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New hot air furnace showed up

Post in 'The Boiler Room - Wood Boilers and Furnaces' started by fuelfarmer, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. fuelfarmer

    fuelfarmer Burning Hunk

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    For years poultry farmers have dreamed of heating barns using waste (" litter" ) from the barns. Although anything can be done with enough money, clean burning litter burners that have a reasonable pay back have been hard to find.

    Last week a burner showed up at the farm. A number of interested groups have chipped in time and money to help get this project going. We hope to have it up and running in a week or two.

    The unit is a 500,000 btu hot air furnace.

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  2. Floydian

    Floydian Feeling the Heat

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    fuelfarmer,

    You sure have some interesting stuff going on!

    Where are you located? I'm guessing a couple of hours north of me on I81.

    How dry does the litter need to be? what kind of btu content per pound?

    Noah
  3. fuelfarmer

    fuelfarmer Burning Hunk

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    We are near Harrisonburg in the Shenandoah Valley.

    The litter can be around 30% moisture and the but per lb is in the 4000 range.
  4. fuelfarmer

    fuelfarmer Burning Hunk

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    Duct system is installed. Stack needs to be installed and we should be ready to test run the new unit.

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