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Natures Comfort / nature's comfort
« on: December 25, 2019, 01:38:16 PM »
I assusme that Nature's Comfort is out of business because their website is dead. Is that correct?

Plumbing / Heat exchanger hook up
« on: February 12, 2019, 09:37:37 AM »
Iím believe I have an issue with how I connected my 80 plate heat exchanger to oil fired furnace. Iím wondering if this is hooked up correctly? Is the attached photo enough info? Thanks for the help.

Site Suggestions / Owner of site
« on: December 13, 2018, 08:40:43 AM »
Does anyone know who owns this site?

Electronics / Turn off blower
« on: December 12, 2018, 09:56:11 AM »
Whatís the latest and greatest way to turn off the blower motor on my 325G when water temperature drops belong a certain point. Sometimes Iím lazy and donít get to the fire in time and Iíd like the blower to not blow cold air into the firebox.
I have a ranco aquastat.

General Outdoor Furnace Discussion / Pump speed
« on: November 22, 2018, 07:49:16 AM »
I have a 275 ft of Rehau 1Ē going to a 80 plate heat exchanger. What speed should my Grundfos 26-99 run? I guess I need to measure return temps??

General Discussion / Fan issue
« on: November 19, 2018, 02:10:06 PM »
I have my old 325G back up and running. I removed the old 5 wrap and put in 275 feet of Rehau. So far, it seems to have made a big difference.
Only problem since the start up was a threaded pipe leak which caused the blower to get wet and trip the circuit breaker. I replaced it with an old fan I had on hand. It worked fine over night and is now tripping the breaker again. No sign of moisture, but not sure fan didnít have problems before I installed it. Is there any the solonoid could cause this problem. Just want to be sure before I go buy a new fan tomorrow.
Is anyone else burning a conventional own?

General Outdoor Furnace Discussion / Boiler treatment and re-start
« on: November 06, 2018, 07:27:30 AM »
My 325G has been sitting idle with no water in it for the last 2 years, but Iím ready to restart it.
I need to buy treatment for the water and curious if I need to prep boiler with anything since it been sitting so long?

General Outdoor Furnace Discussion / what happened???
« on: March 14, 2018, 09:04:32 PM »
What the hell happened to this site...it has no traffic, only a few experts and mostly Heatmaster discussions.
It used to be fun to read every day.

Advanced Electronics / what type of wire
« on: January 17, 2018, 11:05:40 AM »
I'm interested in burying some type of cable for monitoring purposes. Haven't decided what I'll use to monitor, but OWB is about 250ft from house. CAT 5 or 6? thanks.

Plumbing / Logstor/Pex-Flex
« on: January 05, 2017, 09:34:31 AM »
I need to buy about 285 of Pex-Flex, but haven't found any dealers nearby. Can anyone on this forum point me to a dealer in Maryland?

General Outdoor Furnace Discussion / idle owb
« on: August 16, 2015, 05:57:19 PM »
I won't be using my boiler this winter. How can should I store it?

General Outdoor Furnace Discussion / insulation
« on: March 09, 2014, 06:53:05 PM »
An interesting overview of basement insulation...the physics applies elsewhere. Felt like 30 minutes well spent.

Foundation Insulation Effectiveness: Basement building science

I had always wondered what exactly to do if I needed to leave the stove unattended while away during the heating season. Well, for the past four days I have been away in Florida (70's, by the way!) and I hadn't gathered enough small wood for my wife to load, so I thought I'd see if I could maintain the temps above freezing without having a fire while someone was home to monitor.
My indoor system is an oil fired boiler that I connect to my owb via a 80 plate heat exchanger. I closed the valves at the exchanger so heat was not exchanged and turned on the money-burning oil furnace.  The stove temperature bottomed out at 50F after 5 days of no heat with near 5F temps in the evening and 20's during the day. I now feel liberated knowing I don't need to have the stove babysat if I want to go out of town in the winter.

After seeing how much oil I used during those 5 days, I'm thankful to have the owb.

General Outdoor Furnace Discussion / boil-over
« on: December 28, 2012, 09:11:03 AM »
Had my NC 325G overheat last night.  Lost about 20 gallons and can't seem to find where the air is entering the firebox.  We re-tighten the door.  Any other ideas?

General Outdoor Furnace Discussion / age
« on: December 04, 2012, 02:55:58 PM »
Curious as to the average age of OWB owners.  I'm 51 and starting to think about how long I'll be able to feed the machine! 70 yrs old?

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