I’m not entirely against that, but I leave for work early and home late. Don’t really have the time to start fires every day. Or tend to it to make sure it burns long enough to heat the storage to last 24 hours.I think an indoor (maybe even in it's own outbuilding) gasser with storage might be a better solution for you. Burn one fire a day wide open and charge up your storage and then coast on the storage.
What stove are you running?I check mine morning and evening, during busy season that could be 16+ hours apart. I could load it for 24 hours but it would tend to bridge more and drip (condense) more in the firebox.
Loading and shaking the turbulators takes 2 minutes so it's not a problem on my way in or out.
My dad has an older conventional unit, loads once every 24 hours, it does fine that way. I burn much less wood with my gasser.
Loading a conventional boiler full for long times is a recipe for a creosote mess.And let’s say I’m burning for a long period of time on 25% MC. Is the stove gunna stay clean enough? Or will it make a mess of the turbulators/heat exchangers?
I ran a Timber Ridge OWB for the last 12 years. Huge firebox, 4’ diameter and 4’ long. Kept about 12” of ash/coals in the bottom, fill it up and I could get about 36 hours at 30 degrees. Never had a creosote problem. When it got cold out (-20) it would run hard enough to burn any excess off. At those temps I found myself throwing in a couple pieces in the morning, main filling was at night when I got home from work. My old house was poorly insulated though.Loading a conventional boiler full for long times is a recipe for a creosote mess.
If I was going to get into an OWB, it would be a gasifier, no 2 ways about it. (Not even sure you can still buy a conventional one these EPA days?).Then I would run it like it had to be run, not run it how I wanted & end up disappointed. That could mean drying my wood more than I was used to or hoping, and also likely mean loading smaller loads with shorter burn times than I was hoping for. Even at that, twice a day should be realistic. Boilers aren't wood stoves, they aren't designed for long burn times from the get go so trying to get them can be trouble. After all, you are dealing with a liquid cooled firebox here, so it's just the nature of the beast. They work their best when burning freely.
Do you have any OWB experience? The underground stuff is overlooked a lot. You need to get that right, above all else. Which means buying the good stuff to start with, which can run up to $20/foot depending on your local supply situation.
I take it that you are using extra storage. What you guys are saying is that if a guy was to go buy a new gasification boiler, you can’t run it without extra storage?On a normal winter day-20C...
I start a fire when i get home at 5 ish the boiler runs wide open till 10-11 ish when the last load is gone.The boiler getd shut off till i come home at 5 ish the next day.
Starting a fire in my gasifier takes 5 minuets,if that
I see a lot of misconceptions on the OWB gassers. Yes, you can easily size it to run 24 hours. They do better at the 12 hour mark but, if you did the 16 and 8 you would be fine.Hey fellas,
New guy here, read through this thread and found some good info. But still have some questions on the topic of gasser VS multipass.
This 12 hour burn thing on the gassers, I just don’t see it working for me. Are any of you guys running em for 24 hours consistently?