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John148

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Boiler settings
« on: September 04, 2015, 11:50:12 AM »

Has anyone came up with a good setting for the Crown Royals. I have a 7400 and seem to go thru lots of wood. I figure about 20 to 24 cord, heating about 4300 sq ft log home. Thanks.
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Re: Boiler settings
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2015, 04:03:19 PM »

I'm not really familiar with the boiler but what do you have it set at right now?  Is that 20 full cords? 
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Re: Boiler settings
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2015, 07:48:29 AM »

Yes, 20 full cords. I have tried several settings. I can change the fan speed from no air to full speed and also can change the on and off by changing the temp. Say turn on when boiler drops 5 degrees,  10 degrees etc. I have tried a bunch of various setting. I'm new to this so I'm going thru a learning curve. Last winter was my first. Thanks for any ideas.
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Re: Boiler settings
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2015, 09:14:15 AM »

Just was wondering if you keep your pump running? I heard some pumps only come on when the boiler is calling for heat or the house is calling for heat. If you do have your pumps running constantly, what is the high temp. you have the boiler set at? 180-185 should be enough to keep the house warm or your boiler is undersized.
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Re: Boiler settings
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2015, 10:46:47 AM »

Log homes are typically notoriously hard to heat, however the number 1 reason for large wood consumption such as yours is groundwater infiltrating your underground pipe, checking temperature at the supply line of the boiler and then again at the basement will give you your temp loss in the ditch, 5 degrees in 100 feet is considered bad.
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Re: Boiler settings
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2015, 04:48:30 AM »

Yes, I have my pump running all the time. The set point on the boiler is 180 which is what the gauge reads. I have a gauge at the propane boiler in the house which also reads 180 so I'm guessing I'm not losing much from the outdoor boiler to the house. I also have a gauge on the return in the house and it usually has a drop of between 10 and at times 20 degrees. The manufacture recommends only filling the boiler 3/4 full with wood but I usually put in as much as I can. Not sure if doing that is allowing the gasses to go out the stack instead of burning off. I may try doing that this winter. I fill it to the top because I'm afraid it will burn out until I get home from work. Thanks.
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Re: Boiler settings
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2015, 05:41:22 AM »

load half full. you will get better burn times, are you using green or seasoned wood????
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Re: Boiler settings
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2015, 09:22:04 AM »

How much was it taking to heat the home before you had the wood boiler?

Several charts can be had so you can compare your previous costs of heating to how much wood it should take.
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Re: Boiler settings
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2015, 08:37:03 PM »

What kinda wood would be a good question. Green or dry.
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