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    Underground lines - not the place to skimp!

    I have the Logstor pipe running 90 feet each way and have a 1-1.5 degree loss, round trip. Even when we put the pipe in the ground with the "bend", it straightens out after a bit. I've used other piping systems in the past and the pipe you use will make or break your system's savings over oil...
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    Sources for insulated pipe.

    This is a link to the specs of the pipe I used in my latest install. http://www.pexflex.net/htm/outdoor_index.htm The loss of temperature is insignificant between the boiler and the heating unit. I’ve used other pipe and this one is far superior plus it’s oxygen barrier’d. I forgot to...
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    Sources for insulated pipe.

    This is a link to the specs of the pipe I used in my latest install. http://www.pexflex.net/htm/outdoor_index.htm The loss of temperature is insignificant between the boiler and the heating unit. I've used other pipe and this one is far superior plus it's oxygen barrier'd.
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    Rookie looking for some OWB help

    Sequoyah is out of business... Sucks to be us....
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    Who has a wood Doctor OWB

    Check out this one. This is mine. http://www.wdheat.com/Gasification E3400.htm They say 12,000 SQ FT, personally in the real world, if you used both outlets you could get 7000. I was heating easily 5784 w/Domestic water too. Maybe 12,000 in a brand new efficiency house. The pipe I...
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    Who has a wood Doctor OWB

    I could not agree more....I'd wait the season out, read everything here and by the time you make a decision you'll be one informed wood burner!
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    Contemplating a Garn, Switzer or ??

    My first install was for 3000 SQ Ft house 1988 good insulation (baseboard and domestic) plus a 2784 Sq ft radiant slab barn. I ran 150' each way from the OWB. Oil for the house was ~1000 gallons a season (plus or minus a bit with Tstat at 65). Once I went to wood, my oil went to zero (0) and...
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    Who has a wood Doctor OWB

    I recommend you do your own research and find out what is best for you. Personally I like the wood outside so the bugs and mess stay just that, outside. An OWB works for me and I have 2.6 acres of land. Handling wood over and over takes the fun out of it. My Sequoyah is a phase I gassification...
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    Total newbie with Portage & Main outdoor wood heater question

    I recommend you do your own research on OWB's. Everyone has their opinion on the matter, particularly here since we're all passionate about heating with wood. I'm running a (supposed 320,000 BTU) Sequoyah E3400 and it's very simple to run. I am very pleased with it. There are 3 moving parts...
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    Underground lines - not the place to skimp!

    I added the rest of the pics....let me know if anybody has any questions, suggestions, etc.
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    Underground lines - not the place to skimp!

    I just finished w/my install on Monday, using the Urecon "Logstor" pipe. I'm running 90 feet of 1 1/4" ID from my Sequoyah E3400 to a 24" x 24" water to air exchanger. I believe it's a 240,000 or 250,000 BTU exchanger. The temp on my boiler is set for 190f with a 5 degree low point for...
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    Underground lines - not the place to skimp!

    I'm thinking this is the Cadillac of pipe. You'll pay for it. I bought mine in Hoosick NY. I bought 1 1/4" ID for $18 / Foot. The connectors are special order and will run you ~$62 / per connector. Canada was going to ship them for $311 ( for 4), but I instead rammed an 5" x 1" black...
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    Underground lines - not the place to skimp!

    It's 19f here right now. I'll get my heat exchanger hooked up Monday so I should be off oil(again) very soon. Good luck with the project.
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    Underground lines - not the place to skimp!

    Canada Urecon (Quebec)* 1800 Ave. Bedard St. Lazare-de-Vaudreuil, Quebec J7T 2G4 T: 450.455.0961 F: 450.455.0350 E: urecon@urecon.com Urecon (Alberta)* 5010 - 43rd. Avenue, P.O. Box 210 Calmar, Alberta T0C 0V0 T: 780.985.3636 F: 780.985.2466 E: sales.west@urecon.com * manufacturing...
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    Underground lines - not the place to skimp!

