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KevinSantelik

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Started the Wood Boiler
« on: October 26, 2017, 07:04:55 AM »

I wanted to thank everyone for this wonderful forum. 

I purchased a Ridgewood 6000 2 years ago, and started it up last weekend 10/21/17.
I took me a little over a year of planning everything, from plumbing design, pump selection, boiler piping, shed design 16' x 24' etc.

This is the first time that I don't mind when my wife turns up the theromstat,  used to be set at 62 at night and 65 during the day, now I have it set for 70 at night and 72 during the day.  My garage has radiant piping that I plumbed in with the system and that is set at a very comfortable 68/65 degrees. 

Again thank you to everyone who contributes to this forum.
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Re: Started the Wood Boiler
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2017, 07:36:25 PM »

Glad you're here. Keep on posting!
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Re: Started the Wood Boiler
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2017, 11:47:20 AM »

I just want to echo what Kevin said In that our knowledge for boilers is needed more and more each day. Thanks to most on here we receive that without hesitation. I burned wood in a king stove fo years but I felt like II know nothing 3 years ago when I installed this boiler. There are times I know when you all feel your answering the same questions over and over but most of the time the situation is brand new to us and there are numerous folks out there who just want to know more about these great peices of equipment that save us tons money. Again thanks.
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Re: Started the Wood Boiler
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2017, 08:19:21 PM »

I think you never stop learning, this is going to be my 8 or 9 season ( I burn year round ) and I still learning and doing different things . To all you beginners it's a learning curve you do what's best for you. You gather all the information here and you use it for what works for you
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Re: Started the Wood Boiler
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2017, 08:57:30 PM »

Good point FireBoss!!
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Re: Started the Wood Boiler
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2017, 01:24:40 PM »

There are definatly lifesavers on the board.  I am in my fourth year, and had a couple boil over surprises.

Had quick replies, and got solutions to the cause.  There are good people here.

Kindred spirits when we are all feeling smug in our warm homes on a sub zero night.

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Re: Started the Wood Boiler
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2017, 04:08:22 PM »

Yup, I read for years on this and other forums as I was getting into installing OWB's. Very valuable resource. Thanks to those who have been on here for years.
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Re: Started the Wood Boiler
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2017, 06:27:07 AM »

It is a really great place!  Iíve had my OWB going since November 2nd.  Also wanna say thanks to Marty for all his hard work!
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Re: Started the Wood Boiler
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2017, 07:22:16 AM »

Fired ours up this past Monday. Temps  are still mild here in Tennessee, good to get it going before it gets real cold.

We also have a Ridgewood, this is our fourth season
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Re: Started the Wood Boiler
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2017, 06:58:26 AM »

You fellas just firing up in the last week or so are lucky SOBs!  I've been running for 2 months already!
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