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  1. TheNeverStill

    Help with heating DHW as well as air

    Hello all! I’m relative new to wood boilers (came with the 1200sqft home I purchased in April). It’s a 120k BTU hardy that is connected to my HVAC vent stack (pex to a copper radiator in the vent). Our water heater is on the way out (incredibly 30 years old), and I’m thinking I’d like to go...
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    New to the scene- need advice

    Hi everyone, just purchased a new home and need to make some heating/hot water installations. My previous home was in a community which was exclusively natural gas so am trying to weigh the pros and cons of my new heating options (electric, oil, wood) Current house system- Right now there are 2...
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    Wood boiler plumbing/pump

    I have searched around and asked how big of a difference is there if I install a wood boiler up hill from the house about 75ft of pipe total .does this effect anything with the returnflowing back up the hill ? Also has anyone had experience with the Oak tree 300 wood boiler? I can not find...
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    Domestic Water Issues?

    I just installed a Heatmor Outdoor boiler for my home. I have an hydronic system with cast iron radiators. My oil boiler also heats my domestic hot water. I have my Heatmor and Oil boiler running through a plate exchanger. It is working great for heating my house, boiler hasn't kicked on...
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    Wood Burning Stove with Back Boiler - Help!!

    Hello, This is my first post so please be patient with me if I am in the wrong category for my questions! I have moved into a house with a wood burning stove with boiler bit attached to it that fuels the heating and hot water system for the 3 bedroom cottage… the maximum temp for the stove is...
  6. R

    Catalytic wood boiler

    Hey all, long time reader first time poster here. I've been searching for info on a catalytic wood boiler that can burn long and low like a catalytic stand alone stove, but can't seem to find anything. Does this exist, and if not, why? It seems like it would be a great way to avoid needing...
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    Help, i'm heating an 1806 Stone Home...

    I just bought a 1806 Stone Home in Upstate New York. It's beautiful.. 2700sf and is currently heated with a OIL boiler (lennox) the boiler system has some hot water radiators and a forced air blower. heats very well.. so well, I'm spending $400.00 a month heating the home. my question, I would...
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    Jensen 24b indoor wood boiler manual needed

    I am in search of a manual for a Jensen 24b indoor wood boiler. I see there is an older thread on this but it is not closed. If anyone can help it would be of great help. Thanks in advance!!!!!! :)
  9. S

    Wood boiler advice

    I have a old Riteway RB-75 wood fired boiler. It works pretty good apart from a couple issues. First it creates a lot of creosote in the firebox which Ive read can be solved by having longer burns. But I was wondering if there was a good additive to remove some of the creosote? Or what else...
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    Looking for a wood boiler installer

    Hi folks, Art, here. I'm new to the forum. I'm looking for a recommendation on an experienced indoor wood boiler installer. I'm sure I could get my plumber to do the job, but I'd like to find someone who has a lot of experience with this type of heating. I live in southwest Washington...
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    Help!? Design my install (heat dump, pumps, storage)

    Hello, I am new to the boiler adventure and my new glenwood 7050 arrives today. I have been reading and researching for weeks and I believe I have my head wrapped around the install for the most part. There are a couple of questions I would love some feedback on. and if some of you are...
  12. J

    Jetstream furnace refractory rebuild

    Hi there, We recently purchased an old Jetstream furnace, but the refractory chamber was completely destroyed. We have a friend who is a stone mason who will help us to rebuild, but we have been unable to find any drawings/plans/molds/etc. to guide us. Has anyone recast the entire refractory...
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    Thermal Storage Tank Fitting Seal?

    I have 2x 500 gallon propane tanks, filled with water. There are multiple pipe threaded fittings, but none of them leak. I would like to permanently (and very reliably) seal the fittings that are made for the float/gauge mechanism. I thought of tapping the hole, but it would be at least 1.25...