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Postby SALTALAREV » February 11th, 2007, 9:35 am

I have one and man it goes through alot of wood on cold nights. Anyone else have one? I feel like it works very well whan the temps are above 40* but once it dips below freezing this thing is like an incinerator. My back is killing me and I often find myself wondering if it is really worth saving the extra $1000 per year in fuel
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Postby RIGGS1 » February 11th, 2007, 9:59 am

I don't have one but they as common as water up in Mercer.
From what I'm told an old 16" bias-ply go's a looong way.
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Postby SALTALAREV » February 11th, 2007, 10:06 am

LOL.... mine goes through wood in a real hurry at night with 3* temps. I can fill it with 3" logs 10" in diamater. It has a huge firebox and now I know why they put such a large box on this thing. Saves money but lots of work
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Postby Long time cat man » February 11th, 2007, 10:35 am

Been there, done that! Funk dat! Pay for natural gas now.
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Postby SALTALAREV » February 11th, 2007, 10:59 am

LTCM, I have a 500gallon tank of propane sitting outside that may be put to use once this cold weather breaks. I like the wood boiler but I feel chained to it every day I am off from work honestly
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Postby yoopr » February 11th, 2007, 11:12 am

My buddy in Channing sells Central Boiler it is the highest rated outside Wood Boiler there is with the very best materials.
VERY good with the wood PLUS, I don't know if you know this, but you have a days worth of head when you're down to coals and you're not supposed to keep feeding wood into it like a typical wood stove.
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Postby Long time cat man » February 11th, 2007, 11:15 am

I had an air tight wood burner in our old house when I was still working. Used it as our sole heating source for 7 yrs. Load that sucker in the morning before going to work, load it again after getting home from work, and load it again before going to bed at nite. Separated the hot coals from the ash when it needed cleaning and hauled the ashes outside in a fireproof bucket about every 2 weeks. The wife finally got tired of the messy ashes, and I got tired of spending my weekends cutting wood on federal land. Now everyone is buying corn burners around here because corn was cheap and plentiful. But once again, they just doubled the price of corn per ton, and now I'am beginning to see the burners for sale in the paper. The oil companies have us by thee ass. Now eveyone bend over and enjoy it!
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Postby arcticcat1224 » February 11th, 2007, 11:17 am

One of my Uncles friends has one,
He can put everything from a 6 ft wet log in it to wood chips.

Burns like a son of a gun and neaver stops.
He loves it.
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Postby Bar It! » February 11th, 2007, 11:53 am

Have friends who use 'em. They all say there is a "learning curve" to running them efficiently. Once past that, they said they all love 'em.
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Postby RIGGS1 » February 11th, 2007, 12:50 pm

I'm telling ya, a few old tires and a splash of diesel goes a loooong way.


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