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Author Topic: Insulating door and stack!  (Read 1460 times)

aries9245

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Insulating door and stack!
« on: September 28, 2014, 08:37:46 AM »

I'm trying some add ons to the ACME 235 to see if it will increase my efficiency
One I added a insulated chimney pipe to the existing steel pipe cut the roof and ran it down to the top of the tank and siliconed the seams around the roof..
Second I'm insulating the door with either firebrick or batt insulation and welding a plate around the inside to seal it..
If anybody can give me there thoughts on this I would be more than honored! Or any other trick they feel will work last ur was my first season with this unit and was not to pleased so before I go spend another lump of cash on a central boiler or other ill give a try..

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Joe
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Re: Insulating door and stack!
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2014, 05:14:10 PM »

I'm trying some add ons to the ACME 235 to see if it will increase my efficiency
One I added a insulated chimney pipe to the existing steel pipe cut the roof and ran it down to the top of the tank and siliconed the seams around the roof..
Second I'm insulating the door with either firebrick or batt insulation and welding a plate around the inside to seal it..
If anybody can give me there thoughts on this I would be more than honored! Or any other trick they feel will work last ur was my first season with this unit and was not to pleased so before I go spend another lump of cash on a central boiler or other ill give a try..

Thanks
Joe

Did that help your furnace out?

I put regular fiberglass insulation in the door, and it seems to help with the creasote buildup on the door gasket.

Second year with my Acme 340 and I'm very pleased with it.
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Re: Insulating door and stack!
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2014, 05:22:49 AM »

No I'm done with it just won't keep up with my demand they totally undersized the unit so I decided to part my ways with it. And I bought a central boiler cl6048 went and seen with my own eyes with it in action heating a lot of sq ft so I'm picking it up this week from local dealer and will be selling my 235. I'm glad your doing ok with it but after all my work I did trying to get more burn time I was not successful 4-6 hrs is horrible
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Dodge 5500 dump
Ford f450 dump
Cat 303cr excavator
Cat 246 skid steer
Kubota l4610 tractor
2 sthil farm boss saws
Homemade 4way splitter w/log lift ( the terminator)