Search results

  1. Tennman

    Eko 60 for sale Michigan

    Bump for a great guy and system.
  2. Tennman

    Watch Them Forgotten Deadended Air Vents

    Just so you know I'm being tongue and cheek about Canada. One of my unmanned aircraft designs just broke and bunch of corporate and Canadian records a few weeks ago. It took off at like -20C on a snowy runway, climbed to 15kft MSL where it was -40C, flew thru multiple flight control regions...
  3. Tennman

    Watch Them Forgotten Deadended Air Vents

    Geeez Salecker.... Did your govment exile you there? And what the heck is Northern Canada??!!?? All of Canada's like a few miles from the north pole isn't it? Popping oil filters... snapping belts.... And geeez... what the heck's the difference of watching your engine blow up from in the vehicle...
  4. Tennman

    Watch Them Forgotten Deadended Air Vents

    We suthners have evolved to acclimatize to the heat and humidity. It's called remote start. This allows us to run from the house AC to the car AC and not break a sweat...... ;lol
  5. Tennman

    Watch Them Forgotten Deadended Air Vents

    ;hmI gotta go out there in the cold and fix that Hoffman. ;lol
  6. Tennman

    Watch Them Forgotten Deadended Air Vents

    Yeup. Know what ya mean. It’s a chilly 55* here now!
  7. Tennman

    Watch Them Forgotten Deadended Air Vents

    So my three BIG expansion tanks are up in the boiler barn attic. VERY rare for southern Tenn to get extended temps below 10*F except a few weeks ago when Tennessee swapped locations with the North Pole. In fact FIRST since I installed the boiler/storage system. Well the flow's deadended to...
  8. Tennman

    Don't Forget Them Strainers

    Oh... the other thing I was wondering since performance dropped off was the temp readings out and return to the boiler barn. I was seeing far more than the design 30*F out/in temp drop. So..... first thot was OH CRAP.... underground problem! AAAGH! Nope, just BTUs/hr sucked due to the clog. But...
  9. Tennman

    Don't Forget Them Strainers

    Don't know but it flushed off the stainless screen cylinder easy. It wasn't gritty like a metallic would be. Ya think I should check it more than once every 10 years? ;hm ;lol
  10. Tennman

    Don't Forget Them Strainers

    Thanks Bob. I think Y’s were the norm back almost 10 years ago in all the schematics I saw. Will look at the separator. We had to go on propane while I fixed stuff and the wife said “when’s the boiler gonna be back up, it’s warmer!”. Spent all day yesterday swapping a Chinese ball valve that...
  11. Tennman

    Don't Forget Them Strainers

    Thot I had a bad pump. But noticed a BIG temp drop across a strainer. First time I've seen one apart. Never checked in 8 years. Plugged up with black goop probably from the anti-corrosion chemicals... what else could it be in the water???? Anyway.... little stuff you just ignore until stuff...
  12. Tennman

    Seeking Out With The Old And in With The New Considerations

    Love, love, love our Winhager pellet boiler. It is an amazing piece of technology. It feeds 1000 gal of storage we have for our BioMass wood boiler. I now burn wood when I feel like it. Now load a few bags of pellets when needed. Sorry, don't have time to read all the posts. Just noticed that...
  13. Tennman

    Turn key Eko 60 for sale.

    Understand. That's why I added a pellet boiler to my system. Kept the BioMass to burn sticks when I feel like it and automatically burn pellets when lazy. I will say I enjoy the wood burning process much more now that I can run the BioMass when I feel like it. Best wishes and thanks for the...
  14. Tennman

    Main Circulator Upgrade

    Sorry... That replacement was put on back burner for the Summer. Fixing other equipment now! I'll re-engage next month to get ready for the Fall. I'll post what I do. It will be one big pump again when I do it. I've got isolation valves on either side of the pump so the replacement will go...
  15. Tennman

    I need help and advice on new coal/wood boiler putchase

    Knock... Knock... Jimmy... Did we waste our time?
  16. Tennman

    I need help and advice on new coal/wood boiler putchase

    150k btu/hr System: Assuming you need to dump 150K btu/hr into your house and you design/size your HX or radiant to dump 30*F (return 30* lower than supply). This requires 10 gpm, flowing in 1" pex with .875 I.D. your flow velocity is 5.33 fps (feet/sec). The recommended velocity is 2-4 fps. If...
  17. Tennman

