Water jacket capacity

JRemington Posted By JRemington, Apr 7, 2018 at 5:42 PM

  1. JRemington

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    What is the biggest water jacket capacity anyone has seen on an outdoor wood boiler? I saw a central boiler yesterday that had a tag that said the capacity was 750 gallons. Six adults could have fit into this firebox.
     
  2. leon

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    I bet you did not see any firebrick in that forest eater either. The royal boilers have a lot of water in them as well.
    The Hybrid wood boilers made by Gary Switzer have much more water in them and are much more efficient just like the garn boilers.

    Its not so much the water volume as how well the heat energy is made and how much energy the cooler water returning to the boiler is to determine how well it works.

    Its a shame they are not making more efficient boilers with fully firebrick lined combustion chambers which will create much more hot water.
     
  3. maple1

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    Its a shame they are not making more efficient boilers with fully firebrick lined combustion chambers which will create much more hot water.

    'They' are making them. All gasifiers have lined secondary combustion chambers.
     
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    This guy burns 120 face cord a year in this thing. We are going to remove this one and install our Aqua Gem wood/coal boiler. It’s jacket is 55 gallons.
     
  5. salecker

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    A Garn has the most i believe.
    A Central boiler need to be tested before use.To test you need to take it to a deep lake and see it it floats.If it does than use it. Otherwise buy a real boiler.:cool:
     
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    Sell him an AHS S130 coal stoker you and he will be much better off.
     
  7. Fred61

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    I checked one out. The firebox is bigger than my first apartment:)
     
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    120 face cords is 40 full cords. if the aqua gem is twice as efficient and i doubt it is, you will be feeding it 20 full cords a season. my harmon clone wood/coal boiler is comparable in size to the aqua gem and i burn max 10 cords per season, running non stop from october to may. i doubt that you can feed 20 cords into it a season, and i dont think its going to do the job.
     
  9. salecker

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    Face cords...should be a term that is never used.It represents nothing.Just lets unscrupulous people rip off unsuspecting people.
    A cord on the other hand has set dimensions 4ft by 4ft by 8ft giving you an actual amount of wood.
    If anyone you are dealing with insists on face cords,order 4 ft lengths and cut it yourself.
     
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  10. leon

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    Down here it is legal to sell firewood by the ton which
    would be easy enough to do and avoid issues with what
    is a thrown cord or stacked cord etc.

    I stopped buying firewood from the guy I had been using for
    years when he buried his 10 wheeler in my yard and finding
    out he was buying cull logs for 33 dollars a ton.
     

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