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  1. NorthcentralYooper

    NorthcentralYooper Super OPE Member

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    I have a older U.S stove hot blast 1400 but it's seen better days .. I just ordered a Shelter 2626 wood furnace. This looks great quality and made in the U.S ae company makes the firechief brand.
     
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    I have a OWB Central boiler 6048 that I've been really happy with.
     
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    I've heard good things about central boiler , lots of them up here .
     
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    I have a Heatmor unit and it has been great. My buddy has a Classic but the quality of work on the Heatmor is a lot better. Good pump setup and ash removal.
     
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    Heard good things about heatmor as well.
     
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    Used a Woodmaster 434 for 11 years sold it to my neighbor and replaced 3 years ago it with a Woodmaster 3300. Neighbor is still using 434 with no problems yet. 3300 has been trouble free, after I installed a high temp filter.
     
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    What was the high temp filter for? I have a 3300 woodmaster as well. I wish it had a better ash removal. My cousin has the 4400 with the ash auger.



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    Removes scale, rust and anything else that gets into your water. Keeps your pump and heat exchange from clogging up. Easy to install and easy to clean.
     
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    I have second thought about that ash auger. You should see the bottom of your fire drum at least once a week. People leave too much ash in bottom of stove and that's where problems start. Moisture and ash will destroy steel fast.
     
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    Where do you install the filter and what kind do you have? I would probably benefit from one!


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    Rusco Hot water spin down filter system. You can buy them direct from Rusco or Fresh water systems.com. Woodmaster sells them also, price is higher for same filter. Woodmaster will send you all fittings you need, if you want, or go to plumbing supply company and purchase them. You will need a band clamp tool also for pex or use compression fittings. I would not use compression fittings, after years of use, they start leaking. Can install filter anywhere that is convent in a line, I put mine before heat ex-changer. Put shut off valves on both sides of filter and you can turn off pump, close valves and clean filter without losing much water. If you installed your system, this a simple job.
     
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    Thanks for the info. I installed most all of my system. My brother in-law installed my hot water heater bypass system. I knew what I wanted he just ended up doing the work. Will have to look at the filter to figure out best place for it in my system.


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    I have a Hardy H2, burns 365 days a year heating DHW. Has a water to air heat exchanger for the winter. I have always been happy with Hardy's.


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    20141126_205309.jpg PSG Caddy, had it about 5 seasons now and couldn't be happier with it.
     
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    I'm running an eko 25 gasification boiler. No storage and it's been doing great for 3 years. I made a protector plate out of stainless for over the nozzle to try and prevent it from wearing. My house is a little under 2000 Sq feet and it heats it no problem.
     
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    I don't run storage either and I have no complaints, granted I live in a much milder climate than a lot of folks on here. My boiler is a pre EPA non-gasser. It does a great job so long as you keep it fed. Not for the faint of heart!


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    It can get pretty cold at times up here. It's amazing how this thing can maintain the water temp when it's -20 outside and the pumps running nonstop. My house is old with very little I sulation. But it keeps up with the demand. I have a video of it running I'll try and post.
     
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    I wonder how effective it would be (building a Steel building house new) to weave a glycol loop throughout the floor for radiant heating throughout the house (ranch style) and power it with an OWB, while using the second loop/system to heat the potable water as a backup to the main elec or gas unit? It seems like you'd have a lot more even heat coming from the ground up, where you really need it, as opposed to all being near the ceiling. I may have to figure out what the calculation(s) would be to determine what the output demand would be.
     
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    It would be very effective.


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