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Electronics / wall thermostat thermistor setting?
« on: November 07, 2014, 04:53:19 PM »
I have a Honeywell wall thermostat and not sure where to put my thermistor setting on it for operating fan only on my furnace for the wood boiler. It has settings 1-6 for the cycles per hour, what do other wood boiler guys use for your setting?

General Outdoor Furnace Discussion / stove plugged up.
« on: October 22, 2014, 06:59:40 PM »
Well here I go again trying to save wood at lower heat settings. I turned her up to 180 with 15 diff because I had a ton of creosote blockage causing terrible burn times. Once again I learn the hard way. Hahaha

General Outdoor Furnace Discussion / own woods but buy your wood?????
« on: September 11, 2014, 04:14:37 AM »
Wondering if anyone on this site owns wooded property but due to time in their life ends up buying wood by the semi load? I am having to this year since I am mister mom for my 2yr old while my wife attends the busy ass nursing school. I already know I am the odd duck but who else buys wood when they already own wooded to cut from?

General Outdoor Furnace Discussion / cfm lower or higher?
« on: April 13, 2014, 08:31:19 AM »
I'm wondering if a fan speed that is higher on a conventional would be better for efficiency or would a slower cfm fan do the same? My stove has 65 cfm Fasco and seems to work good but I noticed when I add my chimney extension it doesn't like it. If I had a bigger fan on the front I think my extension chimney would work better.

General Outdoor Furnace Discussion / after 4hrs
« on: March 06, 2014, 09:44:43 AM »
Tossed a snow mound against my 3 wrap double tiled pipe this morning and took another pic 4hrs later. No sign of any melt . site won't let me load the pics.

General Outdoor Furnace Discussion / is this legit info or bs?
« on: February 28, 2014, 07:48:31 PM »
You have received a YouTube video! The Truth About Insulated Pipe R Value

General Outdoor Furnace Discussion / the Truth @ 180 degrees
« on: January 10, 2014, 04:46:15 PM »
Well I have been running 160-165 top temp for almost this whole winter and noticed my sight glass was a slight greenish color but my chemicals tested strong enough so I wasn't concerned. Well after being tired of always brushing my chimney due to draft reduction from running cooler temps yet saving wood I realized this morning it just isn't worth saving the little wood it saves by running cooler temps. This is a attached update pic of the slime/bacteria water starting to clear up after I turned my stove up to 180 this morning as I left for work. This goes to show that bacteria will form in water running cooler than 185 like the cb technician told me over the phone when I questioned him about temps. I bet heat transfer is affected as well in the stove,exchangers etc when that slime has formed from running cooler temps than 180. I am keeping my stove at 180 from here on out after seeing this with my own eyes, and what is even stranger is when I got home I didn't notice any much more wood usage at 180 versus my 165 top temp. Turn them up guys and listen to what the studies have shown. Thanks

Just curious where others are on this topic involving insulate or don't insulate exposed pex in basement. I insulated mine with some self seal foam wrap and noticed my wood usage went down from it. I can't say I ever noticed warmer floors when it was exposed in the basement so I figured insulating it wont catch all the heat rise.

General Outdoor Furnace Discussion / 20yr Mark Running 150-160 Set Temp
« on: December 18, 2013, 04:05:25 PM »
I was lucky enough to meet a guy today that has had his conventional OWB and has ran it no higher than 160. He said every 4-5yrs he changed his water and burned good wood plus kept his water treated. Ran his pump on low which blew me away and the stove has had just door rope and a fan replaced during its journey. The 180 degree water temp scientific data is bulljunk.

I've noticed when I put my chimney extension on that my stove takes a lot longer to get a draft going which in turn smokes more and sometimes wont get a roaring fire going. Anyone else notice this issue with a forced draft fan stove? The minute I take the chimney off my stove heats up extremelly fast.

Electronics / fan only thermostat
« on: November 13, 2013, 08:03:45 AM »
My question is I have a honeywell 2310b wall thermostat and I have options for settings for my system. Heating cycles per hour? Would I set my stat for a hot water/90% furnace setting or what?

General Outdoor Furnace Discussion / Probably another dumb question???
« on: October 23, 2013, 08:07:25 PM »
Chimney caps. The positives and negatives on a conventional OWB. Is it just me or does a stove recover faster without the cap on? Does a stove heat up faster with the cap on giving a restriction of draft but capturing less heat loss out the open chimney? I would like to hear what others thoughts are on this? Thanks again

I have a skuttle makeup air device hooked to my basement furnace return plenum that brings fresh air into the home when the blower comes on. My question is if this should remain operating in cold winter weather or should I close it off. I could see it causing the OWB to use a little more wood since ice cold air will be moving thru my plenum exchanger. What does everyone else do about the fresh outdoor air duct?

General Outdoor Furnace Discussion / Pump speed and wood savings?
« on: October 15, 2013, 07:10:17 AM »
What's the theory behind this?

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