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PORTAGE & MAIN Gasification OWB
« on: October 06, 2010, 08:57:42 AM »

Do any of you out there have or know anyone that is using the PORTAGE & MAIN Optimizer 250 gasification OWB?
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Re: PORTAGE & MAIN Gasification OWB
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2010, 06:05:00 PM »

I don't know anyone ,but I think it is a real nice unit.Looked at the video on youtube of it.Seems to be built well.
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Re: PORTAGE & MAIN Gasification OWB
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2010, 04:08:53 AM »

I just bought one a week ago . hope to have it running this week.
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Re: PORTAGE & MAIN Gasification OWB
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2010, 06:25:37 AM »

I hope you have a good camera as we are going to need some pics of that sucker :photo:
Lot's of them I hope.
Hope all goes well and you have it running soon. :thumbup:
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Re: PORTAGE & MAIN Gasification OWB
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2010, 08:07:31 AM »

Portage and Main sure do have some good looking stoves.  They are priced a bit higher but I do like the looks of their products.
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Re: PORTAGE & MAIN Gasification OWB
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2010, 07:11:43 PM »

Remember,its been said, no pictures and it didn't happen.
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Re: PORTAGE & MAIN Gasification OWB
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2010, 03:11:10 AM »

They do cost a bit more , but when you look at them  up close you can see why. Im not bashing other units I just liked the way this is built. Its very well thought out and easy to get at everything as compared to other units I looked at. I will post honest results as things progress. Soon I hope!
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Re: PORTAGE & MAIN Gasification OWB
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2010, 08:24:06 PM »

They do cost a bit more , but when you look at them  up close you can see why. Im not bashing other units I just liked the way this is built. Its very well thought out and easy to get at everything as compared to other units I looked at. I will post honest results as things progress. Soon I hope!

Of course any company has to justify there costs in some way.  I've talked to portage and main a couple times.  I've been interested in there stoves but I just worry about the higher price point for my customers.  They as well as most companies really push gasification units.  Here in kentucky if you mention gasification the customer quickly goes back to the regular OWB.  Out of probably 100 visitors this year only 1 person I remember even entertained the idea of a gasifier.  The further North you go the more likely to see gasification, especially in the NE where EPA has went nuts
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Re: PORTAGE & MAIN Gasification OWB
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2010, 04:42:00 PM »

portage & main optimizer is up and running ! Its amazing how little smoke there is . It smokes for about 5 seconds when it kicks on if it smokes at all. When its not running there is a very little wisp of steam, but you have to look hard to see it. So far Im very impressed with it.
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Re: PORTAGE & MAIN Gasification OWB
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2010, 04:57:35 PM »

Remember,its been said, no pictures and it didn't happen
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Re: PORTAGE & MAIN Gasification OWB
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2010, 05:55:56 PM »

Here are two photos of my Portage and Maine install. The boiler is burning at the time of photo.
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Re: PORTAGE & MAIN Gasification OWB
« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2010, 06:41:21 PM »

 :thumbup:
Very nice! I like it.I think those are very nice stoves.I am incorporating a few of thier designs into my boiler I am building.
Congratulations and looks good
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Re: PORTAGE & MAIN Gasification OWB
« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2010, 07:01:38 PM »

Very nice!
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Re: PORTAGE & MAIN Gasification OWB
« Reply #13 on: October 18, 2010, 02:09:43 PM »

Nice pics!..Nice stove too..Wish you luck on it!..Is that stove EPA rated?
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Re: PORTAGE & MAIN Gasification OWB
« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2010, 02:57:36 AM »

Thank you. yes it white tag epa rated
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