Buy Used Saws CCC Ebay Store

Owb heat master vs heatmor

Discussion in 'Our Firewood Forum' started by Homemade, Jul 26, 2018.

  1. Homemade

    Homemade Pinnacle OPE Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2017
    Messages:
    688
    Likes Received:
    1,689
    Trophy Points:
    203
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Well looking at getting a owb. I’ll be starting to build my house next spring and will be heating with an owb. I have three people close to me (two of which I help cut firewood for) all with heatmor stoves. They love them with a passion.

    I was looking at heat master but can’t tell the difference between the g series and gs series. I like the gasification for reduced emissions and higher heating efficiencies. The only other local dealer is the royal brand and I hear no good things about them so I won’t bother.

    What do you guys have and like.
     
    Cat 525 and RI Chevy like this.
  2. Armbru84

    Armbru84 Here For The Long Haul!

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2016
    Messages:
    1,099
    Likes Received:
    5,637
    Trophy Points:
    392
    Location:
    Michigan
    I have a Heatmor unit and have had good luck with it. I don’t know much about other brands though...a buddy has had a Heatmor for 20 years and says he has had great success with it over the years.
     
    Cat 525, RI Chevy and smokey7 like this.
  3. smokey7

    smokey7 Pinnacle OPE Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2016
    Messages:
    1,176
    Likes Received:
    2,663
    Trophy Points:
    275
    Location:
    Detroit
    My dad has and sells aquatherm. Only things i remember about them are stainless burn box and waterjacket. Blower fan and closed loop. We have had ours since 2000ish and other then a couple of aquastats and a couple pumps(from runaways leaving ash tray or door open) its been trouble free. Our unit does a 3500 ft farm house with domestic water the 40x60 pole barn and a 20x20 area in the barn all on about half a semi and pup load of top wood per year. Early and late seasons we run it burning anything that will fit like cherry pits corn cobs pallets bark and woodchips.
     
  4. Viper21

    Viper21 Super OPE Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2016
    Messages:
    93
    Likes Received:
    392
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Virginia
    Recently had a Heatmor installed. I'm currently in the process of building a shed around it. I know plenty of folks just have em out in the open but, I didn't want to load wood on rainy/snowy days out in the weather.

    I read about em for years, & know several people with OWB's of varying brands. I seriously looked at Heatmor, Central Boiler, & Taylor. I went with the 200 series. The firebox is 28" x 36". I've been cutting 18-19" blocks for over a decade, as my indoor stove couldn't take bigger than 20". Gonna be pretty cool to toss 32" logs into the stove :)

    I'll be heating my house, garage, & hot water with my stove.
     
    Hinerman, Cat 525 and RI Chevy like this.
  5. RI Chevy

    RI Chevy DollyKitaStihlvarna Runner

    Joined:
    May 7, 2016
    Messages:
    18,030
    Likes Received:
    42,114
    Trophy Points:
    497
    Location:
    Ocean State
    Any photos of your setup?
     
    Cat 525 likes this.
  6. Homemade

    Homemade Pinnacle OPE Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2017
    Messages:
    688
    Likes Received:
    1,689
    Trophy Points:
    203
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    I just came back from the great lakes logging expo in Oshkosh. I went up there to look at the hearmaster and I liked what I seen. But then the guy had crown royal 7300e there. I automatically discredited the crown stoves mainly because the local dealer is a douche. The biggest differences between the two are:

    crown royal 7 gauge stainless vs 10 gauge with the heatmaster.

    Heatmaster has a circulator pump the move the water in the tank and the crown has more heat exchanger tubes. Both achieve the same fire to water heat transfer just differently.

    Crown royal can clean out ash front and back. Heatmaster is just front.

    Heatmaster has a more finished look in the back, crown royal has exposed rock wool insulation.

    Btw they are both the same price too
     
    Cat 525 and RI Chevy like this.
  7. Viper21

    Viper21 Super OPE Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2016
    Messages:
    93
    Likes Received:
    392
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Virginia
    Just got done backfilling my concrete yesterday...

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    A lot of extra work putting it where I did but, overall... it was the best place for it. Will be super convenient, & down the road, the extra work will be irrelevant.

    Plus, I had to cut a couple nice red oaks that will end up in the stove :)

    [​IMG]

    If the rain gives me a break, I should be able to finish the building this week .... that's what I'm hoping anyways.
     
    Hinerman, Cat 525, Grjfer and 2 others like this.
  8. RI Chevy

    RI Chevy DollyKitaStihlvarna Runner

    Joined:
    May 7, 2016
    Messages:
    18,030
    Likes Received:
    42,114
    Trophy Points:
    497
    Location:
    Ocean State
    Nice job!
     
    Cat 525 and Viper21 like this.
  9. Ronaldo

    Ronaldo Pinnacle OPE Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2016
    Messages:
    542
    Likes Received:
    2,047
    Trophy Points:
    255
    Location:
    Eastern Iowa
    Looks fantastic. You'll be glad you went the extra effort/expense every time you load and for many yrs.

