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Old January 15th, 2013, 01:01 PM   #81
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im wondering if i should bump mine up, Mine smokes a bit more then i would like. Im thinking a bit hotter fire and some dryer wood would make a big difference.
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Old January 15th, 2013, 01:11 PM   #82
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175 / 183 degrees. Keep the water temperature over 160, and there will be less oxygen in the water. Not as much corrosion can occur that way.
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im wondering if i should bump mine up, Mine smokes a bit more then i would like. Im thinking a bit hotter fire and some dryer wood would make a big difference.
Is it brand new?

They coated mine in oil for storage before sale. It took a week or two to burn it all off,
Dry wood will help.
They all smoke. I don't think temp really changes anything with smoke. Your fire will always burn at the same temp
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Is it brand new?

They coated mine in oil for storage before sale. It took a week or two to burn it all off,
Dry wood will help.
They all smoke. I don't think temp really changes anything with smoke. Your fire will always burn at the same temp
i built it. i will get some pics up later of how it turned
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Old January 15th, 2013, 02:41 PM   #85
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Is it brand new?

They coated mine in oil for storage before sale. It took a week or two to burn it all off,
Dry wood will help.
They all smoke. I don't think temp really changes anything with smoke. Your fire will always burn at the same temp
mine only smokes on start up and shut down, no smoke when its running
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Old January 15th, 2013, 06:38 PM   #86
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Mine smokes like a 17 year old driving a cummins with stacked stacks and tow mirrors out!
But I burn wet wood. Most of it cut in oct and a lot is pine.
When I burn dry seasons wood it does not smoke as much.
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I can get 24 hour burn times too...except you burn a shit ton more wood that way, the more you load the less wood you use. A boiler unlike a BBQ likes fire not coals...you over load that stove and you end up with a massive pile of coals, which will not keep up with demand as well as fire
I agree, you will burn more wood but even the most efficient gasification boilers with or without mass storage burn a fair amount of wood. That being said I think my brother burns roughly 10-12 full cords per year. If you get the right balance I believe longer burn times with less wood are achievable.
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Mine smokes like a 17 year old driving a cummins with stacked stacks and tow mirrors out!
But I burn wet wood. Most of it cut in oct and a lot is pine.
When I burn dry seasons wood it does not smoke as much.
There are now instances where some townships and residential zones are banning outdoor wood boilers due to excessive smoke and poor air quality. Seasoned wood produces more btu's than green wood anyways, so burning clean benefits you, and gives the neighbors less to complain about.
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There are now instances where some townships and residential zones are banning outdoor wood boilers due to excessive smoke and poor air quality. Seasoned wood produces more btu's than green wood anyways, so burning clean benefits you, and gives the neighbors less to complain about.
I have no neighbors, I live in the sticks.
And If I could ever get ahead and have a year in advance of wood, I'd love that. But I take what I can find free. So I get it when it's given to me. Hopefully I can get ahead this year. :/
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I have no neighbors, I live in the sticks.
And If I could ever get ahead and have a year in advance of wood, I'd love that. But I take what I can find free. So I get it when it's given to me. Hopefully I can get ahead this year. :/
I'm in the same boat. I have a decent quantity cut and stacked, but most of it it won't be ready to burn until next year.
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what temp do you guys set your water too?

i have mine at 150 currently with a 6 degree differential.
I have mine set at 180. Vent opens at that temp and closes at 190.
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Old January 16th, 2013, 12:37 PM   #92
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I did a quick 3d design concept of the woodshed I want to build. It will be 8 x 12 inside storage. You can build a portable shed, without a permit, if its 100 sq.ft or under. I think it will hold about 8 cord combined with the lean-to.

Need input from the experts.



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Looks good. I definitely like the no permit part. I would make the door swing out to maximize your space.

I am planning on a 12' lean to down the entire length of my 40' barn. Should give me lots of wood storage space. I'm probably going to have to get a permit due to nosey neighbors though.
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Ordered the 5036 today! Central Boiler is offering their spring rebates now.
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Next year at this time, you will be saying that this is the best thing you ever bought. And you have an excuse to get into hotrod chainsaws.
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Old March 15th, 2013, 05:23 PM   #98
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I missed this thread. I have had a CB 6048 since 2007. So far my wood has been "free". I heat my house (forced air furnace), domestic hot water and 32x40x10 pole barn. I actually had green popular last year and it burned better than seasoned oak and maple. Go figure! , it was smooth bark(higher up trunk) and un split. I'm hooking up pole barn for domestic hot water soon.
Burner has almost paid for itself, just based on propane savings for house and domestic hot water. Heated pole barn is an extra that I'd never have had with out boiler. I keep it 49-50 kick it up when I'm out there working.
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Old March 15th, 2013, 05:35 PM   #99
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Ordered the 5036 today! Central Boiler is offering their spring rebates now.
So what does one cost now? I paid $3500 in 2000 for mine.
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Also I only "load" mine about every 12 hours. Only a couple of times has it drop below 150. Never had to restart a fire, after learning the first winter:).
My 6048 was about 10,000 installed with domestic hot water and with 50 foot of water line that was about $12 a foot.
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