Fire up now or after vacation?


Feb 23, 2013
Hi all,

Just got a new OWB places a plumber is coming this week to get it all set up. Pumped to be back in the wood burning game

I’m anxious to get it fired up as soon as it’s ready, especially with some
Nights in the low teens coming up, but will be traveling for Xmas for a week.
It’s going to be set up with a flat plat heat exchanger on the oil boiler with its own circulation pump on the oil side so it should do fine if I fill it up and am away, but how much oil do you think I’ll burn trying to keep the 100 gallons of water out there warm while I’m away? Best to wait to start it until I return or will the added cost be negligible?