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  1. PassionForFire&Water

    New furnace help

    Another pathway would be to use a pellet boiler or cord wood gasifier, heat a thermal storage with it, then go from the thermal storage via a booster coil or air handler into your duct work. You will receive around $16,000 in rebates from NYSERDA. Much more efficient system, no labor if you go...
  2. PassionForFire&Water

    Storage tanks

    can you post any pictures or dimensions?
  3. PassionForFire&Water

    Walltherm Indoor wood boiler

    My company was the US importer for the Walltherm from day one. The units is not EPA certified and a such ca not be sold/installed any longer in the US
  4. PassionForFire&Water

    Use HX in hot air plenum to produce DHW?

    What you are trying to do is against physics. These coils are designed so the aluminum fins suck the heat out of the copper pipe (that's what aluminum is good for) Using it the other way around will result in almost nothing; wild guess would be 10% efficiency
  5. PassionForFire&Water

    Fire Chief FC1000 / Shelter SF1000 - blows biometric damper door off! Do not install a BD!

    Windhager has a barometric damper with spring assisted explosion relief; see pictures These are used in Europe on almost all gasification wood boilers
  6. PassionForFire&Water

    Underground water storage?

    What is/are the reason(s) you want to install this thermal storage tank underground?
  7. PassionForFire&Water

    New Gasification Wood Boiler

    For pellet boilers you can search this site for Windhager BioWIN pellet boilers. Lots of good stories https://www.hearth.com/talk/search/88852184/?q=windhager&o=date&c[node]=13
  8. PassionForFire&Water

    Not even sure where to start...

    Assume your average oil cost was around $1/Liter the last few years; that is $3.785/Gal 1 Gal of oil has 138,000 BTU's For 1,000,000 BTU's this would cost then $27.43/mmBTU Let's assume an oil boiler efficiency of 85, then the cost is $32.27/mmBTU 1 Ton of wood pellets has 2,200 Lbs x 8,000...
  9. PassionForFire&Water

    Where to get igniters for a Kedel Blackstar

    my understanding by talking to OpOp 2 years ago at a show in Germany is that the first Kedel-model boilers were some sort of an OEM or private label deal The RTB-model or second generation Kedel boiler (Ready-To-Burn) is/was manufactured at NBE in Denmark
  10. PassionForFire&Water

    Where to get igniters for a Kedel Blackstar

    New Horizons is actually also carrying Blackstar http://www.newhorizoncorp.com/products/pellet-boilers-2/nhc-pellet-boilers/ Call Zenon Blackstar is the original Kedel made by OpOp in the Czech Republic http://www.opop.cz/
  11. PassionForFire&Water

    Where to get igniters for a Kedel Blackstar

    Look for "heating cartridge" on McMasterCarr You will need to make some sort of a housing for it that fits into your boiler; compression fittings may be the way to go
  12. PassionForFire&Water

    How would you heat this house and shop?

    In my opinion, any new house designed and build today, new from the ground up, hould not need much of a heating system The technology and building materials are there to build a very well insulated house with the required ventilation. Look into passive solar, passive house concepts without to...
  13. PassionForFire&Water

    Sime Boiler/Furnace

    "Invest" in technology from "1990" "for your new home" "without breaking the bank" ............ ??? Run, and don't look back, from this "opportunity" My advise to you: do it once, do it wright or don't bother Keep reading this forum It's 5:23AM
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    Kedel with STSS storage for buffer

    This is the link to the Renewable Heat NY rebate program https://www.nyserda.ny.gov/All-Programs/Programs/Renewable-Heat-NY
  15. PassionForFire&Water

    Getting the best out of my plate HX

    Bob, any possible recommendations for BTU meters here in the US?
  16. PassionForFire&Water

    Woodpecker Pellet Boiler Shut Down?

    I have a good amount of these 1" vermiculite boards Let me know what size you need
  17. PassionForFire&Water

    Budget Build Tasso Wood Boiler, 1000g storage, 2000sq ft home with pics

    The only difference between your pump group install and the picture is the valve in the bypass line. This valve is there to adjust your resistance in the 2 loops You don't have the valve, so you cant regulate the flow trough the bypass line
  18. PassionForFire&Water

    Space Heat Pumps

    Do you have "typical installation schematic" for this unit in combination with your low water temperature fan convectors to be hooked up with a pellet boiler with 120 gal of thermal storage? More for the cooling then heat function Thanks!
  19. PassionForFire&Water

    Ecoflex or Logstor??

    Who is selling this Logstor pipe in the US?
  20. PassionForFire&Water

    The Windhager PuroWIN wood chip boiler has arrived . . . . .

    My wood chips finally gave up on sticking togetter. This started me thinking of drying them from the top, instead of blowing air from underneath. Would probably require much less air and a much smaller blower.
  21. PassionForFire&Water

    The Windhager PuroWIN wood chip boiler has arrived . . . . .

    Chip size "G50" not to many long stings and preferably not to many fines on average 3/4" chip size you will need to dry them somewhat. Green chips generate lots of condensate
  22. PassionForFire&Water

    Wood master cleanfire

    It is good to see that WoodMaster put some brain power into a "different" concept I played around with catalytic designs myself for about 5 years. My biggest concern is the longevity of the catalytic combustor. If it is a ceramic type I don't see it to last more then 1 season, if at all...
  23. PassionForFire&Water

    The Windhager PuroWIN wood chip boiler has arrived . . . . .

    Below some videos of the wood chips discharging system for the Windhager PuroWIN. Caution; videos are boring to watch It is AMAZING how these wood chips bridge togetter. There is about 2 to 3 feet of no supporting wood chips. The wood chips eventually need to come down ..... .
  24. PassionForFire&Water

    Do you know? Thermocoupler..

    What do you want to accomplish with this reading? Is it just to know how hot the flue gas is? I would say as close as possible to the flue collar of the appliance
  25. PassionForFire&Water

    Kuuma Vapor-Fire 100 EPA Testing Results

    What is the reason that hot air furnaces need to meet 0.15 Lbs/mmBTU for each category burn, starting 2020? Boilers need to meet 0.1 Lbs/mmBTU starting in 2020 for each category Just wondering why hot air furnaces are allowed to be 50% "dirtier" ???
  26. PassionForFire&Water

    The Windhager PuroWIN wood chip boiler has arrived . . . . .

    Still in the process of testing and certification, but 20 to 27K will most likely be the range for the 82,000 to 204,000 BTU/hr models
  27. PassionForFire&Water

    The Windhager PuroWIN wood chip boiler has arrived . . . . .

    A peek into the gasification chamber via the top sight glass
  28. PassionForFire&Water

    The Windhager PuroWIN wood chip boiler has arrived . . . . .

    Yes, the above videos are at 100% output The PuroWIN can modulate down to 30%; see pictures below
  29. PassionForFire&Water

    The Windhager PuroWIN wood chip boiler has arrived . . . . .

    Measured 2 samples of the wood chips for moisture content Sample1 121 gr of wood chips 32 gr of water lost during drying Water Content = 32/121 = 26% Moisture content = 35% Sample2 131 gr of wood chips 35 gr of water lost during drying Water Content = 35/131 = 27% Moisture content = 37%...