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  1. DoubleB

    New Drolet furnaces?

    I haven't heard anything, but it's guys like you reporting in that help put the pieces together about what's coming. You'll probably get some comments about SBI trying to catch up on meeting the regs.
  2. DoubleB

    Everything Drolet Tundra - Heatmax...

    I think you'd be able to heat with this model, assuming you insulate the house well, which I assume occurs in Australia. It looks like Melbourne is about as far south as you can get, the 37th southern parallel, which is about equivalent to the north border of Tennessee for us. Which can use...
  3. DoubleB

    Use HX in hot air plenum to produce DHW?

    @RockyMtnGriz , I'm late to your party, but in my opinion you are trying to get the do-all setup, whereas an 80/20 rig would probably have a better chance of being worthwhile. For example, when my power goes out, I can live without cold water--can you live without hot for that time? If so then...
  4. DoubleB

    Looking into a new wood furnace.

    Heat pump for heat is totally legit in my book. Quite common. If it were my house, I'd still need to get an HVAC guy in here to do it right, but once he says it's good then I'd be comfy.
  5. DoubleB

    where is your thermodisc located on your drolet heatmax

    That quite possibly is just normal operation. Some others on here that have had older furnaces said those things burned really hot (and short), and feel that the Tundra blows cooler because it just cruises slowly along. What speed is your blower on (1-4)? The higher the speed, the cooler...
  6. DoubleB

    where is your thermodisc located on your drolet heatmax

    Are you able to get hot air when the fire is at its peak? If you are able to get hot air, then the cooler air you describe is probably at the beginning and end of the burn cycle, which is normal. If you are not able to ever get hot air, then you probably have a different problem than the...
  7. DoubleB

    where is your thermodisc located on your drolet heatmax

    @harleyhog what's the serial number on your unit? It sounds like an old unit, that you haven't had this problem on before? Is it a new-to-you furnace, or did the problem recently start?
  8. DoubleB

    Looking into a new wood furnace.

    You're on the right track to want a 2nd heat source that is adequate for the house. Most insurance companies require an automated heat source other than wood for when you're gone on vacation. Or when you have arm surgery and your house is 100% on the LP furnace for a few weeks like I did. Or...
  9. DoubleB

    Add-on indoor wood burning furnace in Connecticut

    If you know what kind(s) of furnaces that interest you, try calling the manufacturer, they might have a dealer and/or installer near to you in their network.
  10. DoubleB

    Uh oh...what's this?!

    If "SpaceHawk 100" isn't an official term yet, I think it is now. @JRHAWK9 what say you? (It might be too late for you to vote though.) ;)
  11. DoubleB

    Uh oh...what's this?!

    I'm chuckling because I relate how painful it is for LP to kick in after all this effort to avoid it. That said, given the stats you're showing above, I'm sure you're pretty satisfied overall, you have a great rig that you've made even better into a spaceship system. Think of what our...
  12. DoubleB

    Everything Drolet Tundra - Heatmax...

    Yea that stinks indeed. I agree I hope that's a fluke, I'm just paranoid enough of adding the ICM in series to the stock circuitry that's part of the reason I haven't been using it lately. Plus, I realized I actually like faintly hearing the blower cycle on/off from my room in the early...
  13. DoubleB

    Everything Drolet Tundra - Heatmax...

    Isn't 8 lbs about 56,000 Btu/hr total heat produced, or maybe 40-45,000 BTU into the ductwork? Isn't Kuuma max burn rated for three times more than that? Just curious where the numbers are disappearing, unless maybe the Kuuma rating is at peak burn.
  14. DoubleB

    Everything Drolet Tundra - Heatmax...

    Sorry to hear that, but ironic I was just thinking about you a couple days ago that you're the only Tundra 1 (x2) I can think of that hadn't cracked yet. Can we think of any uncracked Tundras out there yet?
  15. DoubleB

    Everything Drolet Tundra - Heatmax...

    I think that's gotta be a new one. Sounds clever, but that's probably what would make me leery too. Seems the more clever the idea, the more hidden is the real reason not to. For example, it's only after you rig up your straddle-the-fence Tundra, that you realize you can't access the damper...
  16. DoubleB

    Everything Drolet Tundra - Heatmax...

    I'm annoyed by some smoke spillage too when reloading on coals that are hot enough to start smoking new wood but not light it off promptly. I've also noticed that the smoke spillage stops once I get the bottom half of the firebox filled. As though when the full 9" door height is open, I get...
  17. DoubleB

    Uh oh...what's this?!

    Looks totally different--and much better--in your basement than in you minivan!
  18. DoubleB

    Drolet Heatpro Furnace part number help

    Do you have pictures? From your description, they sounds pretty simple to make your own, or even take to your local fab shop to re-create. That gives you the chance to make them more robust, too, if the originals didn't make it. Just in case you can't find a part number...
  19. DoubleB

    Homemade Forced Air Furnace Improvement

    Welcome @stev7975 ! I'm no expert, just a few thoughts/observations... I assume your homeowners insurance company knows about this furnace? Heaven forbid that thing burns your house down one day, even worse is the insurance company says it wasn't legit and they don't cover the loss. How much...
  20. DoubleB

    Everything Drolet Tundra - Heatmax...

    Actually I did get the warranty, I even confirmed that they were ok if I ran it until I chose a replacement, they said sure. Gosh sorry about the insomnia joke. I can tell you're not offended, which I'm glad you know that wasn't my intent. I hope you sleep better tonight. :)
  21. DoubleB

    Everything Drolet Tundra - Heatmax...

    Yessir, I'm still using mine with cracks. I have probably the same number of cracks as you @Woodythewoodhunter , between the 8 corners of the loading door and heat exchanger cleanout door, although all but one of mine are <1" long. I also bet that if you look underneath the HX cleanout door...
  22. DoubleB

    Fire Chief FC1000 year 2

    Get your leverage lined up and use it to get a refund. Leverage can be insurance company blacklisting the furnace; fire inspector; BBB; local news station; social media; use your imagination. The point is not to be an opportunistic vulture, the point is they sold you something other than...
  23. DoubleB

    Furnace Recommendation

    Yep time will tell. I hope you have a good experience, and look forward to hearing any news or updates of how it goes!
  24. DoubleB

    Furnace Recommendation

    That makes me feel worse, not better. I think @brenndatomu is right. Enough people on here have done enough experimenting and almost universally got cracks, that the problem is much more than anything with a plenum. By now I take technical explanations from Drolet as interesting theories but...
  25. DoubleB

    EPA looking to delay 2020 Emission Regulations

    Yep, I'm the nerd who has been in those shoes a number of times. And sometimes the teacher or professor realizes that they made a mistake, that even if DoubleB is the only student who passed the exam, they realize and I agree that it's not helping anyone by flunking all of the other engineering...
  26. DoubleB

    EPA looking to delay 2020 Emission Regulations

    I think this conversation needs someone on this site to propose what the EPA limits for 2023 and 2026 should be, and the rationale for them. Or are the limits for 2020 good enough? It seems to be unforgivable on this site to question whether the limits have merit, or whether 3 years (since...
  27. DoubleB

    Fire Chief or Shelter EPA stoves feedback

    Also, IIRC, your wood shed has 3 closed sides, which is great to store dry wood but not great for drying wet wood. So I wouldn't assume it's dry due to elapsed time.
  28. DoubleB

    Fire Chief or Shelter EPA stoves feedback

    @Medic21 , I believe you if you are getting yours to work better. However... @Mrpelletburner , you have done an inordinate amount of work to try to get it to work safely and overcome a dangerous situation. You should be able to work out a refund for either one of those failing, not to mention...
  29. DoubleB

    Add on wood stove in garage

    Surprised you got the insurance company to agree. In fact, I wouldn't trust that answer. You spend money and time to install, then once they see it they back out. You ask the manufacturer and they don't endorse a garage install, at least because there is no gravity flow in a power outage as...
  30. DoubleB

    mechanical energy from boiler

    Yea, it appears the purpose of the video is to describe how to fix the problem. I don't know it it's the best series of solutions, but it's clear the puffing is not desired. And, back to the original question, certainly not a good way to make mechanical energy by exploding the smoke.