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    I have temporary storage for 30 cord that goes away when the snow flies . I have permanent storage room for maybe 15 cut and split, but not until the pile is cut.. it needs to be in the same space. Making it difficult to get ahead when until I stop burning green wood I need 30 cord but don't...
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    But we can't keep comparing it to what we have now. We are getting rid of that so we need to compare everything to an alternate new boiler.. garn ... to pellet type or whatever other option someone suggests. Im currently loading my boiler twice a day, I don't need a bulk feeder for a pellet...
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    Also if anyone knows of any other pellet boilers they would recommend.
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    To me I just want the best option. For our situation I don't have the room to store that much dry wood. If I could garn barn dry out ten over the summer then that is doable. As for burning green I would only do that with a whole log burner and only if I could keep it close to or less than...
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    I understand I need to do a heat loss analysis, I'm working on it. As for the other sources we are already set up for propane so if we can't make wood work then we would just remove the boiler and buy 5 or 6 1000lb propane tanks so we could stock up early in the spring and hope it lasts the...
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    That's why I want to measure the flow to see if it just needs to move faster. Im afraid it's moving to slow and im just losing my heat at the start of the loop. Im just not sure how much faster I can go before I stop gaining. As for supply temps there is nothing I can do with my current...
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    I already did that for the major zone im worried about. It went out at 165 came back at 142. That is for my little ones. I can measure the rest of the zones later.
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    This is the plumbing.
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    Yes 10 cord on a truck 3 times. As for the deficiencies in the zones im working on putting in circuit setters so I can measure the flow through my zones to see if my pumps are matching my heat load. I keep getting responses stating why my system isn't working now. I know it's not...
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    Propane or wood.. so hopefully I can make this work.
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    A logging truck showed up with 8 ft lengths 3 times. If 30 full cord is the norm then I just need to be done with wood. It's going to be twice as expensive if not more burning propane but I can't keep cutting this much wood.
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    I would be shocked if I have any protection on any of the system. As for rads I'm not sure if there would be a way to make those work with our space, that's why I was think runtal.
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    Yes I do. It doesn't matter what source im using. There is very little usable exterior wall, so I think that they didn't size anything they just put the biggest slant fin they could on every exterior wall and just called it best they could do.
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    The can can get warm im the summer but not sure if I would get hot enough to dry out green wood without a little extra sauce. None of the rooms in my house get too warm, but some zones can get closer to temp than others and one of the zones stays warm in one room and not in another. Once...
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    Getting a three year curve isn't a possibility for me. I don't have the room for that kind of storage. I have temporary storage space for the 30 cord in log form but once it's cut it takes up all my free space. When I upgrade my building it will have to be my storage for the boiler and the...
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    I don't think I could add more slant fin...I would have to go vertical so would probably change to runtal... which I can do long term but definitely not before I upgrade the boiler
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    https://www.omnicalculator.com/construction/heat-loss This is the one I used. Is this functional for what I need or should I use something else. The only thing I did was set outside to 20 instead of -8. But if this calculator works I can easily re-run the numbers. I was looking at the...
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    Ok I think there are a few misunderstandings with this... both ends of my underground lines read 165. The 170 temp is strictly what my boiler says, I have no idea where that reads from, I do not think I have water in my lines. Second im not trying to save my system, i want to change out...
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    As for insulation I don't know, I didn't build the house... don't know who built the house... in the limited amount of space I have access to in the attic there is a ton of blown in. The walls have fiberglass bats but I don't know how much. Im working on insulation, we had a squirrel...
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    I am currently aware that my situation isn't working at peak efficiency. I am unable to do anything about the buried lines or the wood at this time. On the exterior of the system I will not be re-using any of the existing setup, I'm going to do new pex lines and re-insulate them with the...
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    I tried to get the best temp I could with a laser and im 165 at boiler end of pipe and the other end at the heat exchanger... boiler temp set at 170. Without peeling apart all my insulation to get a perfect read I'd say it's relatively accurate. Im also not 100 percent sure how accurate my...
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    We are currently heating just the 4400 sqft. My underground piping is pex lines in 4 in corrugated pipe wrapped in some kind of insulation ... it looks like foam with a little bit of foil. I would guess maybe 60 ft total underground before it comes into my garage. The other thing I forgot...
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    Ok so I'm not 100 percent sure I did this right, but I measured every room length x width x height and entered in doors and windows and external walls into the calculator that I found. It also asked for ambient temp I set at 20 and internal temp I set at 72 then tallied the totals from every...
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    Here a couple quick responses, I'm going to try doing the analysis real quick and get those numbers back. 1) boiler would have to be outside, I don't want to deal with the wife yelling about a mess. Outside she is a bit more lenient Im not sure what you mean about thermal envelope 2)...
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    Hello all, We moved into our home 3 years ago and have been heating with a woodmaster 4400hd. First winter didn't know what we were doing, bought 20 full cord of maple.. burned it all. Second winter bought 30 cord, 20 of oak 10 maple. Burned 26 cord between the fireplace and the...