    Sent from my SM-S320VL using Tapatalk
     
    Cat 525, Viper21 and RI Chevy like this.
  10. Viper21

    Viper21 Super OPE Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2016
    Messages:
    93
    Likes Received:
    392
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Virginia
    A lesson I learned many times when I was younger...lol. These days, I try pretty hard to do things once :)
     
    Cat 525, Ronaldo and RI Chevy like this.
  11. woodchipper95

    woodchipper95 Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2016
    Messages:
    77
    Likes Received:
    90
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Perry County, Pa
    I really like the royal crown 7400e. I've been looking into them a lot. I have all the major brands in my area. Haven't heard many bad things about any of the new gasification boilers from any brand. Central Boiler only complaint is the computer is expensive if needing replacement.
     
    Cat 525 and RI Chevy like this.
  12. Homemade

    Homemade Pinnacle OPE Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2017
    Messages:
    688
    Likes Received:
    1,689
    Trophy Points:
    203
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Well I thought I’d give an update. We still haven’t broke ground yet. I decided to decline the owb. The cost was getting out of my league. I found buying a kuuma vapor Fire is more cost effective. I know it’s a big change in wood heating world, but it cost I can’t afford. And this might be something the wife is more comfortable loading when I’m gone.
     
  13. Ryan Browne

    Ryan Browne Pinnacle OPE Member

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2016
    Messages:
    1,666
    Likes Received:
    6,331
    Trophy Points:
    334
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    That's the same reason i went that route. OWB does look nice for many reasons, but the vapor fire has advantages too. I definitely like not having to bundle up to load the furnace. I picked mine up on Thursday, by the way. Got it in place last night and installed all the firebrick, computer and damper box. Just need to screw on the blower cabinet, twist some wires, and get some stovepipe and I can have a test run. Gonna run it for a few hours with no ducts and a fan blowing the air outside before I hook up my plenum. I'm starting to get pretty excited. This Yukon Klondike is ready for retirement.
     
    hseII, old guy, Cat 525 and 2 others like this.
  14. Viper21

    Viper21 Super OPE Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2016
    Messages:
    93
    Likes Received:
    392
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Virginia
    Cool man. What does one of those systems cost..?
     
    RI Chevy and Cat 525 like this.
  15. Homemade

    Homemade Pinnacle OPE Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2017
    Messages:
    688
    Likes Received:
    1,689
    Trophy Points:
    203
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    I was quoted $5400 plus 300 shipped to my door. These number were not from a legit quote. I called up there for a couple questions and he shot from the hip on shipping. I’m building a new house, so installation might be different then adding to an existing house. Ryan just got his install done or should be close. I wonder how much his cost.
     
    Viper21, RI Chevy and Cat 525 like this.
  16. Johnmn

    Johnmn Pinnacle OPE Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2016
    Messages:
    1,770
    Likes Received:
    5,617
    Trophy Points:
    340
    Location:
    Minnesota
    You got a kuuma? There built not too far from me. Hour and a half or so
     
    RI Chevy likes this.
  17. Ryan Browne

    Ryan Browne Pinnacle OPE Member

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2016
    Messages:
    1,666
    Likes Received:
    6,331
    Trophy Points:
    334
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Yessir, had our first fire the day after Christmas. Been running it non-stop since the next day. Compared to our old Yukon Klondike it's much more convenient. I don't miss splitting kindling one bit. It'll have plenty of coals after 10-12 hours to just load it up again. Much better than starting a fire twice a day.
     
    Viper21, hseII and RI Chevy like this.
  18. Johnmn

    Johnmn Pinnacle OPE Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2016
    Messages:
    1,770
    Likes Received:
    5,617
    Trophy Points:
    340
    Location:
    Minnesota
    I'd like to know what you think of it come spring. I have a OWB while I do like it, it does eat the wood! And filling it up at -20 or colder isn't very fun.
    Are you heating your domestic hot water as well?
     
    RI Chevy and Viper21 like this.
  19. Johnmn

    Johnmn Pinnacle OPE Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2016
    Messages:
    1,770
    Likes Received:
    5,617
    Trophy Points:
    340
    Location:
    Minnesota
    @Ryan Browne how's the kuuma in this cold? I'm pretty frustrated with my OWB, all brand new stuff and have burned 10 cord so far! My old house I burned 5-6 with a boiler so I figured it should be close but not so much.
     
    Viper21 and RI Chevy like this.
  20. Viper21

    Viper21 Super OPE Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2016
    Messages:
    93
    Likes Received:
    392
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Virginia
    Wow. Still plenty of winter yet to come...! I figure when it's all said, & done, I'll have burned close to 12 cord for the winter. That's firing up in October, & shutting her down first part of May, or 7 Months.
     
    RI Chevy likes this.
Loading...

Share This Page

Loading...
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice