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  1. brenndatomu

    Everything Drolet Tundra - Heatmax...

    Yes...yes, you will miss it...I do.
  2. brenndatomu

    Everything Drolet Tundra - Heatmax...

    I would bet that Lamppa has unknowingly sold furnaces to the competition...
  3. brenndatomu

    Everything Drolet Tundra - Heatmax...

    That used to be a really common trick amongst the old timers...not sure how many newbs know about it? Good idea bringing that up...the thing about the old steel bodied stoves is that since most them were "uninsulated" (no firebrick on the walls...or no more than half way up if they did) they...
  4. brenndatomu

    Everything Drolet Tundra - Heatmax...

    Yeah with weather like this the biggest problem is having to light a new fire everyday, and/or keeping the chimney clean from all the extra "cold starts"...
  5. brenndatomu

    Options with existing masonry hearth and chimney

    Gas ranges are not typically going to be putting off near the volume of combustion products, or running near as long as a ventless gas heater will. Yeah I have heard of people trying to heat with a gas range, but that is certainly "off label" use...
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    Options with existing masonry hearth and chimney

    Yeah I don't understand how these things were legal in the first place...most people would replace a furnace with a cracked HX in a heartbeat, but that scenario would typically only be letting a small portion of the combustion gasses (CO) into the house...yet a ventless heater is putting ALL of...
  7. brenndatomu

    Kuuma VF 100 not heating my house! Help!

    Any updates here @bropp ?
  8. brenndatomu

    Had a runaway fire this week!

    It would help, but since they don't completely block the pipe, it would only slow a runaway fire to a degree...
  9. brenndatomu

    Pushing a sooteater via VC encore bypass door

    Telescoping pipe shouldn't be that hard to get off...unless its creosoted up?
  10. brenndatomu

    Jetstream Blower Rebuild

    Are they proprietary, or could some model of Dayton blower or fan be retrofitted if needed?
  11. brenndatomu

    Yanmar Tractor 2820D

    No doubt...no frozen ground this winter!
  12. brenndatomu

    Water dripping from chimney

    I went with my brother to look at a new OWB Friday night, it is a gasifier that runs very low exhaust temps (90* over water temp set point, when running WOT, and a good bit less when on standby) These units burn very clean and all you ever see is steam out of the chimney...and some clear water...
  13. brenndatomu

    Had a runaway fire this week!

    You can do this...put a 45 elbow right at the wall, then measure down to the vertical pipe, where the second 45 goes...you will obviously need to custom cut pipe(s) to length to make it all fit just right. Measure twice (or more) cut once. A little trick to cut the pipe straight, cut a strip of...
  14. brenndatomu

    Yanmar Tractor 2820D

    Looks very nice!
  15. brenndatomu

    Richmond® 50 Gallon Electric Water Heater with Hybrid Heat Pump any good?

    My bill came today, looks like I'm down 121 KWH from the same period last year...not that the two can be directly compared, but best I can do until I have a full 12 months to compare. The billing cycle was 32 days, so that's 3.78 KWH per day...and I'm betting that not running the dehumifier as...
  16. brenndatomu

    3300sqft home with oil heat what are my options

    You can have a house that is insulated well, but still not be air sealed well...which means that air can infiltrate the house envelope...many buildings have hundreds, if not thousands of tiny little air leaks...and its pretty hard to seal them all up on an existing structure, but you can...
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    3300sqft home with oil heat what are my options

    HPWH should save you some money for sure...as for the combo boiler, yeah, the combo boilers were not great, if anyody even makes them anymore...none that I know of. The only decent combo unit that I know of is the Caddy or Max Caddy by PSG, but those are forced air wood furnaces...they use a...
  18. brenndatomu

    Indoor boiler advice needed

    You stole my thunder with this comment the first time you posted this pic... ;lol
  19. brenndatomu

    Chimney Fire and Eating Crow

    6" pipe/chimney is exactly what you want/need. Just switch to double-wall from the stove to the ceiling...
  20. brenndatomu

    DUI. Winter. Maine. On a lawnmower?

    My neighbor bought a good sized JD farm tractor (sorry don't know the model) with a cab that a local fellow had as his wheels after a DUI...he got drunk again and pulled out in front of someone with the tractor, totaled it...my neighbor put a new frame on it and a few other pieces, it's fine...
  21. brenndatomu

    Indoor boiler advice needed

    Sounds like your batteries need replaced now...
  22. brenndatomu

    Richmond® 50 Gallon Electric Water Heater with Hybrid Heat Pump any good?

    The last bill was still a combination of the old and new heater...the next bill should be here any day...I will update when I get it. I have a rough idea just from looking at the KWH on the meter, that it is going to come in around $20 month...but it is going to take a full year to get the whole...
  23. brenndatomu

    Stacking on platform to move w/ tractor?

    Some people cut a "doorway" in one side...
  24. brenndatomu

    Suggested Truck/Engine Options?

    BMW claims (or used to) that 1 qt per 1000 miles is ok in their bikes...I was never impressed by that at all.
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    Stacking on platform to move w/ tractor?

    And if you cut the plastic liner in half diagonally, you can plop that on top for a "roof". One liner makes a roof for two crates...
  26. brenndatomu

    Just pulled the trigger...

    Don't be afraid to build a custom skid or some other type of apparatus to facilitate the move...I have a walkout basement, but I have installed 5 different wood burners (four furnaces) over the years and did them all by myself...and the one was bigger/heavier than the HP is! As was already...
  27. brenndatomu

    Indoor boiler advice needed

    Supervent class A chimney is available at Menards and will hands down be the cheapest price you'll find on one (especially if you buy during a 11% off sale) I have put several of these up over the years for myself and family members and they work well.
  28. brenndatomu

    Suggested Truck/Engine Options?

    My comment was directed toward people in general...not you specifically...just FYI. ;)