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General Outdoor Furnace Discussion / Re: Scum in flat plate
« on: January 17, 2019, 08:37:16 AM »
I'm not saying it's the same thing, but I have found that same type of goo in my pool skimmers when I open it in the spring.  The pool folks said it was a mold of some kind. 

Far from it Slim.  The last 6th months have been pretty productive.  A few new faces, new issues brought up and resolved.  Been pretty pleasant!   

General Outdoor Furnace Discussion / Re: New G200 Arrived!
« on: January 03, 2019, 05:24:14 AM »
I don't load full every load.  In fact, this winter has been so mild here I have yet to fill it to the top.  I load what I need to get 10-14 hours.  I try to load so that when I'm ready to re-fill, I have a bed of coals and a couple small charred pieces left.  I probably keep my coal bed deeper than most, and that is because I struggled at first to get my coal bed established and then didn't load enough wood several times.  I guess you could say I'm a little gun shy. 

General Outdoor Furnace Discussion / Re: New G200 Arrived!
« on: January 02, 2019, 02:40:24 PM »
Here is a usage comparison video.


HeatMaster / Re: mf 5000 to g200
« on: January 02, 2019, 02:39:40 PM »
They changed the sight glass design as well. But, as far as bones of the stove, I don't think that has changed.

General Outdoor Furnace Discussion / Re: New G200 Arrived!
« on: January 02, 2019, 02:33:13 PM »
I can cut wood earlier and have it drier.  I was just curious how it handled wet wood. 

So basically, I just have to add wood?  I don't have to light a fire every day and watch it burn.  I can literally just fill it a couple times a day.  Set it and forget it kind of deal? 

Do you think it would decrease my wood consumption by 50%?  I'm using about 10 cords a year right now.

Here is a video I shot about my usage. I doubt many will get as big of a savings account I did. But, you will see a reduction no doubt. It burns like a conventional, in that you load it and it cycles on and off. I load every 10-14 hours. I don't go 24 like I did with my conventional.

General Outdoor Furnace Discussion / Re: New G200 Arrived!
« on: January 02, 2019, 02:29:58 PM »
hey pal, im looking at moving up from my mf 5000 to the g200, is there any up grades from the 2018 to 2019 in case my dealer as any left over 2018 models at a good price.

I waited for the latest and greatest. I know they upgraded the sight glass. I think there was a change in the controller compartment and a fresh air vent for the fan motor in the back. Outside of that, I don't know what the difference are, except for the paint scheme.

I've been burning since early October. Heating 3,000 sft plus domestic water for 8 people. I'm sure I'm through 2 cords. But not much more than that!! Running a new G200 after selling my MF10,000E.

General Outdoor Furnace Discussion / Wood Usage Comparison
« on: December 15, 2018, 05:57:22 PM »
I just finished my video comparing the wood usage of my new G200 to my old conventional MF10,000E. Hope you like it.


General Outdoor Furnace Discussion / Re: New G200 Arrived!
« on: November 20, 2018, 08:50:04 AM »
Yes, I'm burning. I've been burning for about 6 weeks. Dramatic drop in usage. I'll try to get a first impressions video up soon.

General Outdoor Furnace Discussion / New G200 Arrived!
« on: November 19, 2018, 05:34:47 AM »
Finally got my video finished of loading up my old 10k and bringing home my new G200!


General Outdoor Furnace Discussion / Re: Outside Pipe Reconstruct
« on: November 15, 2018, 11:18:05 AM »
I've found that stretching it out, putting weights on each end, and letting the hot summer sun bake it for an afternoon works well. But, if you're doing this in the cold, this process will be much less effective.  ;D

Plumbing / Re: Multiple heat exchangers
« on: October 10, 2018, 07:35:11 AM »
Hello been looking for awhile and had a question Iím getting ready to plumb for a owb and need some help or opinion. I like to go from boiler to heat hot water and my house has two heat exchanger s should I plum every thing in series or separate runs  also have a heat exchanger in a attached garage

I have almost the same setup you do.  I have an upstairs water to air and a downstairs water to air.  Flat plate downstairs and a garage water to air.  I put the downstairs plate and water to air on 1 series circuit and my upstairs water to air and garage on 1 series circuit.  2 pumps, 2 supplies, 2 returns.  But, my water to airs are much larger and both heat larger spaces than yours.  Like Yoder said, I do plate first then water to air with a bypass for summer burning.  Could it be done differently?  Yes.  Is this simple?  Yes.  With this design I have ZERO concerns about my return temps being too low.  Both pump circuits have about 20' of head and I get plenty of flow. 

If I had my flat plate, downstairs water to air, upstairs water to air, all in series, I would def put in a mixing valve before it gets back to the stove.  Having the 3rd water to air in the garage would be even more justification.  I think that would be too much for 1 series circuit. 

Plumbing / Pump Going Out??
« on: October 10, 2018, 07:24:02 AM »
Hey guys, I've been running a pair of chinese knockoff Grundfos pumps for now my 5th season.  I had one fail the first year, but it seized up and was obvious it was dead.  This one is starting to sound funny.  I can hear the water in the pump and it almost sounds like air bubbles in the pump.  It sounds turbulent and not smooth.  Is it about to die?  Should I replace it now?  I have a Taco ready to go.   

Fire Wood / Re: Burning"Pressure Treated" lumber scraps?
« on: September 27, 2018, 07:13:54 PM »
I throw dry plain lumber scraps in mine. But never anything treated.

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