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General Outdoor Furnace Discussion / Rig a shop vac to pull out ash?
« on: December 12, 2018, 02:13:40 PM »
Rig a shop vac to pull out ash.....not hot...and I don't care if  the ash goes thu  the vac and sprays all over the yard...help me out u guys !  8)

General Outdoor Furnace Discussion / Somebody tell me
« on: March 23, 2018, 11:06:00 PM »
Happen to slimjim....every time I peek at a thread their is a ..poke...wtf????

General Outdoor Furnace Discussion / Lazy...sob ! Lol
« on: March 04, 2018, 09:17:46 PM »
I tied a oil boiler (penscotti) into my aquatherm ...greatest thing I did ...never out of heat when we work late or its cold as a witches  titty on the shady side of a iceberg...now setting the burn times to get the woodcoal going before the oil kicks in was/is a pain in the azz…work in progress!

General Outdoor Furnace Discussion / Tie in a oil boiler to my owf
« on: August 21, 2017, 03:43:16 PM »
I have a shop, then up/out to my  odf shed 60' the from the odf shed 70 ' to the house......? Is can I put just put the oil boiler in the shop a nd tie into those lines with tee's and check valves valves and call it good ....keep the wood stat a bit higher than the oil..I should be good ...huh? 

2, 200sqf boxes for the price of one ..HD miss order ...my gain! , I plan to use it on my HRV line anyway and then the rest of it on the boiler......but with the 2fer 1 deal> I got more that enough !

General Discussion / Woo who ! He's in , smoke'm if u got'em !
« on: January 20, 2017, 02:53:04 PM »
Lol...Barack was steaming the whole speech, Mooshell was livid, Biden was repeating the chant, "watermelon, watermelon, watermelon..." in his head, and Hillary caught Bill drooling over the First Lady. It's been a good day...

General Outdoor Furnace Discussion / Here comes the sun
« on: January 11, 2017, 10:08:43 PM »
Something different for a change, took pic of sunrise (11am) from my shop work bench  last Sunday. It starts out to the far left about 830 am, then runs behind the AK range till it literary Pops up ! Same goes for the sun set. Kinda sloppy as I took them with my 60buck notepad ...lol

General Outdoor Furnace Discussion / Fan shutter stuck open ....DAM
« on: January 10, 2017, 11:42:22 PM »
 Loaded boiler for a 10hr shift at work...fan flap was open on it ALL DAY....took the insulation right off the pipe ! My shed/walk in cooler was so hot inside, it f_ed a lot of stuff up  I lost a pump a AQ stat,40 gallons Afz and my pride....I just spent the last 3 hour cleaning up and getting things running...its 7 below rite now and 30/40 below is due next week ....the little spring the goes between the seanoid and flapper got hung up .....and it looks like it happen rite after we left for work....dam...dammmm.... I'm pissed

General Outdoor Furnace Discussion / Snow fell today ..its a coming folks !
« on: September 28, 2016, 04:38:23 PM »
Ahhh, summers over its boiler time !!  Beers to all !  I like NASCAR so here goes > gentlemen start your boilers !

Natures Comfort / ??? for u NC boiler guys
« on: March 21, 2016, 03:06:10 PM »
I own a AQ275 coal one boiler that I have been modifying...  s I have watched a couple walk thur's on the 175 model ... The inside of your boiler is round like mine , with a 6" chimmy coming out the top ...BUT your pipe comes down inside the stove...how far?? Mine has a 1" flange that is Inside the boiler, ..that I believe should come down 6" or more / the idea being that the heat/smoke will have to do a little work before it can just "shoot" out the HOLE IN THE ROOF.    :).....so how do u feel it works?? Yours has a water jacket around it  mine will not,does it get in the way when tossing in wood?...

I can't keep a fire going...I have been just building a fire when I get home from work /515.  The a-stat is 158/5.... It warms back up ...BUT I really don't lose much all day  …. If I set the a-stat higher the wind ...and all the sun will let my temps get to hot ! ..I have taken to a fire at nite /small then I shut it down all day and only let the pumps underground run ...and no blower either!….….just ramble ' n

Hey ....when u guys get smoke like a train in a old john Wayne movie pouring out ...what did u do …..or what is it  caused by ...u share some info then I'll tell ya what is know...

General Outdoor Furnace Discussion / trying something new!
« on: January 13, 2016, 07:01:26 PM »
I have posted what I have did in the pass but this time I'm going all out  u see the boiler I have ...it has a fan in the back the blows up under the the grate ...and a fan in the door….that adds some air to the burn .....to thin it out /keep it cleaner burning.. I pulled that off an put a plate in there....now I'm working on the ash door below the main door....opposite the fan in the rear ..I'm going to remove the door and replace it with a flat plate and add another/I mean move fan that was on the door to the new ash door..…..! Think forge !...more to come ...think with me well ya !

Leave us alone ,they ain't your guns their mine , if I was a frog I would be thinking the water is getting warm.....

I got the house tied to the shop ...both have the same set up, both slabs are 1200sf shop at 69degs an the house @60 ...so we can hang the VB ,and rock...last winter I burned just a hair over 4cords to keep the shop happy from 4oct to mid April...in the last 22days I have burned 2 cords never split a  piece last year or this , they burn great whole !!! That's from start up to now ...them 1st 4 days bringing the house slab from 28 to mid 60degs  sure ate some wood !!! I'm hoping that is what took most of the wood....other wise I'm going to be in the logging business next spring ! ...like I have said before I burn a mix of wood and coal - and I just started my coal mix last weekend here is what I found  a gallon or two of coal mixed in works great /keeps the fire going to much coal = all your wood gone in a hurry !.... I did try a burn that  went like this I gathered the hot charcoal that was left from  a wood burn and slide it to the back of my boiler than I added coal about 5" deep and 14" wide all the way to my door /so the fire would burn like one of those  black 4th of July snakes or a cheap cigar .. well it worked somewhat …. it lit on the far end but it would not get hot enough to shut the fans off -it just hung at 145 to 150 . test over as I was running of  time and needed the fire going as it is/was 5below outside…...so I added wood and stirred it up ...well it got hot> and burned the wood “quick like”…..like I said above ...my next test will be with more coal ;burning the same way  using…… maybe two 5gal buckets worth of coal end to end ……… that may keep up… but I’m a bit worried if all the coal got going I would be wrecking something/no where for all the heat to go  !  >>> btw  the temp at the boiler... and  the shop and house  "loop" are the same  maybe a deg off on the coldest of dayz

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