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  1. Aranyic

    Heatmaster G200 Install thread

    My piping won't be the prettiest but hopefully it can get the job done. Got the boiler side plumbed. It's part of the reason I ended up shying away from the full indoor setup with storage. I've done some plumbing but I'm far from a pro at it. First time working with PEX fittings and they...
  2. Aranyic

    Heatmaster G200 Install thread

    Well I got it placed. Took a couple hours to get the things hooked up and the axle under it then move it into place. Took it easy everything went pretty well though. It's on the ground; have not taken the entire trailer frame apart yet but the axle is out from under it and it's on blocks.
  3. Aranyic

    Heatmaster G200 Install thread

    I didn't get out to work with it at all today. It was about 1:30 before I got home from church and heat index of 95. Next three days are forecast for 88, 88 and 87 with 75%+ humidity. I figure it's not going anywhere it can wait a few days until the heat subsides a little.
  4. Aranyic

    Heatmaster G200 Install thread

    I'll probably end up pouring a pad around it at some point but it won't be in the initial round of work. Maybe in a phase 2 next summer. At this point I'm a little gun shy to get a skid steer too small (2100#) which is about the max I can trailer with my truck and not go over max tow. Got a...
  5. Aranyic

    Heatmaster G200 Install thread

    I thought it should have too; the only way it could get it into the air at all was with the blade down. To get it off the trailer I had to go blade down and get it as close as I could. I got it a couple inches up and had to pull the trailer out from under. I couldn't move the unit at all and...
  6. Aranyic

    Heatmaster G200 Install thread

    I'm taking a night off from working because honestly I'm sick of sweating for a day or two. I'll get back at it this weekend. Picked up the excavator late Thursday afternoon. I was supposed to have a 10' excavator and a 12' dump trailer. The weight was OK overall but excavator wouldn't fit...
  7. Aranyic

    Heatmaster G200 Install thread

    Well I pulled the trigger on a Heatmaster G200 and 80' of logstor today after about 2 years of debating another indoor stove vs indoor boiler and storage vs outdoor furnace. Finally settled on the outdoor unit after much discussion with my wife and knowing myself. I would grow tired of...
  8. Aranyic

    2020 “phase 2” and outdoor wood boilers

    You can check EPA certifications at this website for hydronic heaters; only a couple have hit 2020 specs unless it's out of date (it is an EPA website so who knows how often that is done). https://cfpub.epa.gov/oarweb/woodstove/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.searchwh I've been looking at them a...
  9. Aranyic

    Non-Pressurized Storage; HX Coil vs Dip Tubes

    I've got an email into him I figure I'll hear back soon. Just trying to figure out how to best utilize the full height of the tank.
  10. Aranyic

    Non-Pressurized Storage; HX Coil vs Dip Tubes

    Maybe it can't be done then? But here's what I was envisioning; I know I've seen diagrams with dip tubes but I guess those could have been pressurized vessels? Pumps probably are not in the correct spots but I wanted to at least show the quantity. Left side would be pushing hot into the top...
  11. Aranyic

    Heatmaster G200 Questions

    Well, I finally got some solid wife input and she would rather part with some basement space over an OWB. It's a direction I'm comfortable going also and I'm glad she finally chipped in before I placed an order on anything. New thread going over here on trying to figure out my storage...
  12. Aranyic

    Non-Pressurized Storage; HX Coil vs Dip Tubes

    Ok, I had pretty well shifted my train of thought to doing an OWB when I finally got some honest input from the wife. Up until now, it's been "it doesn't really matter to me" which I know is never true. I was thinking she would prefer a less invasive to the house direction; if I picked the...
  13. Aranyic

    Heatmaster G200 Questions

    I'm about 90% sure I want to go the route of a Heatmaster G200 here in Ohio. I was initially wanting to go the direction of boiler and storage but my basement isn't setup very well for it and the chimney. Building a pole barn and doing the boiler and storage is out of my budget right now. I'm...
  14. Aranyic

    New Horizon Biomass lifespan

    As a note this would be oversized for my house but dumping it into 1000 gallons of storage I could run loads ~3/4 full to bring it up 40 degrees? Rough calculations the 80 has a firebox around 10 cubic feet? Looks like worst case all the refractory and nozzles could be got for ~400 from the...
  15. Aranyic

    New Horizon Biomass lifespan

    I have this in the fine tuning Biomass thread but figured it may get a little more attention out here in it's own thread. Biomass users what's the life expectancy on these things? I've been planning to work on a setup with a Vedolux v37 setup probably in my basement with 3 210-250 gallon...
  16. Aranyic

