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    Getting ready to upgrade

    Thank you Now I have a better understanding of how your system works. Very helpful.
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    Getting ready to upgrade

    So how does he run his PB at 100% output constantly? I would think that it would start to modulate at some point. Unless he actually watches it and when it starts to modulate he sends it into burn out mode.
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    Getting ready to upgrade

    Ok, I now understand the batch burning concept. I was also wondering how "nhtreehouse" set his Windhager for batch burning? My install relies on my storage to send a start and stop signal to the pellet boiler when needed.
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    Getting ready to upgrade

    I also have a Windhager Biowin. Can you explain what a "batch burn" is and how you set it up?
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    New England (MA, CT, ME, NH, VT, RI) Bulk delivery RI, MA, CT

    I think they are Energex. How do they compare to Sandri's "New England Wood Pellets"?
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    My Pellet Setup

    Yes my impact mat is a piece of 1/2" thick rubber.
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    My Pellet Setup

    No, I've never seen the driver of the truck ground anything. Nice job on your pellet storage bin.
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    My Pellet Setup

    Advisor Grounding for static electricity is very important. I built a 5 ton bulk storage room myself and I made sure I grounded everything that was metal. Here are a few pictures of my setup. I hope this helps you.
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    New England (MA, CT, ME, NH, VT, RI) Newton,NH Okanagan Gold $240/ton on Craigslist

    Just picked up a ton this afternoon myself. I want to see how my pellet boiler likes the Okanagan Golds. Very nice guy and he has a nice set up there too.
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    Using Mixing Valve on Tank to Maximize Buffer Use and Pellet Boiler Runtime

    I like that Honeywell controller. Is it backlit? Thats what I don't like about the Ranco sometimes hard to read without backlight.
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    Pellet Boiler Cycle Monitoring

    If I have this right. Even though Windhager doesn't offer outdoor reset it seems that with 256 we could have our controllers A419 or Ranco send a call signal to the 256 then the 256 would start the boiler depending on outdoor air temp and water temp. Where would you put the water temp sensor?
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    Windhager People: Boiler Temp Question

    No complaints. As long as the boiler is protected it just makes sense to start putting the extra 15* into storage. It only comes into play at the start of the heating season and after a mid season cleaning because I never let my boiler temp get that low. Although with the price of oil Im...
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    Windhager People: Boiler Temp Question

    When I run in "pellet boiler only mode" the zones can only get their heat from the storage tank.The PB charges the storage through the isolated coils then the zones draw off the storage. I've attached a rough sketch (nothing fancy) to show how my system is piped. By turning valves 1-5 I can run...
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    Windhager People: Boiler Temp Question

    My sensor is at the bottom of the tank. I have 5 heating zones and a DHW zone pulling off my tank so when they kick in especially lately with the colder weather i've noticed my tank temp has dropped into the 130's so I try to kick in on sooner to get it going. When it was milder out I had it...
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    Pellet Boiler Cycle Monitoring

    Will that outdoor reset work with the Biowin?
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    Windhager People: Boiler Temp Question

    I've got my boiler temp set at 176 also. Maybe it's a preset differential. Would the "hysteresis" setting have anything to do with it? Doesn't Hysteresis usually deal with differential?
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    Windhager People: Boiler Temp Question

    Is there a reason why when my Biowin gets a call for heat it doesn't kick in until the temp on the Biowin screen comes down to 165*? Is there a setting that causes this to happen? My call for heat kicks in at 160* with a 20* diff.
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    Windhager People: Boiler Temp Question

    Velvet I've been watching my system closely the last few weeks now that temps outside are colder. I notice that with the colder temps my zones are calling more and I'm getting much longer run times. I have never seen my boiler go into burnout until my storage tank sensor tells it to, which is...
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    Windhager People: Boiler Temp Question

    Ok, So you power a latching relay to keep the demand circuit closed which keeps the boiler running. After the boiler shuts down on its own how does the relay reset?
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    Windhager People: Boiler Temp Question

    So at what temp on your Ranco does the start contact re-open to get ready for the temp drop in your tank to call for boiler start?
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    Windhager People: Boiler Temp Question

    How does the boiler shut itself down without the Ranco opening up the call for heat circuit? Maybe your model is different than mine? At that time wouldn't the Max set boiler temp start dropping and increase the output %? Yes I have the 120 gal. TurboMax tank.
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    Windhager People: Boiler Temp Question

    It seems to me that the ext. heating set point doesn't control burner on/off. The on/off is only controlled by the Ranco on my storage tank. The boiler only goes into burnout when my Ranco reaches it set point of 180. So would lowering the ext. set point cause the boiler to go into a lower...
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    Windhager People: Boiler Temp Question

    external temperature at 161. Velvet Is the 161 when your Ranco turns off your PB?
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    BioWIN 210 Install

    I would ask Marc. I'm sure he would know how it can be attached.
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    BioWIN 210 Install

    Normally you have a rubber "impact mat" on the far side of the bin to take the abuse of the force.
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    BioWIN 210 Install

    I would recommend one of these ground clamps on each side of the band clamp with the wire between them. You want a good solid connection. Are both pipes also grounded to earth? Are you using Sandri for your pellet supplier?
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    Free EASTERN MASS. BULK PELLET DELIVERY GROUP

    Looking for anyone who has bulk pellet storage in eastern Mass. that would like to schedule deliveries on the same day if possible to save on expensive delivery charges. I would like to start a database of anyone that would like to send me their current pellet amounts, size of your bin and...
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    BioWIN 210 Install

    Nice job. Are those band clamps air tight? The pneumatic delivery truck has a tremendous amount of pressure that any little opening will let dust into your basement. I thought I was all set with the gasket I put on my pellet store door but the dust filled up my basement. Next time I am going to...
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    Running Pellet and Oil Boilers in Parallel

    I plan on testing it this weekend when I have more time to monitor it. Have you ever tested your scheme that makes your OB come on when you run out of pellets?
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    Running Pellet and Oil Boilers in Parallel

    Yes this is my objective. I have a 120 gallon buffer tank that kicks on the PB at 160*. I haven't tried this scheme out yet and the 120* to start the OB was just arbitrary. I just want it low enough to ensure me that the PB is not coming on. But I agree with you that its not foolproof unless...