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  1. Singed Eyebrows

    Fiskars 8lb Maul... bouncing right off of green rounds (4' diameter)

    I use a heavy Stihl maul (Oxhead Germany). Even that does not work on everything.
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    Electric vs diesel

    I'm sure that is good news to the people dying from poison battery fumes. Lets hope the future is as Bgreen says.
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    Electric vs diesel

    I hope non poisonous batteries are the near future. It breaks my heart to see Chinese workers with cotton gloves & a dust mask sorting through pails of these things. Tesla recycles its batteries with its global partners.......
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    Electric vs diesel

    They left out global warming Bgreen.
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    Electric vs diesel

    If you are hit head on from a diesel truck you will probably buy it.
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    Electric vs diesel

    So safe that my friend died of throat cancer from lithium ion or lithium polymer batteries.
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    Electric vs diesel

    I am talking degrees of toxicity. I was on a flashlight forum & one poor guy had a flashlight back charge on him. His lungs will never be the same. I'm not sure if they were even able to save him. The flashlight was multi 18650 batteries & somehow one was lower voltage. That can blow your hand...
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    Electric vs diesel

    Electric has batteries that are thousands of dollars. Electric has batteries that must be recycled to avoid an environmental disaster. Europe does not have increased incidence of lung cancer from slightly elevated nox emissions. Cities that were ,dirty, years ago did not have the newer direct...
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    Electric vs diesel

    Say What! Diesel fumes are poisonous when concentrated & I never said otherwise. One whiff of diesel exhaust wont hurt anyone. One whiff of an outgassed lithium battery might be the end of the show.
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    Electric vs diesel

    Thats not very nice...is it?
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    Electric vs diesel

    There is a difference between ,good for, & severely damaged lungs.
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    Electric vs diesel

    I'm sure it wouldn't.
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    Electric vs diesel

    Lithium batteries are toxic. If they outgas for some reason say goodby to your lungs. That acid is highly poisonous.
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    new wood hydronic boiler

    I would look at the Wood Gun again. You don't need storage and an expensive expansion tank. It should last forever. Yes they are expensive as 1/4" stainless steel plate is not cheap. Try PM ing Muncie Bob as he knows these well.
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    new wood hydronic boiler

    The Royall is a tough ASME boiler. Its 50 percent efficient with flue gas temps that can turn the stove pipe red. I would look elsewhere.
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    Electric vs diesel

    I would like to see the green people back off the nox emissions standards for the tiny turbo diesel cars. These are extremely clean cars with just a little bit of the nox emissions. The fuel co's in the US do not want 100 mpg cars. Keep the strict regs for the semi's & motorhomes but leave the...
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    Items Wanted Laddomat parts wanted

    A friend has a Laddomat 21-100 & needs the 3 ball valves for it. They can be used or new. Any help is appreciated.
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    new wood hydronic boiler

    The Garn is a legend no doubt. That said I would take the pressurized Switzer over that if code allows. I don't believe Gary builds ASME, at least he didn't. Most inspectors probably won't even know what you are talking about with codes, you don't want to get the odd one that does & half to rip...
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    new wood hydronic boiler

    If you don't want storage I would check out the Wood Gun. They are stainless steel. The air shuts down completely on high limit.
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    Froling Update after 6years... a bit of TLC info needed

    My Atmos had a nozzle that was wearing & none available in the states. I tried different patch compounds & they fell off right away. I then went to Firebrick Engineers in Milwaukee & got a patch kit. It consisted of a phosforic acid paste that is put down in a thin coat & some kind of clay type...
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    Orlan 60 Scary night!!

    You can get a plumber off Craigslist. If he also sells firewood he can bring your 1/3 cord(full cord ordered) at the same time, lol. Seriously, if you are carefull you can get a real decent deal on a qualified person this way, Randy
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    Termovar Loading Unit on Tarm Solo Innova causing thumping

    Thats opposite to what Zenon said with the Laddomat. When the capacity wasn't enough with the 40kw boilers he advised to take out the check valve & that solved the problem, Randy
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    Going to burn pallet wood through boiler. Any suggestions/concerns?

    I burned pallets in my old Energy Mate boiler for about 7 years almost exclusivly. I tried saws, pallet breakers, sawzall, you name it. What worked best for me was a 3' bar on my chainsaw & I didn't need to break my back leaning over. You can tear through a lot of pallets fast like this. I only...
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    Termovar Loading Unit on Tarm Solo Innova causing thumping

    My Laddomat is noise free, it has a different style of check valve though. It may be as IHW said, that its the check valve. Try pulling it out once & run without, Randy
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    Things Were Going so Well.....

    Try putting wood right by or against the boiler. Even though it feels like there is very little heat there it might surprise you. This is free heat, about the most electric power I care to use is for the 50 watt inducer & 50 watt Laddomat, Randy
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    Any hint at pricing on the Froling P4 boiler?

    My system runs 13.5 psi maximum at 180 degree water in the tank & thats all the temp the Atmos is rated for. I'm running the 500 liter expansion tank in my signature, Randy
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    Any hint at pricing on the Froling P4 boiler?

    Hi Chris, I didn't see your post till now. The people that built my tank, IPS in Wisconsin told me this & you could check with them. I also found it under a Google search of Wisconsin boiler laws or something like that. I believe it is state code & kind of an unusual one. I'll try to do some...
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    another furnace ?

    I've heard some good things about the Kuuma Vaporfire furnace. If its as creosote free as they advertise it would be well worth some extra money, although no price is listed on the website, Randy
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    RE: Bangor Firefighter who saved cat two weeks ago in fire, adopting cat

    Cats are great, My friend the farmer always had kittens around & I would hold & play with them untill the mother cat would walk up to me & seem to say, are you done now!, it was feeding time, Randy
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    Using coal

    Hi, Welcome to Hearth, Is the Logwood rated for coal? Anthracite or soft coal? If you can use coal a barometric would probably be best. I can't help you on the chimney, when I burnt anthracite I used a masonry chimney, Randy