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Old January 12th, 2013, 05:50 PM   #61
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I had a few warranty issued myself with mine. When I was sold the burner the owner of the company hand delivered it on a Sunday. I paid cash. He told me 30 year warranty on everything. I called a year later because my pump kept kicking on and off. They said the warranty was on everything but electronics. So last spring I called again. I had a latch that holds my ash pan break. And then they told me the 30 year warranty was only on the fire box.. Kinda crappy.
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Old January 12th, 2013, 05:52 PM   #62
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I am running the 5036. Installed it in 2006. I did most of the installation myself. I went with baseboard radiators instead of tying into my propane furnace. I love the baseboard heat as it keeps a more even heat in the house, not the ups and downs of the central system, no blower motor sound to put up with in the manufactured home.

I am out in the open so when it down below 0 Deg.'s and the wind is blowing hard some times the baseboard system can't keep up and my propane heat kicks on. This only happens maybe once or twice a year. I might not have put in enough radiators also, so that could be a cause of it not keeping up. Also with all the pex tubing and 1 6 foot radiator in the crawl space it stays really warm down there.

I buy my wood by the truck load, 20 full cord of all Oak for $1900. Lasts me about 2 years burning all year, just to heat my hot water in the summer. I have found that cutting the wood to about 18 inches and just loading the front half of the fire box is more efficient. I can load it at about 5 PM and only have to put a couple of logs on it in the morning about 10 AM to get through the day, then repeat.

Best investment I ever made. I was spending about $2400-$3000 a year on propane when it was $1.40 a gallon.

The only thing I can say about Central Boiler is that they are very picky about the 25 Year warranty. I have heard of them denying claims for burning wet wood and trash in the boiler.
So you get 80 face for 1900$?
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My uncial has a wood master, not sure in size but its bigger than mine. He had a 3200 sq ft house he was heating. He moved to a 1400 sq ft house that is heavily insulated. He told me that 28hrs is the shortest burn he has had all winter so far. That's awesome!
thats awesome, ask your uncle if he wants to buy my cummings diesel truck that gets 40 mpg while towing 30,000lbs at 80 down the hwy!
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thats awesome, ask your uncle if he wants to buy my cummings diesel truck that gets 40 mpg while towing 30,000lbs at 80 down the hwy!
Why does everyone on this site get so butt hurt when someone else has something that works well?
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its not about getting butthurt its more about sniffing out BS...I know more than a dozen people with OWBers and none of them get a 28+ burn time without stuffing it to the max, and even then it would be a stretch. Having said that you end up using way more wood to achive those times than filling a few times over the course of the day. Some people think their burner is magic and can some how defeat the laws of thermodynamics.
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its not about getting butthurt its more about sniffing out BS...I know more than a dozen people with OWBers and none of them get a 28+ burn time without stuffing it to the max, and even then it would be a stretch. Having said that you end up using way more wood to achive those times than filling a few times over the course of the day. Some people think their burner is magic and can some how defeat the laws of thermodynamics.
Sorry I forgot you are the shit and know everything. When you have a huge burner and a small house it's very possible.
He has no reason to lie to me and I have none to lie to you. In the spring and fall I get 3 day burns out of mine and 5 days in the Summer when I'm only heating water.
Sorry you have to fill yours 4 times a day. I don't. And I don't know any one else who does.
Every set up is deferent, just like a car. Some get 20 mpg and some get 40..

If you'd like to come fill it for him I don't think he will have any objections, just to satisfy your negativity.
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So you get 80 face for 1900$?
If there are 4 face cord per full cord then yes. When he delivers it he brings it on a semi with a trailer attached loaded with 8 foot long logs. When it is stacked in my yard the pile is about 60 feet long and higher then I can reach tapered at both ends.


EDIT: If I am not mistaken a full cord is 4'X'4X8' and a face cord is 4'X8'X16" which would make it 3 face cord per full cord.

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Does any one have a good link on how to wire the second thermostat. I have a two stage furnace if that matters.


I thought i would be sneaky and run it for the first time today by just turning the heat down and setting the fan to run all the time. I just came home to a 87 degree home.
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Does any one have a good link on how to wire the second thermostat. I have a two stage furnace if that matters.


I thought i would be sneaky and run it for the first time today by just turning the heat down and setting the fan to run all the time. I just came home to a 87 degree home.
its very easy KC... on the t-stat you are using for the boiler, run the wires for heat to the AC side of the t-stat for the house(the AC side must have the wires runing to the furnace and those have to be in place). I assume you still have the AC wires runing to your furnace. The only thing the AC side does is turn on/off the fan and that is what you are looking for. Have both t-stats set for heat. The house set on 60* hold and whatever temp you want on the burner. If this still doesn't make since, come over later and I'll show you how.
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Does any one have a good link on how to wire the second thermostat. I have a two stage furnace if that matters.


I thought i would be sneaky and run it for the first time today by just turning the heat down and setting the fan to run all the time. I just came home to a 87 degree home.
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Does any one have a good link on how to wire the second thermostat. I have a two stage furnace if that matters.


I thought i would be sneaky and run it for the first time today by just turning the heat down and setting the fan to run all the time. I just came home to a 87 degree home.
On the central boiler website, under furnace installation, there is a schematic.
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This place is a good resource:

http://outdoorwoodfurnaceinfo.com/forum/index.php

I've had a Portage and Main running for 3 years.

Great stove with no issues.

I like the forced draft and easy to empty ash pan.

Maybe we need to start a new thread on firewood equipment?
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I have a Hawken energy wood its a great stove maid in mi.

I have had it for 7yrs no problems
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This place is a good resource:

http://outdoorwoodfurnaceinfo.com/forum/index.php

I've had a Portage and Main running for 3 years.

Great stove with no issues.

I like the forced draft and easy to empty ash pan.

Maybe we need to start a new thread on firewood equipment?
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its not about getting butthurt its more about sniffing out BS...I know more than a dozen people with OWBers and none of them get a 28+ burn time without stuffing it to the max, and even then it would be a stretch. Having said that you end up using way more wood to achive those times than filling a few times over the course of the day. Some people think their burner is magic and can some how defeat the laws of thermodynamics.

I filled mine 3/4 the way with jack pine yesterday at 9 am. It still had wood in in at 11 am today, and would not have needed wood for another 5 hours or so. Of course, it was 55 degrees all day and all night
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On the central boiler website, under furnace installation, there is a schematic.
Thanks that was a easy diagram to follow. Up and running now.
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what temp do you guys set your water too?

i have mine at 150 currently with a 6 degree differential.
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165-155..10* differential
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