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  1. Motor7

    New Yukon-Eagle Husky Wood/coal/propane furnace on the way.....

    Annual update: I'm now 3 years ahead on firewood, still cutting and splitting dead Ash. Furnace is working well & I clean the flue/heat exchanger twice a season. Each time I get about a quart of creosote. Even the dogs are happy ;)
  2. Motor7

    New Yukon-Eagle Husky Wood/coal/propane furnace on the way.....

    Update... It's been awhile, but last winter I got all the issues worked out. Reference the gas problem it was the wrong jets. I assumed the when I placed my order for a propane set up it would ship with installed propane jets...nope they were natural gas jets. The heat & air guy also had to...
  3. Motor7

    New Yukon-Eagle Husky Wood/coal/propane furnace on the way.....

    They should have named it a Warthog...beautiful in a kinda hideous way::-)
  4. Motor7

    New Yukon-Eagle Husky Wood/coal/propane furnace on the way.....

    A '07 DL650 that I bought with 46K on it last summer. I put 10K(and 8 States) on it already and am loving the thing. Winter project is to get my new Rostra eeee-lec-tronic cruise control all hooked up....headed to Seattle this spring: Loaded for a trip: Southern Rim:
  5. Motor7

    New Yukon-Eagle Husky Wood/coal/propane furnace on the way.....

    House temps hang in the mid 70's, then fall off towards morning to the mid to high 60's. If I put on too much wood we sweat in bed...not the good kinda sweat ;) Today we started out with 20 degrees outside, & 68 inside at dawn. I built a small fire of 4 splits(3-4" in diameter) of oak/hickory...
  6. Motor7

    New Yukon-Eagle Husky Wood/coal/propane furnace on the way.....

    Bren I would add 3' or 4' of flue pipe and see what happens then. One drawback of the OAK, no way to get an overnight burn....about 5 hours is max. I added a register to my Plenum so I can dump some heat into the basement and not overdrive the house so much. I have cut way back in my firewood...
  7. Motor7

    New Yukon-Eagle Husky Wood/coal/propane furnace on the way.....

    Well it looks like Yukon-Eagle was right and I was...wr..wrrr..wrrrrong. Since I added the outside air kit I am not getting the smoulder. But in my defense I have started all fires with a stick of cedar to get things off to a hotter start. I also have a gas furnace guy inbound next week to...
  8. Motor7

    Why is my chimney cap plugging up????

    maple you are right, that's why I have a digital w/probe....my magnetic one is way off.
  9. Motor7

    Why is my chimney cap plugging up????

    x4 on ditching the screen. Some caps like my Windbeater was designed without a screen at all. LongBoarder, you're "settled down" burn should be higher than 250, as anything lower than that(except at the end of a burn during the coaling stage) will make creosote. I think you need to fed it a...
  10. Motor7

    New Yukon-Eagle Husky Wood/coal/propane furnace on the way.....

    You would think with big old drafty 120 year old house he would be running the furnace hard...or has it been remodeled and insulated correctly? I just finished installing the dang OAK...what a pain. Of course the spot I chose to cut a 6" hole in my log wall contained one of about 2,000 10" Log...
  11. Motor7

    New Yukon-Eagle Husky Wood/coal/propane furnace on the way.....

    Thanks, I had a suspicion that it could be my fault for not getting the burner set up properly. I have called a couple pf places but so far I have not found one that works on gas furnaces...mostly all electric or coal in my area. I will be on the phone again today.......
  12. Motor7

    New Yukon-Eagle Husky Wood/coal/propane furnace on the way.....

    I understand what is going on with the creosote. What I don't understand is why Yukon chooses to shut off all air to the burn(except the secondaries) when temps reach the setting on the thermostat. Any fire requires enough air to burn properly above 250 degrees(I prefer more like 300-350). When...
  13. Motor7

    New Yukon-Eagle Husky Wood/coal/propane furnace on the way.....

    More info; I was out of town for a while and my wife was running it on propane while I was gone. The cat door trick definitely helps the burn so I am installing the OAK asap. Tested my wood and it is between 14 and 17, not optimum but not soggy. My biggest problem is I am over feeding the...
  14. Motor7

    New Yukon-Eagle Husky Wood/coal/propane furnace on the way.....

    One more thing. When the intake damper is closed, I am pretty sure the only air the firebox gets then is the secondary air from the dial up at the top of the firebox. If this is the case, there is insufficient air to feed a fire and keep temps above 250 degrees. Bill at Yukon confirmed that the...
  15. Motor7

    New Yukon-Eagle Husky Wood/coal/propane furnace on the way.....

