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pellets in buderus hydronic system

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by dilligaf, Dec 18, 2007.

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  1. dilligaf

    dilligaf New Member

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    hi, this forum has been a source of info for me for awhile now, so i joined to ask the membership a question


    i have a buderus multi-fuel boiler, and i was a lazy **** this summer and do not have much wood to burn.

    i went to get a bunch of coal, but the local dealer has decided to just stock pellets

    so, i bought some, and made a 15 inch by 5 inch tray, with 3/8 inch holes drilled throughout to pour pellets in, and put split firewood on either side of it.

    i do not have any kind of auger/hopper system, this is manual, i add some pellets when i am in-house and tending to the burner.

    the sampson control seems to be working fine, to regulate the air intake when the temp changes

    just wondering about any pitfalls associated with my method, and any input about how to make my boiler more effecient when i burn pellets in it



    thanks for any and all feedback


    EDIT:
    i realize this should probably be in the 'boiler room' topic, my apologies for making the staff work, i'll read more before my next post

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  2. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    My opinion is that you are paying vastly more for heat than you have to and probably gunking up your boiler and your flue

    Get some hard coal for that boiler - it is a lousy wood burner anyway (if you have a Buderus Lagana)
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    dilligaf New Member

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    exactly what i have, didn't remember the 'logana' name on it, thought it was a nice piece of equipment... but it was installed in the 80s

    i have family member with a huge truck to get coal from about an hour away, just needed something to keep the oil tank full as we're getting a cold spell right now (south of albany)

    thanks for the help, i appreciate it
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    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    dilligaf New Member

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    cheers for the link admin, think it's the post that led me to the forum when i had issues with the sampson controller for the intake.

    I've burned coal with zero problems in the past, your advice will save me cash this winter :D

    cheers and stay warm
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