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Help with Benjamin Boiler Installation

Post in 'The Boiler Room - Wood Boilers and Furnaces' started by chardafoe, Jan 7, 2009.

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  1. chardafoe

    chardafoe New Member

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    Hello,

    We have installed a Benjamin CC500 Wood/Oil Combination boiler. We are finding to be very hard on wood and oil and are wondering if anyone has any information they could share on the schematics for the hook up of the system.

    Thanks,
    Charlotte

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  2. steam man

    steam man Minister of Fire

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    I think you'll have to evaluate your specific situation. How's the combustion process, i.e average stack temp when burning with wood? Too little air and it will cresoste/soot up and too much will both end up blowing heat out the stack. Are the heat exchangers clean? The unit won't absorb heat and it will go up the stack. How's the heat load? Are you asking it to do too much? Most importantly-is your wood properly seasoned? You will burn a dramatic amount more wood when it is wet. Many btu's are needed to boil out moisture from the wood not to mention it will create creosote/soot. I suspect your unit needs a good cleaning and drier wood. Try and inspect everything and get back to us.

    Mike
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