My second homemade OWB build.

jwise87 Posted By jwise87, Jan 8, 2018 at 7:20 AM

  1. maple1

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    Yes, mainly the tendency for moisture to creep in over time. Maybe not much time at all in certain conditions. Maybe not much moisture at all in other conditions.
     
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    Plus the thought of constantly losing BTU's to the ground.
    With no load my temps hardly drop on the loop to the house.Sometimes it's is hard to measure a difference with a IR gun,i know they arn't very accurate.
     
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    What's your plans to insulate the boiler?
     
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    The dream would be to have it spray foamed, but alas my budget won't allow that. I will cover it with pink insulation, it won't look good but it will work. When I built my first stove I ran it the first month or so with no building around it, one night it snowed and when I looked out there was snow piled on the pink insulation and it wasn't melting.
     
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    Nothing wrong with that. My boiler has an insulation wrap. I used rock wool instead of pink panther though. As long as you get as much coverage as possible that's all that matters.
     
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    Acceptable. I'm not sure how good my internal circulation is in the tank, I need to add more temp sensor to see. Worst comes to worse I will change my port configuration after this season or add a circulator to the tank its self. It hasn't really been cold here yet so it hasn't got a good test, but it has been keeping my house warm for a week and I can go 12-14 hours between loadings with the junk wood I've been burning. I didn't have any wood cut prior to this so I have been burning half rotten logs I drug out of the woods and standing dead trees that were near my house. I don't have any neighbors so smoke isn't an issue and I made sure that I got a really tall chimney so my wife wouldn't complain.
     
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