General

HISTORY OF FIRE

History of Fire A BRIEF HISTORY OF FIRE AND ITS USES – by Ed Semmelroth Throughout the centuries there has been such an intimate connection of fire with the cultural growth of humanity that whatever relates to the antiquity of fire is important in tracing- the history of early progress.’ And because all inventions make use of what has gone …
Outdoor Appliance

OUTDOOR WOOD BOILERS – OWB – AN INTRODUCTION

Written by Eric Johnson and Craig Issod Outdoor Wood Boilers, also called OWBs or Outdoor Wood Burners, consist of a firebox surrounded by a water jacket and a control system all housed in an insulated, steel-sided enclosure with a roof. Hot water is circulated through insulated, underground piping between the boiler and the house. OWBs have become very popular in …
Pellet Stoves/Corn/Biomass

PELLET – BUYING AND STORING CORN

Original article by:Dennis BuffingtonProfessor of Agricultural and Biological EngineeringPenn State UniversityReprinted with permission LOCATING A SUPPLIER OF SHELLED CORN Do not purchase a corn-burning stove or boiler without first identifying a reliable supplier of shelled corn. To find suppliers of shelled corn, contact the feed and seed stores in your area as well as any feed mills and grain elevators. …
Central Furnace, Boilers, OWB

PELLET AND CORN CENTRAL FURNACES AND BOILERS

Pellet and Corn Furnaces and Boilers Introduction Over the past decade, a quiet revolution has been taking place in Europe and in certain parts of North America, centering on the use of locally-produced wood pellets and corn or corn/pellet mixtures for residential central heat. The increasing popularity of these heaters is largely being driven by high fossil fuel costs, although …
GeneralPellet Stoves/Corn/Biomass

PELLET STOVES AND INSERTS GENERAL INFORMATION

Pellet-burning appliances are simpler to operate and more convenient than other wood-burning appliances. In fact, they are almost as easy to use as gas, oil, or electric heaters. These stoves and inserts burn wood pellets—compressed wood which resembles rabbit food. View attachment 164993 Wood Pellets Typical Pellet Stove Pellet-burning appliances rely on sophisticated computers and circuit boards to determine how …
Chimney

RELINE A MASONRY CHIMNEY

Relining a Masonry Chimney Introduction to the Basics Chimney relining is often the best way to assure safety and proper performance with solid fuel (wood, coal, pellet) appliances. In fact, chimney lining has become almost mandatory in order to bring existing chimneys up to present codes. Reasons for lining or relining your chimney include: 1. Properly sizing (by reducing) the …
Central Furnace, Boilers, OWB

USING STORAGE TANKS WITH BIOMASS BOILER SYSTEMS.

Water storage can be a great addition to a wood or pellet boiler system, however you must plan the system well in order to gain the maximum advantage. You can use the calculator below to get a rough idea of how much water storage you might need to achieve your goals.————————————————————————*Maximum temperature of storage170 180 190*Lowest temp of storage110 120 …