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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. 

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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.   

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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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Fire Wood / Re: question on cutting on shares
« on: September 10, 2018, 10:11:54 AM »
It depends on them.  Personally, I've been offered to share cuts on a pile of actual logs.  He offered me 1 to 2.  I get 2, he gets one.  I passed.  I get enough wood elsewhere, I have no interest in doing work for someone else's wood. 

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Crown Royal / Re: Boiler Room Set-Up
« on: August 31, 2018, 05:34:00 AM »
Do these stoves have a smoke bypass?

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General Outdoor Furnace Discussion / Re: Thru the roof stove pipe
« on: August 29, 2018, 05:19:16 AM »
Why not just leave a 1-2" gap around the pipe?  The boiler was meant to get wet, so water coming between the car port and the pipe isn't a concern.

I have plans of putting a car port over my stove next year.  That was my plan.  Cut a hole just slightly bigger than the chimney.  I had no intentions of putting any boots around it or anything like that. 

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General Outdoor Furnace Discussion / Re: Outside Pipe Reconstruct
« on: August 28, 2018, 05:39:42 AM »
This is the tool I use to remove copper crimp rings. Takes a minute or less.

Looks easy enough!

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General Outdoor Furnace Discussion / Re: Outside Pipe Reconstruct
« on: August 28, 2018, 05:39:22 AM »
Seems like it would have been a lot easier to just buy a short section of Logstor or similar and run that over the ground.  No assembly required, much smaller, and probably similar in cost by the time you finished putting together what you did.

Fair Assessment.  I had $100 in the HDPE fittings, $70 in the pex.  $20 in frost king.  I got the pipe for free as scraps from a contractor.  If I had used Logstor, I could've gotten away with 1 line coming into the garage, but would've had to redo how my pumps are set up.  25' of Logstor, is what?  $15 a foot?  So, $375 plus shipping.  Call it $400 plus new setup around pump, round up to $450.  All said and done, looks like I was about half price of the logstor.  I wouldn't disagree that some would say $200 is worth not dealing with the headache and getting a better water tight fit. 

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General Outdoor Furnace Discussion / Re: Outside Pipe Reconstruct
« on: August 27, 2018, 11:15:06 AM »
Interested to see how that goes, is the fiberglass packed pretty dense to get it inside the tile or is it loosely fit? A comment on the video about the copper crimp rings, I just take a side cutter and clip them off then remove the fitting like you did with the cinch. The cinch does look a little easier to use though

I got the fiberglass as loose as I could.  For the angled section, I got 2 pieces stuffed in there.  The horizontal piece I only used 1.  I know fiberglass needs air and fluff to be efficient, but I got it as loose as I could in an 8" pipe. 

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General Outdoor Furnace Discussion / Outside Pipe Reconstruct
« on: August 27, 2018, 05:30:00 AM »
Hey guys, I got my video up of me redoing my outside pipes.  With the new stove coming (it arrived Saturday and I'm going to pick it up TODAY) I figured I could do better with my outside pipes.  Obviously, they are a far cry from what should be done with buried pipes.  But, as you can see, I am 8' from my garage and there just isn't the justification for all the additional work what would go into getting buried lines into my garage.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NF_9rUJUhgw&t=42s

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HeatMaster / Re: CB EDGE compared to HEATMASTER
« on: August 24, 2018, 02:24:04 PM »
Here's my main take on the two. Heatmaster has been using 409 stainless steel for a VERY long time. Central just started with this stove.  Everyone is moving to 409. Welcome to the club CB.

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HeatMaster / Re: Moving on from my 10k
« on: August 22, 2018, 09:46:40 AM »
It shipped TODAY!!  I can't wait!

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HeatMaster / Re: Moving on from my 10k
« on: August 06, 2018, 05:21:13 AM »
Final Concrete Pad Update:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6x-U2kXBg8

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HeatMaster / Re: Moving on from my 10k
« on: July 26, 2018, 08:05:28 AM »
Concrete Update 1:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIB4LwsY4KA&t=4s

Concrete Update 2:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoSlJWpynHY

I'm still working on my "Moving Day" video.  It's my first video I've really had to edit and I'm still trying to find good software to use. 

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HeatMaster / Re: Moving on from my 10k
« on: July 23, 2018, 03:28:16 PM »
I got my "Moving On" video posted:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Riq9h8Yy20Q&t=184s

The actual moving day video is almost done.  I also posted an in-depth video of how to clean out the rear air channel in the conventional Heatmaster stoves.

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