    Fine Tuning BioMass

    Biomass users what's the life expectancy on these things? I've been planning to work on a setup with a Vedolux v37 setup probably in my basement with 3 210-250 gallon tanks. I had a used Biomass 80 pop up online near me though. Would you touch one 9 years old on the used market? I can get it...
  17. Aranyic

    Boiler and Storage Design

    OK let's try one more theory. I may try it out and see if I can make it work. I will probably use copper inside the tank to not have near as much weight hanging off the 2" port. Start with a piece of 10-11" pipe and over thread the end so I have about 2" of thread on it. Thread it through a...
  18. Aranyic

    Boiler and Storage Design

    I was looking through some of the stickies and have not found alternate tanks yet. I did however find someone that took a copper pipe and cut openings in it to act as a diffuser hanging into the top of a tank. In theory could I do the same thing with piece of iron pipe going into the side of a...
  19. Aranyic

    Boiler and Storage Design

    Yeah my recharge numbers are too optimistic. In some emails with Dean from smokeless heat he said as a general rule of thumb the average installation can recharge 500 gallons from a full firebox of wood. I'm not sure what degree range or anything they are working with but it's ballpark about...
  20. Aranyic

    What kind of pay back makes sense??

    This is one for me that really can't be understated. I work 8-10 hours per day at a computer. I'm on call 24/7/365 - I have help on weekends, etc but if a question needs answered ultimately my phone rings. I need to be able to shut my mind down for time periods to recharge. Getting outside...
  21. Aranyic

    Boiler and Storage Design

    Thanks I'll take a look at that sticky for more tank options. Has anyone worked with the square tanks from New Horizon at all? I emailed them for a cut sheet to see what they look like. Below is some figure I've settled in on my spreadsheet for heat loss and storage time. It's a hybrid of...
  22. Aranyic

    Boiler and Storage Design

    Yeah I'll do a dump zone of some sort. It's an unfinished basement with poured concrete walls and floors. Currently it hangs out around 55 degrees in the winter with the pellet stove going upstairs and no HVAC running. I plan on walling in and insulating the storage to try and control heat...
  23. Aranyic

    Boiler and Storage Design

    Ok thanks that's similar to what Tarm has on their boiler guide. Is the stepping of the header pipe sizes as you move along that run needed? It's mentioned in a NY hydronics paper that's linked in one of the sticks I've read through. I don't see much mention of it anywhere else. Though I...
  24. Aranyic

    Boiler and Storage Design

    Attached is a JPEG. There's lots of valves I have not put in yet; ball valves and unions between each tank, air purge valves, etc. My initial idea was to use the below model but run 3 tanks in parallel: Am I going to be significantly better off doing below (with adding the mixing valve on...
  25. Aranyic

    Boiler and Storage Design

    I've planning to do a heating rework at my house and I really want to tie it into my central HVAC phelum. I've had a thread going here where I started processing my options. I really think I've settled on a Vedolux 37 and storage; it was pretty much down to this or a Heatmaster G series. In...
  26. Aranyic

    Minimum water temps to feel warm?

    For those of you running boilers tied into a central HVAC system via a water to air exchange what's the minimum temp for the water in order for it to feel warm? I'm sure you can get heat out of water that's 120 degrees but does it actually feel like heat?
  27. Aranyic

    Adding wood heat to an existing electric furnace system

    Thanks for all the input so far. I think I may lean the boiler direction either inside or outside with storage. Water lines are going to be a whole lot easier to work with than trying to push full sized ducts 15-20 feet. I'm leaning the direction of keeping it inside. It seems like the...
  28. Aranyic

    Adding wood heat to an existing electric furnace system

    I'm about 30 miles northeast of Dayton OH; lots of older central boiler units burning in my area.
  29. Aranyic

    Adding wood heat to an existing electric furnace system

    Nothing as great as a walk out. I've got a 12x31 carport with a pallet floor that I will stack in just off the back of the driveway. From there a cord or two at a time could stage in the garage without being in the way and move it through the kitchen and into the basement as needed from there...
  30. Aranyic

    Adding wood heat to an existing electric furnace system

    I'm looking for some practical advice to narrow down what direction I want to go long term on wood heating. I did wood stove heating in my last house for a couple years and really liked it. Started with a Wood pro stove to an Englander NC-30 and ended up with a blazeking princess that I really...