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Fire Wood / Burning"Pressure Treated" lumber scraps?
« on: September 27, 2018, 01:39:03 PM »
Seems like this must have been discussed before, so I apologize, I obviously suck at using the forum "search" feature, although I tried.

Anyway, we just finished building a deck on the house framed in pressure treated lumber.  We have quite a bit of odds & ends scrap.  Is this OK to burn in the outdoor furnace?  I live in a very secluded area.  Will it hurt my furnace?  (Or us?).

General Discussion / Compressor tank - Repairable?
« on: October 01, 2017, 09:37:21 AM »
Anybody know anything about compressor tanks?  I got this as part of a bigger equipment purchase.  The previous owner had (tried) to put some attachment on it so he could spray finishes with it.  The threads are all buggered up as you can see from the picture.

Can this this be plugged up sufficiently so I can use the compressor, or is it just trashed.  Is it worth trying to fix?

General Discussion / Generator fuel consumption?
« on: September 06, 2017, 11:08:14 AM »
Hi all,

I just had a Briggs & Stratton Fortress 20kw back-up generator installed here @ the Hacienda.  Right now it's hooked up to a 120 gallon (above ground) propane tank, but my installer thinks that not sufficient & I should get another 120g tank & gang 'em. I'm curious if anyone can estimate how long a single tank will run on a moderate load.  I have a small wood shop on-site here that it will run when need be.

Fire Wood / Green wood?
« on: August 26, 2017, 01:23:00 PM »
Hi folks,

This will be my second winter up here in central New Hampshire with an OWF, a Central Boiler, "The Classic" CL-5648.  It's not new, we're new to the house, LOL.

I'm getting a delivery of a truckload of freshly felled mixed hardwoods (maybe some pine in there as well, they are clearing building lots) from a local logger.

Last year we didn't have the time to cut & split our own wood, so I bought a some seasoned and some green split wood.  Honestly, I could not tell when the seasoned stuff ran out & I started going through the "green" stuff.

Can I just chainsaw this stuff up to size & split it (as warranted by size) and burn it exclusively this year?  Should I get some seasoned stuff to start off with?  I've been told these things will burn pretty much anything you throw into them once they get going.....

Have at it, I look forward to the discussion!


Equipment / Wood Splitter Recommendation?
« on: August 26, 2017, 01:15:37 PM »
I know this topic has been done before (yes, I did a search).  But each new season brings on new information, so, here we go!

I'm in the market for a splitter.  I'm getting a delivery from a local logger of recently felled timber (mixed hardwoods) in 16' sections.  I'm using it for an OWF, a Central Boiler, "The Classic" CL-5648.

I'm hoping to stay under $1,500, and ideally I'd like to pick it up from Lowe's or HD, but I'm open to what makes the most sense.

Looking forward to the discussion!


Central Boiler / Closing her down
« on: April 13, 2017, 08:27:43 AM »

So, I'm shutting down my furnace for the season. Central Boiler CL-5648.  I've let the fire burn down, and made the required plumbing valve changes on my oil heat system for "oil only" (hot water heating).   I don't think it's going to get below freezing again, but I'm wondering if I should keep the pump on the furnace running to circulate heat to the boiler, just to be safe?  This is my first season with this system, so forgive a n00b!  Any suggestions appreciated. 

Central Boiler / New Furnace Owner
« on: February 02, 2017, 11:29:57 AM »

New to the forum and new to owning a wood furnace.  We recently bought a house in central New Hampshire which has a Central Boiler CL-5648.

The house has oil heat via 2 furnaces, one in 2BR garage apartment (separate systems).  When the wood furnace system is engaged, it will heat both areas.

I'm a total noob on this system, so please bear with me if I have seemingly obvious questions.

I have the manual that came with the furnace, but it's a bit overwhelming.

My first simple(?) question is on on to fire it up.

In my crawl space in the main house, near the furnace are four hot water pipe valves that are clearly marked as to their required positions for wood heat Vs the oil system only.

I have checked the boiler for water (good).

So, I build a fire.......

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