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E Yoder

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Bought by CB?
« on: January 13, 2020, 05:23:08 AM »

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/central-boiler-acquires-woodmaster-300984045.html

I'm surprised this has happened. Interesting to me because I was at one of their first dealer meetings as a kid in the late 90's. Central Boiler was competitor #1 for sure.
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Re: Bought by CB?
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2020, 06:17:55 AM »

I am seeing the rights/patents to a EPA approved furnace being bought here.  hmmm.
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« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2020, 06:32:44 AM »

I am seeing the rights/patents to a EPA approved furnace being bought here.  hmmm.

I was wondering the same thing. They really didnt need another conventional boiler and already have a dealer network.
There was some buzz around Woodmasters Cleanfire when first released but nothing since. Hopefully CB can take it to the next level. Nice to have other options developed then the standard downdraft gasifiers.
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Re: Bought by CB?
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2020, 07:03:40 AM »

If Central takes that unit to the next level, they will give the whole industry a run for their money, I always liked the whole idea of a completely dry firebox.
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Re: Bought by CB?
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2020, 10:59:49 AM »

I wish there was more info out there, it appears to use a catalyst. A pressurized low water volume catalytic boiler with a dry firebox would really be awesome if it worked well.
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Re: Bought by CB?
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2020, 11:29:12 AM »

Im certainly not a fan of any catalyst but the dry firebox is a totally new and interesting concept, only time will tell.
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Re: Bought by CB?
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2020, 12:33:39 PM »

How wood it heat the water to bring it into the house?
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Re: Bought by CB?
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2020, 01:35:20 PM »

From what I saw it has a smaller tank around the flue pipes.
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Re: Bought by CB?
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2020, 01:36:34 PM »

Has anyone seen one run? I haven't seen any installed locally, just the old style woodmaster units.
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Re: Bought by CB?
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2020, 02:35:11 PM »

When I went to the factory a couple years ago, they were running it but were still working through the bugs of the catalyst.
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Re: Bought by CB?
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2020, 04:56:52 PM »

Im certainly not a fan of any catalyst but the dry firebox is a totally new and interesting concept, only time will tell.

Heiss Heater?? Had/has models that were technically dry fire boxes, cast refractory cement with tubing thru the cement to transfer heat to the water. I thought they were definitely thinking outside the box, but being an outdoor unit get a few hairline cracks and have moisture collect in em and it could get ugly eventually. 
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