Outside Wood Fired Boilers
Page 2: Why our boiler?
This is an easy one. Our boiler/furnace evolves from the first one made in the early 80"s. The design is a copy from boilers made in the 1800's. They knew how to make them very efficient even then. They are even better now.
We have a electric fan induced combustion blower that forces the air into the bottom of the boiler/furnace where the ashes go. The air at that time completes the combustion of the ashes. The air is then heated and it then goes up through the grates where it burns the wood. Forced air combustion is more efficient because it burns free oxygen creating a much hotter fire.
Why is this important? The ash pan is a very important part of the construction of the boiler/furnace. I repeat, this is a very important part of our stove's construction. When the oxygen in blown into the ash compartment, it totally finishes burning all of the wood and charcoal pieces that fall through the grates. Oxygen also is burned. This is free heat that only works when it is super heated with the ashes. The oxygen then goes up and into the combustion process with the wood in the firebox. Then it enters the burning process and actually helps speed up the burning instead of cooling down the smoke in the firebox. This is a major problem with other furnaces that inject cold air from top down. It cools the smoke and makes creosote that sticks on the inside of the furnace and the chimney. Some furnace manufactures actually have a small eves trough type of a containment system to collect this creosote. This can add up to several buckets by the end of heating season. You cannot imagine what a mess this makes. I say you do not want this at any cost. Learning how to burn wood has a lot to do with this problem and having a furnace with a large enough water capacity so that it can burn at its potential is a serious consideration with this problem. You should burn small fires with dry wood and you should get longer burns. (Here’s a tip - smaller round wood burns hotter and longer than split wood.) You should throw in round wood as long and big around as you can. One of my customers made a gurney on wheels with an extension so he could put the wood on and roll it into the boiler/furnace. He then pulled a lever and rolled the wood off the extension. Way easier on his back, fingers and arms.
The ash pan is of great importance in the burning of wood. It is the final place where the pyrolytic action takes place. The ashes are further condensed to almost pure mineral form . Our ashes will condense to almost 2 to 1. Compare that to almost every other outside boiler built today. That is a very important fact. Our ash build-up is a fraction of our competitors!
These boilers/furnaces are made in the USA and have been in production for over 20 years. A fact I considered when deciding to promote them to my wood burning customers. I have been delivering fire wood for 25 years and have seen every kind of boiler/furnace you can imagine. This boiler is the best one I have seen anywhere. I discovered it right here in Reed City, MI. A good friend of mine has had one for over 8 years and absolutely loves it. After comparing his wood usage to others and seeing the way it burns, how the double bypass system for getting all the heat from the exhaust I truly believe this is the best boiler/furnace on the market for the money.
To make a good business decision on purchasing you should come and see what this boiler/furnace is made of . We will show you all the options available. From the small model for mobile homes to the monster with the 4 ft door that burns pallets. Holds 1000 gallons of water and can heat a factory. If you are paying to get rid of pallets and have a need for any heat and hot water, here is an answer. Your pallets can heat your factory.
This boiler/furnace is so adaptable to any existing furnace. If you have hot air, we install a heat exchanger directly in the plenum of your furnace. It simply turns on the circulating pump and hot water comes from the boiler/furnace and goes through the exchanger. If the boiler/furnace is out of wood and has cooled down. The furnace then turns on its original heating device and works as normal. It doesn’t know the difference.
If you have hot water baseboard heat. A natural. We simply “T” into the line and hook up to it. It is really that simple.
Adding heat to your garage can be done with either baseboard hot water heat or an overhead heat exchanger with a blower on it. You can almost instantly have a warm garage.
Do you have a hot tub? No problem. Do you want a heated pool? No problem. We simply add a large coil of copper inside the boiler/furnace for that application and your circulating pump from the pool sends water through the boiler.
When this furnace is delivered, it is plumbed, wired and ready to be filled with water. All you need is heat exchange for your furnace, bury the pipes, electric supply and a thermostat connection.
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