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Equipment / Re: Bit the Bullet. Just got my 562xp
« on: January 30, 2012, 06:34:55 PM »
 By the way I almost smashed my 359 a couple weeks ago, I was cutting a dead old Maple, It was really windy and it sat back on me when I was almost done with my back cut and pinched the bar, I started walking up to the shop to get a pry bar, hammer and wedges, got about 50 yards away and felt the ground shake. I was afraid of what I would find as I walked back, luckily the wind must have died down at it fell the right way.

Equipment / Re: Bit the Bullet. Just got my 562xp
« on: January 30, 2012, 06:26:40 PM »
 Let us know how you like the 562 and how it compares to your 359. I have a 359 and like it allot but from what I have read, the new 562 is supposed to really be a  powerhouse.

General Outdoor Furnace Discussion / Re: WOOD USAGE
« on: March 25, 2011, 07:49:03 AM »
I heat an older 1400 sq foot house, DHW, my 1500 sq foot shop at around 40 degrees, and a small chicken house/dog house. Between 12 and 15  cord of hard wood a year. I'm always sceptical about some peoples stated wood consumption.

General Outdoor Furnace Discussion / Re: Is this an easy decision?
« on: March 25, 2011, 07:37:22 AM »
I am new at this. But i would go with a Hawken 2100 I had a 6048 what a pile of junk. I am heating 6000 sq feet with the cb i burn about 60 face cord with the hawken hawken about 20 face cord and put on the biger pump on 1/6 hp the heating is so much hotter. I hope this will help you in any way.
I do not own a CB but have read a lot and know a few people who do, I do not know anything about Hawken nor do I have anything against them, but there is no way I believe your wood consumption would be 1/3 of the CB,unless there was something seriously wrong with your CB. There are many very happy CB owners and I doubt they are "junk"

Shaver Furnace / Re: HELP! I hate my SHAVER!
« on: December 15, 2010, 06:34:52 PM »
 What type of problems are you having? How many sq feet are you heating? where do you live? How long have you owned your shaver and how much wood are you going through? What type of wood? seasoned or green?

General Discussion / Re: off topic electric stove
« on: December 10, 2010, 04:48:37 PM »
Thats funny, my wife was just asking a couple weeks ago if there was a way I could take apart her door and clean it, I hadn't gotten around to looking at it, I just went and looked, I think your tip will work Wilie, thanks

General Discussion / Re: weather
« on: December 10, 2010, 04:24:55 PM »
This weather is definatly crazy for this early.Global warming my rear!
We have been in the single digits the last few days.They are saying its going to make it to 30 by friday,and then some big snow fall is going to hit us.They been raving on the radio about it.Probably won't get diddly squat.

Haven't you heard? it's not "Global warming" anymore the new term is "climate change" that way no matter what happens they're right, and its us to blame. lol

 I would also call your insurance company.

General Outdoor Furnace Discussion / Re: Looking to buy OWB
« on: January 05, 2010, 11:34:52 AM »
 I have a Shaver 290 and am happy with it after making a few modifications, In my opinion the Shaver is poorly insulated with no insulation on the bottom, but if you are a little handy, more insulation can be added fairly cheaply, Also if they still come with the cheap thermostat, a digitall auquastat is a huge improvement (aprox. $75)

 Whatever brand you buy, my biggest piece of advice would be to go 2 sizes bigger than what they recommend, With possibly the exception of CB, from what I've read they are about the only company that size their boilers correctly.Soooo, knowing what I know now, CB probably isn't overpriced when you take that into consideration.


« on: December 17, 2009, 02:48:44 PM »
Husky 359 20",  and an old  Pro Mac 10/10 16"

Central Boiler / Re: New to the board
« on: December 10, 2009, 11:27:25 AM »
 Hello and welcome,

 I've had the same experience, I have an older, drafty house, much harder to heat when the wind is a blowin, also I think no matter how well your owb is insulated you loose heat from it when it's windy.

 I wish I had put mine inside a shed, as others hear have done, great idea.

did you get a owf?  would not do it again.I have 75 acers of hard wood and so my wood is free, only after i cut and stack it.Oil or lp gas is so easy.If you buy wood at $150 a cord thats about $1750 for my useage.That oil it all cut,split and delievered.


Shaver Furnace / Re: Any Satisified Shaver Owners ??
« on: December 08, 2009, 08:39:12 AM »
We ordered our Shaver 165 in November of '07 , and had it running in March of '08..Besides extending the chimney 6 feet ( $25.00) and putting a tee and thermometer on the overflow ($5.00) it is all stock...including the Therm-o-Disc thermostat....And we use it year round for our DHW in the summer...August next year it will have paid for itself..We're happy with ours but seems a lot of folks aren't happy with their Shaver..anybody else have a problem-free Shaver ??Just wondering.....

 I traded my 165 after using for a year to a shaver 290, before I used it the first time I insulated the bottom and added more insulation to the whole stove, also added a ranco digital stat. also added an elbow to the overflow to eliminate steaming and water loss.

 I am very happy with my stove operation this year, been easily getting 15 hour burn time, around zero degrees f. today.

 I'm not sure if it is the modifications, the bigger stove, or my wood is seasoned better, probably the combination of all.

 If there is 1 piece of advice I would give,it is whatever stove size the manufacturer recomends, go at least 1 size bigger, I don't think you can go to big.

Shaver Furnace / Re: My new Shaver 250 for 2009
« on: October 31, 2009, 07:19:26 AM »
Grandgracing, for insulating the bottom I laid R11 batts on top of a piece of R5 foil faced 1" styrofoam, stapled the faced bats to the styro,(paper side towards the styro) then slid the whole thing under the stove, then added another piece of 1" foilfaced styro under that, I cut it so it would slide between the feet, slid it through from the front. Then did the same from both sides( to insulate from the inside of the feet to the edges. I had all the siding removed except the rear. Took me a full day to do.

 The fiberglass in the door turns black, but really helps keep the door cooler,I figured even if it has to be changed once in awhile, it's cheap.

 As far as the water curculation issue, What I did was, with the hot water coil cover removed, working from inside the boiler, I added galvanized pipe to the top supply pipes. My stove came with 3 hookups, the one for the house I added aprox a foot, ( so it pulls water from just in front of the back plate area) the shop supply I added about 2 feet, and the 3rd supply I ran almost to the front, right on top of the firebox.  the 3rd is not being used for anything so I just added a pump that just loops right back to bottom of the stove.

 It was kind of a pain working through that opening and was thankfull I never dropped any tools or parts inside the stove and I had to use some 45 elbows and various pipes to make it work.I figure the extra 3rd pump I may leave unplugged, unless I feal I need more curculation. Hope you could follow what I was trying to explain.

Shaver Furnace / Re: My new Shaver 250 for 2009
« on: October 13, 2009, 05:32:38 PM »
 Grandgracing, glad to hear it worked out for you, I traded my 165 for the 290. Insulated the bottom, removed the siding and insulated the whole stove better, I'm actually looking forward to some extreme cold to see how it works.

 As far as the door, I just stuffed some unfaced fiberglass insulation between the inner and outer part of the door, seems to help the door run alot cooler, I actually got the idea from someone at arborist website.

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