Plans finally coming together

Medic21

Minister of Fire
Feb 26, 2017
554
Northern Indiana
I rented a core drill and it took a chit on me. Sledge to the rescue. I also ran a 30amp service to set a plug by the boiler for my camper, I’ll be setting a post with a small outdoor breaker box to feed the boiler and power to the shed I’ll put up beside it.

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huffdawg

Minister of Fire
Oct 3, 2009
1,447
British Columbia Canada
I rented a core drill and it took a chit on me. Sledge to the rescue. I also ran a 30amp service to set a plug by the boiler for my camper, I’ll be setting a post with a small outdoor breaker box to feed the boiler and power to the shed I’ll put up beside it.

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I ended up using a set up that looks like chainsaw with a water hose connected to it for cooling and dust remediation. It worked quite well ,expensive chain though.
 

Medic21

Minister of Fire
Feb 26, 2017
554
Northern Indiana
I ended up using a set up that looks like chainsaw with a water hose connected to it for cooling and dust remediation. It worked quite well ,expensive chain though.
I had a hydraulic driven one when I did excavating. Was nice for using in confined spaces where a gas engine would kill you. Other than that I really though they were more problems than what they were worth.
 

SpaceBus

Minister of Fire
Nov 18, 2018
3,029
Downeast Maine
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Concrete coming Friday morning. I think it’s only supposed to be 97 degrees with 100% humidity. I ran patrols in Iraq in 120+ degree and I’m dreading it.


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At least you have a pool to cool off in! Are you going to use this boiler to heat the pool as well?
 
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Medic21

Minister of Fire
Feb 26, 2017
554
Northern Indiana
At least you have a pool to cool off in! Are you going to use this boiler to heat the pool as well?
I do plan on it. I’m going to make a line set to do it. 4” field tile, pex, and foam insulation. I’ll roll it out when I want it and roll it back up and store in the barn when I don’t. I refitted a bunch of air compressors years back and have about 20 sets of 1 1/4” brass quick connects for airlines. Figure out a way to use those.


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SpaceBus

Minister of Fire
Nov 18, 2018
3,029
Downeast Maine
I do plan on it. I’m going to make a line set to do it. 4” field tile, pex, and foam insulation. I’ll roll it out when I want it and roll it back up and store in the barn when I don’t. I refitted a bunch of air compressors years back and have about 20 sets of 1 1/4” brass quick connects for airlines. Figure out a way to use those.


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That's awesome. My wife and I are going to build a barn and we plan to heat it with wood. I told my wife about the natural draft wood boiler and she is very interested. Until I joined the hearth forums I didn't know all the things you could do with wood heat. She was thrilled to realize we could heat a barn, greenhouse, and pool/hot tub fairly inexpensively with wood.
 

Medic21

Minister of Fire
Feb 26, 2017
554
Northern Indiana
That's awesome. My wife and I are going to build a barn and we plan to heat it with wood. I told my wife about the natural draft wood boiler and she is very interested. Until I joined the hearth forums I didn't know all the things you could do with wood heat. She was thrilled to realize we could heat a barn, greenhouse, and pool/hot tub fairly inexpensively with wood.
If you figure time in that and what it’s worth I can actually hear with propane cheaper right now.

Hell the MS660 cost more than a winters worth of propane. Then there is the 461,441,362,291. Not to mention a grand for a splitter 10k for the boiler, another 3k on instal. My furnace, 95% and central air system was under 7k installed including ductwork.

Takes a long time to get a return on the investment.


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SpaceBus

Minister of Fire
Nov 18, 2018
3,029
Downeast Maine
If you figure time in that and what it’s worth I can actually hear with propane cheaper right now.

Hell the MS660 cost more than a winters worth of propane. Then there is the 461,441,362,291. Not to mention a grand for a splitter 10k for the boiler, another 3k on instal. My furnace, 95% and central air system was under 7k installed including ductwork.

Takes a long time to get a return on the investment.


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Propane is popular here, but wouldn't work for our situation. It sounds like you live in a less rural setting. I need a bunch of saws anyway for land management. My house and property has no infrastructure for anything other than wood. It's all situation and preference. I'm sure you will enjoy heating with wood far more than propane!
 

Medic21

Minister of Fire
Feb 26, 2017
554
Northern Indiana
Propane is popular here, but wouldn't work for our situation. It sounds like you live in a less rural setting. I need a bunch of saws anyway for land management. My house and property has no infrastructure for anything other than wood. It's all situation and preference. I'm sure you will enjoy heating with wood far more than propane!
I’m in the middle of nowhere. I’ve always heated with wood.


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salecker

Minister of Fire
Aug 22, 2010
950
Northern Canada
Crown Royal ....
That was what i used to drink...
Got into some hot water a time or two because of Crown Royal...
 
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Medic21

Minister of Fire
Feb 26, 2017
554
Northern Indiana
It might not, but I see some airlock potential in that high spot above the pump.
I kinda wondered the same thing. With a 26-99 pump that close I don’t think it will be an issue. The pump curve on that is right around 20 gpm with the 1 1/4” ID Thermopex. I think realistically I’ll be around 15 gpm when I figure head loss on the system. I don’t think with that kinda flow it will happen.


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maple1

Minister of Fire
Sep 15, 2011
10,093
Nova Scotia
You could maybe T in a T up there with a valve on the stub. To let air out if ever needed. Or help with purging lines if needed.

Like I say, might never have to, but it's what my mind is picturing. I suspect if it does airlock you could hook a house pressure hose on in the house & force it out - maybe? I have had airlocks work into my upstairs zones when I had my non-bladder expansion tank going. Over time. It wasn't a huge deal to purge it out and fix, but a PITA none the less. I have little bleeders up there but don't want to touch them - at this point and their age they likely wouldn't stop bleeding even after I turned them off again.