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Postby drifter7 » October 13th, 2008, 6:50 am

...your houses?

I have propane in a 100 year old house. Pre-buy for propane this year was at $2.299. Last year I used 1691 gallons, 300 of that in my shop. So that would be almost $3200 just to heat my house this year, plus $700 for the shop.

Well thanks to mother nature throwing hail stones at my house, we got new siding. Ee decided to side the whole house. I used foil backed fan foam and polar wall vinyl siding, which is foam backed. Plus I wrapped all the windows and facia in Aluminum. Looks great and with the window treatment, I should cut my heating by about 40%. The siding company guarantees 30% or they will pay 1 months heating bill.

I also invested in one of [url=http://www.heatmor.com/residential3.html]these[/url] which should bring my propane usage down to about 300 gallons a year.

Now I gotta buy a bigger chainsaw.
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Postby RIGGS1 » October 13th, 2008, 6:54 am

gas


I'd still like to add the pellet stove but now even that is becoming unaffordable compared to a couple years ago.
Brother inlaw was telling me about a wood stove that you add to your furnace; uses the same duct work etc...
I grew up w/ a wood burner (Buck stove) and hope to hell I never see one again in my lifetime.
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Postby RIGGS1 » October 13th, 2008, 6:56 am

really don't matter this year, ain't gonna get any snow or cold 'til March
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Postby drifter7 » October 13th, 2008, 6:59 am

[quote=RIGGS1]gas


I'd still like to add the pellet stove but now even that is becoming unaffordable compared to a couple years ago.
Brother inlaw was telling me about a wood stove that you add to your furnace; uses the same duct work etc...
I grew up w/ a wood burner (Buck stove) and hope to hell I never see one again in my lifetime.[/quote]

That is what this one does Riggs. You install a plenum in your furnace, and it runs hot water from the wood stove boiler through the furnace. You still have propane for backup.

I paid $6500 for the stove, plus $1200 for the install kit. The stove should pay for itself in 3 years, included the added expense of cutting wood.
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Postby Icehole » October 13th, 2008, 7:00 am

our gas comes underground thru da woods in a plastic pipe dat was easily accidently cut wit a shovel...den I put in a pressure relief line offa it to da shop cause it seemed ta be alot comin out fer such a small tube....always thinkin safety
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Postby carrottop » October 13th, 2008, 7:02 am

propane

Dift if you bought an outside wood boiler shouldn't you beable to heat your house with just that?

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Postby BadCompany » October 13th, 2008, 7:03 am

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Postby RIGGS1 » October 13th, 2008, 7:04 am

I kinda do the same thing Ice, only I pipe in off my neighbors line cause he always brags about how well his house is insulated, so I figure that should even things out a bit.






I hate the word plenum for some reason.
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Postby RIGGS1 » October 13th, 2008, 7:07 am

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Postby drifter7 » October 13th, 2008, 7:12 am

[quote=carrottop]propane

Dift if you bought an outside wood boiler shouldn't you beable to heat your house with just that?

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Yeah, but I still heat the shop with propane, and in the summer my water heater will need some gas.
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