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Newest Heatmor OWB?

Post in 'The Boiler Room - Wood Boilers and Furnaces' started by sarah_a_stewart, Jun 17, 2008.

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  1. sarah_a_stewart

    sarah_a_stewart New Member

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    Hi all,

    Does anyone here have any experience with the new Heatmor OWB? They will be arriving in Maine soon and my husband and I met with the dealer this morning and are leaning more in that direction than the Central Boiler E-classic...I know they are very new and not yet in practice in many places...

    I'd also be happy to hear of any positive/negative experiences people have had with the Heatmor brand in general.

    Thanks!

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  2. Eric Johnson

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    Heatmor is supposed to be one of the better OWBs, but I haven't seen the new gasifier, if that's what you're talking about. The CB E-classic just hit the market. I'm anxiously awaiting some user feedback. I think if CB can make a reliable, functional gasification boiler, then the others will follow--or fall by the wayside.

    Back to the Heatmor--my dad has had one (ss firebox) for more than 10 years and he's very happy with it.
  3. antos_ketcham

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    I am waiting to get my new CB E-Classic going. One of the reasons I chose the CB over the Heatmor is that the E-Classic's emission levels were better than the EPA phase II levels that Vermont will be adopting in '10. I wanted to make sure I was getting a unit that would pass the more stringent regs coming down the pike in VT. When I get it running I will post a report and some pics.

    Pete
  4. sarah_a_stewart

    sarah_a_stewart New Member

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    Thanks - that is a good point re: the EPA's standards - we're in Maine which is another pretty strict state.
  5. heaterman

    heaterman Minister of Fire

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    I don't want to throw water on anyone's fire but......you do all realize that regardless of brand, you are the guinea pigs and field testers for these units. Personally I wouldn't buy any of them until they've been out in the field for a year or two.

    Not trying to sound like a grumpy old man here but it ticks me off when companies claim to have reinvented fire with a product that has yet to prove itself under field conditions. You have to keep in mind the fact that the EPA test for emissions bears about as much resemblance to real world conditions as I do to Angelina Jolie.
  6. sarah_a_stewart

    sarah_a_stewart New Member

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    We actually made that decision yesterday. We are holding off one year with the plan to see how these outdoor gasifiers do over the next year and then make a purchase next spring. I know we're taking the chance of the prices increasing even more but it's worth it to make sure there are no problems with them. We are torn between the E-classic and the Response, so time will tell...
  7. Eric Johnson

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    Try to get your wood cut this summer so you'll be sure to have very dry wood for your new boiler.
  8. ISeeDeadBTUs

    ISeeDeadBTUs Guest

    Call me old fashioned, but if she

    [deleted pic (hot) of Angelina Jolie--use your imagination]


    shows up to work on my heat, I call the company and tell them to send a grubby guy in coveralls.
  9. heaterman

    heaterman Minister of Fire

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    Somehow..........I knew you would find humor in that. ;o
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