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  1. Thaddius Wenderoth

    Thaddius Wenderoth Feeling the Heat

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    What do you guys think? If I get good reviews on here I am transferring $1000 into a savings account today to start saving for this bad boy.

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    I can heat my home, water, guest house and garage with one unit. The cost savings from eliminating my electric for 2 water heaters alone will pay for this stove within 8 years. Plus I get heat for my garage (currently unheated).

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  2. Bioburner

    Bioburner Minister of Fire

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    I would ask about the thermal effeciency. Nothing like having to feed it 20 percent or more fuel.
  3. DexterDay

    DexterDay Guest

    You may be better off going to the Boiler and Furnace section. There will be more over there with better experience and real life data, as to how much it heats and the usage?

    If using for DHW all year, you may in the 8-12 ton a year range.
  4. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    If you get one, We'll let you join the basement dwellers club! :p
  5. Thaddius Wenderoth

    Thaddius Wenderoth Feeling the Heat

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    I hope you know this is your fault! Im going to send the old lady your way to hand out the ass whoopin!
    If it weren't for your thread I wouldn't have been looking at furnaces!
  6. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    I get beat all the time. I have begun to enjoy it! :p
  7. hockeypuck

    hockeypuck Burning Hunk

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    Make sure you do not go cheap on the insulated pipe for ground burial. I spent the big bucks for well insulated pex and it was well worth it. I hear horror stories of heating the ground because people did not use good piping product
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  8. Thaddius Wenderoth

    Thaddius Wenderoth Feeling the Heat

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    Thanks for the input! I see you are no longer using your outside furnace. Why not?
  9. hockeypuck

    hockeypuck Burning Hunk

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    I sold the house . As far as I know it is still working fine. I loved mine because it burned anything you could fit through the door. The newer HE units are more particular about wood moisture content, but are more efficient as well.
  10. Thaddius Wenderoth

    Thaddius Wenderoth Feeling the Heat

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    I was thinking of adding a valve for heated walkway and driveway. Is that something that would work?
  11. hockeypuck

    hockeypuck Burning Hunk

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    Heating a drive way will take some size. Unless you have an abundant supply of free wood and a strong back i would stick with heating the inside. Your boiler size would have to go up and that would mean less efficiency for normal use.
  12. Thaddius Wenderoth

    Thaddius Wenderoth Feeling the Heat

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    Was thinking about getting the house to temp and then opening the valve for the driveway. I may just have to stick with my plan for electric lines for the driveway. :confused:
  13. smoke show

    smoke show Guest

    Heated driveway? where do you live the Hamptons?
  14. Thaddius Wenderoth

    Thaddius Wenderoth Feeling the Heat

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    Boon docks in Idaho, don't mean I don't enjoy the finer things in life. I bust my ass to make a living and I want to set myself up for when I am old so I don't have to do chit but watch football, play with the grand kids and drink beer. Screw shoveling a driveway!
  15. smoke show

    smoke show Guest

    I agree. I just have a different approach on how to get it accomplished.
    Here is my snow removal tool/forklift plus many more uses.
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  16. Thaddius Wenderoth

    Thaddius Wenderoth Feeling the Heat

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    I want one so bad! I only have half acre though so it don't make too much sense.
  17. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Does it have a cup holder? :p
  18. smoke show

    smoke show Guest

    Yeah, but it empties the beer faster than I do. I usually don't use it.
  19. smoke show

    smoke show Guest

    you need to find excuses to own one, not excuses to not own one. ;)
  20. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Well if ya were drivin pie eyed you might spill less! Kids these days? Teach em to drink, They forget how to drive! :(
  21. smoke show

    smoke show Guest

    Its too bumpy all the damn beer splashes out of the can. :mad: So I just hold it and keep an unopened back up in the cupholder. ;)
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  22. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    See you do know how to drive. Ya just keep holden the beer. Just testin ifn you knew tis all. Cup holdrs are for the full reserves! ::-)
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  23. hockeypuck

    hockeypuck Burning Hunk

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    The pc crowd has officially left the building==c
  24. Shaw520

    Shaw520 Feeling the Heat

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    You taught him well Jay. :cool:
  25. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    I only had to hit em in the head a couple times too! He does it naturally now(guess he's used to holdin sumin anyway) but forgets he's doing it! :p
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