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Q&A Using a wood fired boiler without water.

Post in 'Questions and Answers' started by QandA, Oct 5, 2001.

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  1. QandA

    QandA New Member Staff Member

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    I was given a cast iron wood boiler that I want to use in my barn. I probably won't hook up water to it 'til next year. I'm wondering if I leave the water input and output open, if it will hurt to burn wood in it with no water circulating through it? Thanx...Bob H.



    Answer:

    Don't do it! You'll ruin the boiler. Get a 55 gallon drum kit of a hardware store tin stove if you need temp heat.

    You'll ruin the seals between the section and maybe even crack the castings.

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