not do the jacket up!

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    Since the first picture was taken, she has lost over 5o lbs - the natural way. Not only can she do the jacket up, there is also room to spare to wrap the dog! My bride of 41 years.
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  15. BoilerMan

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    Congradulations! 41 years is a great and rare thing these days!

    TS
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    Very nice looking install !
  17. Gasifier

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    Congratulations Mrs. Hobbyheater!

    It is amazing what we can do when we DECIDE we are going to do it. Our minds can accomplish great things. I smoked off and on for 20 years from the time I was 17 until I was 37. I quit cold turkey, after about 100 attempts of cold turkey ;lol, and decided that was it ! I started working out more, walking a lot more. Then progressed to walking/jogging, then to just jogging, then to decent time running for me. I ran my first 1/2 marathon (13.2) miles about 1 year and a couple months after I had quit. I have run the 1/2 marathon every year since, accept one a few years back when I had Achilles tendinitis (ouch), which is a common running injury.

    Again. Congratulations on your accomplishment!
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