    I need help and advice on new coal/wood boiler putchase

    Well if you give me your goal of btu/hr (Q) we'll assume a 30*F temp drop across supply to return in the house (energy left in the house). I'd assume 1 1/4" pex, it will pay for itself in electricity savings over time (lower flow rate means smaller pump). And guess the # of ells, tees, ball...
  18. Tennman

    A weary woodburner selling system

    Sigh.... just walk away... don't do it..... don't do it....
  19. Tennman

    A weary woodburner selling system

    Well I think 5K is the total system ask. We'd all offer less. Yes, great buy on your clearly superior boiler, but you have to add plumbing, pumps, insulated flue, etc to compare your system install cost to picking up this complete system for maybe.... 3k. 8 years of service and I'd guess I've...
  20. Tennman

    Heat loss on underground piping

    Yes, Over 7 years and the energy loss over about 340', no change... I seem to remember ~1.5*F over about 140' boiler to HX. I posted it's performance in the sticky. It varies somewhat based on the demand cycle, less loss on very cold days when it's cycling more frequently. I went to the freeheat...
  21. Tennman

    Heat loss on underground piping

    OMG! Have you not read my horror story in the underground sticky regarding trying to do the underground on the cheap. I think I saw XPS mentioned above. Expanded polystyrene.... I seem to recall it not being closed cell and it being heavy and mushy when removed from being underground, meaning...
  22. Tennman

    A weary woodburner selling system

    Our BioMass 60 has served us well as an entry level price point gasser. This could be an excellent buy for someone.
  23. Tennman

    Second Season Windhager Experience

    Yes, I did learn about pellet dust hardening in the auger tube over the summer last Fall. Last weekend for the post season cleaning, I manually ran the pellet auger until the hopper and pellet auger tube was completely clean. I've learned over a burn season lots of pellet dust accumulates in the...
  24. Tennman

    Second Season Windhager Experience

    Been a long time since I uploaded a pic of our boiler barn. Back in '08 the barn was designed/built assuming a BioMass without storage would be it. As you can see the system just kept growing to the right! A few things would have changed slightly If I'd been able to see 8 years into the future...
  25. Tennman

    Second Season Windhager Experience

    Yes, TC's correct. My wording was unclear. From woods to boiler I was touching a split 7-8 times from tree in woods to split into boiler. Fetching, splitting, stacking, seasoning, and feeding thousands of splits a season by myself became joyless when my son left home. Two years ago, as...
  26. Tennman

    Second Season Windhager Experience

    Everything's working so smoothly I drop in once in a while to see what's happening here and how everyone's doing. Just wanted to share several lessons learned from startup to finish of our second season with the Windhager for new or prospective users. 1) During system startup in Nov '16 the...
  27. Tennman

    Adding a septic tank with water for heat Storage????

    Sooo.... why do you care about keeping the poopy water in the septic tank warm? Resurrecting this thread from when I was younger may just be the highlight of my day. Well, I've changed since then but the physics hasn't. Thanks for the memories.
  28. Tennman

    In the design stages of my boiler system

    Couldn't open the image of your home, but, sounds beautiful and probably valuable. As a reasonably successful, somewhat retired, and healthy old guy I recommend you consider how you arrange your boiler and storage in the available space to accept future options. My schedule requires me to be...
  29. Tennman

    Loading unit Not Pumping

    Since I used a regular wall plug for power cord to my loading unit, I remove the 4 screws holding the motor to the pump body. Then plug the sucker in and give a nudge to get her spinning. Let it run for 15-20 seconds just holding it in my hand. Those little pump motors must be VERY precise. In...
  30. Tennman

    Garn Boiler using Pellets

    Doesn't sound like you have the Garn yet, correct? I'm basically running and doing today what you want to do. I enjoy burning wood so last nite (Friday) I started a fire in the BioMass and will run it until it's last load Sunday nite. During weekends or holidays the BioMass feeds storage...