Is there a Cheaper more basic boiler?

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Highbeam

Minister of Fire
Dec 28, 2006
18,860
Mt. Rainier Foothills, WA
I expect cord wood to be cheaper as a fuel because it’s not a manufactured product. Lots of middle men making profits.
 
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S.Whiplash

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Oct 28, 2012
113
I used to go through 2 bags a day with tax thats $14 worth,. You do a have a point depends what your paying for wood how much is a face cord of wood in equivalent of pellet bags?

A ton of wood pellets can be purchased for aprox. $200, that brings down the cost of each 40 lb. bag to around $4.00. A bag of soft-wood pellets contains aprox. 8,000 BTU the equivalent of 2.5 gallons of heating oil or 3.75 gals. of propane. The wood comparison would depend on the species and moisture content but a ton of pellets can be stored in 30% of the space a ton of cordwood can due to higher desnity.
 
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hyfire

Minister of Fire
Aug 3, 2013
718
Ont, Canada
I based my data on 8500 btu per lb of pellets and an average of 20 Million btu for a full cord of wood, which is very conserative. The price in Canada is way more than in the USA for the pellets. I still say if you have the room the normal wood is better since you can burn any wood you can get , which is easier usually than pellets.