Picked up the Varm today

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Clarkbug

Minister of Fire
Dec 20, 2010
1,266
Upstate NY
My wife and I made the trek down to Lebanon, PA to pick up our Varmebaronen boiler today from Dean @ smokeless heat. I guess the new ones that are coming in are all set up for 115v, no converting needed, and they even put gauges on there in PSI/ Deg. F. I guess they need to dumb it down for those of us on this side of the pond :)

Now the fun of trying to figure out how to get it off of the truck and into the basement begins. Ill try to take some pics of the boiler room and the install for sharing later on.
 

woodsmaster

Minister of Fire
Jan 25, 2010
2,885
N.W. Ohio
Nice ! Better get busy. Winter will be here before you Know it. What was you heating with before ?
 

NCPABill

Member
Feb 10, 2011
104
NorthCentral PA
I'm interested to follow your install as I have one beginning now with a Biomass 40. Are you running storage?

Incidentally, I'm thinking you ran Route 15 down from NY?

Good luck,

Bill
 

Clarkbug

Minister of Fire
Dec 20, 2010
1,266
Upstate NY
Thanks Fellows!

Previously I was using a New Yorker oil fired boiler. I still plan to keep that in the system as backup, switched with the EMC control from STSS.

Bill,

I am running storage. Luckily, I was able to locate three 220 gallon tanks that were about to be scrapped, so for the cost of getting a truck to haul them, they were mine! They just fit into my basement, but made me a happy camper.

We didnt use route 15 actually. We took 87 to 84, then went down 209 through the water gap. It was a little longer, but more relaxing than just sticking to the main highways.
 

Clarkbug

Minister of Fire
Dec 20, 2010
1,266
Upstate NY
So,

anyone have any tips for straightening sheet metal on a boiler? :(
 

woodsmaster

Minister of Fire
Jan 25, 2010
2,885
N.W. Ohio
Didn't go down the stairs as planed ?
 

Clarkbug

Minister of Fire
Dec 20, 2010
1,266
Upstate NY
Not so much.

We had it strapped to a heavy duty hand truck, and were working it onto the top step. We werent exactly even, and one tire went over the edge before the other. Turns out the Varm has a heavier front than a back, and it shifted on the cart. Where it hit the strap, it puckered the sheet metal on me. That was the last incident with it, but I have to give a lot of credit to guys that do this all the time. I cant imagine putting something like an EKO into a basement....ugh.
 

Singed Eyebrows

Minister of Fire
Jan 22, 2009
1,439
Midwest
Try to "slap" the crease out if its not deep. If you pound with a hammer & dolly incorrectly you will stretch the metal & it won't look too good, Randy
 
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