    The key word here is "infiltration". Like your house, it doesn't matter how much you insulate it, if cold air can find it's way in you won't be pleased with the loss of heat. Water infiltration on your pipe is the worst. The water will fill the drainage pipe and then soak the little wrapped...
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    Underground lines - not the place to skimp!

    I included a picture of the stuff I used last time. I actually used the double wrap. I will tell you this, regardless of the "wrap", if there is a pin hole in that black drainage pipe, water will get in and you will be done. You will hate the day you put that crap in the ground. The black pipe...
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    Underground lines - not the place to skimp!

    Do not skimp on the pipe that goes in the dirt. I can tell you that 20 cords a year to heat a house, barn and domestic water is not very fun at all. I just moved my boiler to another house I bought and I paid $18 / foot for 1 1/4" pipe. I skimped last time and was mislead by using the triple...
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    Type of wood makes a big difference too!?

    I've been burning pine for the past month and my OWB could care less what I burn. Fresh pine burns awesome, so does hardwood. At night, I load it up with 80%hardwood and 20% soft wood. During the day I burn nothing but pine, as I can check it and add more in the middle of the day if needed...
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    How much wood

    I actually burned every piece of wood in that picture.
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    Wood Doctor Gasification Boilers

    Bob, I knew you'd find this site, even though I gave you the wrong address. You will find everything you need here. As you can see, I'm still active here, fine-tuning my own set-up. I've decided to some internal fund raising is necessary so I can upgrade my underground piping. Be sure to ask...
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    Help Me Decide

    Mine, on a good day will heat my house up just dandy. 2500 sq feet w/vaulted ceilings. Jotul has my respect.
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    Chimney questions for everyone.

    I only put the rain cap on since I shut the boiler down. Otherwise, it's off all winter...
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    Help Planning Radiant Garage Slab...

    Please refer to my earlier post. https://www.hearth.com/econtent/index.php/forums/viewthread/35851/P15/#382293 You'll see that it's all in the planning stage because once you pour the slab, it's a done deal. I prefer the Pex-Al-Pex for the oxygen barrier qualities plus it's easier to manage.
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    radiant tubes in a concrete slab-dumb question

    I'm running with no heat exchanger and I'm using water. I'm running a Wilo Star 30 to my barn which is 150' from the OWB, then once I get inside, it goes thru a tempering valve and then to a TACO 007. I am running 6 loops, each at approx. 200-250' each. There is also a little trick about...
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    What is the Cheapest pex you would use in slab

    You can try Farmtek.com as this is where I bought my pex-al-pex and I am pleased with the ease of install. No special tools required other than the flaring tool. Remember, once it's in the floor, it's in the floor..
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    radiant tubes in a concrete slab-dumb question

    It is attached via these little black clips that look like the opposite of a fish hook. It was done by this stapler looking thing that had the black staples push down on the tubing and as it goes into the blue board, it hooks on the out side of the clip. I'll get my camera and take a picture...
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    radiant tubes in a concrete slab-dumb question

    I have a 32' x 48' barn that has Radiant heating. I used 2" blue board with Tekfoil bubble on top of that. I also used Pex-Al-Pex 1/2" tubing. So far this year it's worked out very well. It is nice and cozy in there at 52-54 degrees. I should note that I have a few stress cracks near the...
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    The Electric Bill

    I can't recall the KWHours but my bill is usually $200+ per month. This effin thing was $400. The space heater was an oil type and I've been told to shut'er off. The chickens live in a garden shed and no wind whips thru. Bear in mind it is 10F-16F at night and my biggest concern was water...
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    Help, Please!

    I would recommend that when you decide on piping, that you go with the closed cell pex. I went with the double wrapped stuff and I am losing BTU by the inch. This was my biggest error in installation. I have 150' each way (Barn and house w/boiler in the middle). I am running 1 1/4" piping...
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    The Electric Bill

    I'm thinking it was probably the chickens space heater....I can hardly wait to get the new bill.