    You are burning mostly softwoods right? On oak, beech, & hickory with the baro on .02 or no baro and the hole blocked off makes no difference in flue temps. Running on propane now to stay warm. Flue temps hit about 650ish. I see lots of yellow flame so I am pretty sure the burner needs...
  16. Motor7

    New Yukon-Eagle Husky Wood/coal/propane furnace on the way.....

    26' straight run 8".....9' of Duravent dbl wall, 17' of Class A. Those are my thoughts exactly. Bill didn't seem to want to speculate on any other possible issue until I have the OAK hooked up. Even when I burned practically green wood(in stoves)I never saw creosote form so fast as I have...
  17. Motor7

    New Yukon-Eagle Husky Wood/coal/propane furnace on the way.....

    I talked to Bill at Yukon today. He said that removing the Baro will have the opposite effect I thought...it will choke down the air to the wood even more. He also said that 99% of the time the outside air kit solves any smouldering problem, so I reckon I need to drill a 6" hole in my Log wall...
  18. Motor7

    New Yukon-Eagle Husky Wood/coal/propane furnace on the way.....

    Got a flashlight and started looking around...lot's of creosote and even with 3 sticks I could not get above 200 degrees. My wood is marginal on moisture content & all hardwood, 1 year dried but no hissing at all. This year I built a storage drying rack that holds 6 cord(all but one bay is full...
  19. Motor7

    New Yukon-Eagle Husky Wood/coal/propane furnace on the way.....

    Nope, only heated with wood since I finished building it 2 years ago. Our power bill averages $60 a month. I definitely need the manometer, since it looks like I am making some creosote. I closed the baro up to .03. No, the house is cedar log and not tight at all which is why I was thinking i...
  20. Motor7

    New Yukon-Eagle Husky Wood/coal/propane furnace on the way.....

    Ran it almost 11 hrs last night. Zero coals and a 8 degree swing. I know that is a long time on a burn, and I have not installed the OAK yet, so could that have something to do with the heat loss?
  21. Motor7

    New Yukon-Eagle Husky Wood/coal/propane furnace on the way.....

    First all night burn: PM outside temp 20F Am outside temp 11F 10:30- House Temp 72F- loaded 6 small/med splits(3-4") on top of a fire past it's prime(load was level to the top of the vertical bricks) 5:30- House temp 68F- furnace was still warm, but only a few small coals remained on the...
  22. Motor7

    New Yukon-Eagle Husky Wood/coal/propane furnace on the way.....

    Ok, I found it while off a gogglin....The Heat Dump is designed for main floor furnace applications where duct work must go down from the furnace under the floor. Definitely......... metal is on the way...thanks.
  23. Motor7

    New Yukon-Eagle Husky Wood/coal/propane furnace on the way.....

    Ok, I will have them come back and hard pipe it, that will be two and a half 90's to get into the trusses. I had read the Safety Heat Dump info: "A safety heat dump is necessary when a conventional up-flow furnace attaches to ductwork that pushes heated air under the floor through ducts...
  24. Motor7

    New Yukon-Eagle Husky Wood/coal/propane furnace on the way.....

    Hmmm, had not thought of the flex pipe issue. So would it be sufficient to hard pipe it up to the flex in the trusses? I'll hunt for a manometer on the bay. Yep secondary...sorry. Intake damper is wired to the 6000, so it's all auto then? Ok, I will move my digital probe to the right of the...
  25. Motor7

    New Yukon-Eagle Husky Wood/coal/propane furnace on the way.....

    i do not have the gas side piped in yet....my priority was wood. I also think once I have it plumbed, I am going to let the gas company come over and test everything.....don't wanna go "boom". If you look down at the floor I used some 3/4 emt under it to roll it into place. I think I am going...
  26. Motor7

    New Yukon-Eagle Husky Wood/coal/propane furnace on the way.....

    Sorry it has been so long, but we drove to MB Canada for Christmas and my heat & air guy was unable to get my duct work done before we left. Anyway, he was here today and ....ta da...I have it up and running. Trying to get rid of that "new car smell" and it's associated smoke. It's been 3 hours...
  27. Motor7

    Tempering tank & Tankless water heater?

    Ok, thanks for the suggestions. ......when I get a chance I'll put in a tempering tank and go from it to the tankless. Like Dan said, mine can be water flow sensitive at times, but I don't think pre-heated water would make a big difference in it. What I have discovered is that my tankless is...
  28. Motor7

    wood/oil combo

    I think I would line that chimney no matter what you decide to burn....too many unknown factors with your existing set up. You can do a liner yourself and save a ton of cash.........
  29. Motor7

    New Yukon-Eagle Husky Wood/coal/propane furnace on the way.....

    another thing, I am having a hard time figuring out the wiring...the instructions are really lacking or my pea brain is really overloaded......