Alternative to Woodgun

SMD Posted By SMD, Dec 12, 2017 at 10:59 AM

  1. SMD

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    Hi,

    I've been running a woodgun E200 for 7 seasons- it's done great for me. Now I am building an outside garage that will take some heating, and I am moving the woodgun to this garage so I can get the mess and fire danger out of my house.

    Considering upgrading the e200 to an e250, but wanted to get an opinion or two from here before doing so. What are my options for a unit similar but better than the woodgun? Meaning I can throw wood in it, turn the switch and walk away? Needs to be pressurized, and I love the DHW coil in the wood gun.

    Thanks,

    Andrew
     
  2. Chris Hoskin

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    I'm not aware of anyone else still making a wood boiler with a tankless coil option - anyone? The Fröling S3 and Effecta Smart boilers that we sell require thermal storage and would be good choice if that is what you are looking for. The S3 is especially easy to use. I don't think Econoburn requires thermal storage and I'm not sure about Varmebaronnen.
     
  3. maple1

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    Varm does.
     
  4. TCaldwell

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    Switzer custom wood boilers does
     
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  5. Buzz Saw

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    Why does it have to pressurized? Couldn't you run an open system with a water to water heat exchanger?

    If you go open a GARN fits the bill of throw in wood, light fire and walk away.

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  6. JohnDolz

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    I am a big Effecta fan. As far as throw wood in and forget it, I can say that I travel for days at a time, I just make sure we have wood indoors and my wife starts 1 fire a day (2 on the coldest days) and we never use propane - doesn't get much easier.
     
  7. SMD

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