Plans finally coming together

Medic21 Posted By Medic21, Apr 12, 2019 at 9:00 PM

  1. Eureka

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    Yep anything can look like a circus if run by a clown :)
     
  2. Medic21

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    Finally dried out enough to do some digging. Have to seal everything on the basement wall tomorrow but, it’s a good feeling to have it in the ground.

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  3. Medic21

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    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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  4. huffdawg

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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.
     
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  5. Medic21

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    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.
     
  6. Medic21

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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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  7. SpaceBus

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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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  8. Medic21

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    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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  9. SpaceBus

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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.
     
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  10. Medic21

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    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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  11. woodey

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    Thanks for your service and good luck on
    the rest of your project!
     
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  12. SpaceBus

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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!
     
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  13. Medic21

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    I’m in the middle of nowhere. I’ve always heated with wood.


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  14. Medic21

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    I’m whooped

    I used to do this everyday and I’ve gone soft...


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  15. Medic21

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    Was able to finish it today, set up quick with 110 heat index. Pulled forms, back filled with stone. Let it set till Thursday and then set the boiler.


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