Ode to a Poco and hydronics

Ode to a Poco and hydronics

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Tue Nov 23, 2010 8:05 pm

I am full of admiration for the incredible hydronics set ups I see on this board. Second hand boilers may need boiler, base, covers, rebuilt blower and pot assembly, new bushings, tubes, augers, gaskets, coil, motor, timer, aquastat, pumps etc. Rust is setting up from day one setting up between the copper and iron due to a potential difference. The cost and complexity ahhh - all this is great but not for me. So I thought I would describe my Poco set up for you so you can be in awe of my technical prowess.

Stick stove on concrete garage floor (used to be a garage not now and no flammables - I am untrained but not stupid), take two pieces of el cheapo Lowes pipe in hole at top. Insert baro and two more cheap pieces of pipe. Saw hole in wall and insert powervent. Take coaltrol controller and a bit of cat 5e cable and stick on wall. Plug in stuff, you know really hard like yellow to yellow. Shove in coal in big hole in the top. Shove in mouse and light with a handful of coal. Cook frozen pizza and grab some cold ones. KIck cat off dirty old chair in front of stove and enjoy, well that part is a lie, cat gets good chair I get the crappy one. LOVE this stuff. Waiting for the wind to start howling. Can you tell I am not an engineer????
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 110K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93, Jotul 507
Baseburners & Antiques: Red Cross Invader 2
Coal Size/Type: Rice, Chestnut
Other Heating: Heating Oil CH, Toyotomi OM 22

Re: Ode to a Poco and hydronics

PostBy: tsb On: Tue Nov 23, 2010 8:20 pm

Send pictures of cat and beer.
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Re: Ode to a Poco and hydronics

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Tue Nov 23, 2010 11:40 pm

Forget the cat, beer only.
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Re: Ode to a Poco and hydronics

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Wed Nov 24, 2010 8:18 am

Wood'nCoal wrote:Forget the cat, beer only.



Hell with pics ,send me the beer ! :D
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Re: Ode to a Poco and hydronics

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:58 am

It gets better.

You see the idea of getting all rooms exactly at 70C is overrated. My upstairs bedrooms are about 55F in the real cold, maybe even cooler. However, I got Swiss Duvettes (comforter) on Overstock REAL cheap (goose down, fill 700 -ahh) and now understand why Central and Northern Europe design houses so that the bedroom are 55F. Getting up for a night time leak can be a little challenging. I even sleep with the window open a crack as my wife is a fresh air fanatic. Tightly sealed houses are a health hazard par none - trust me or google it if you don't believe me. Oh, I still have my oil fired CH if all else fails but I only turn it on if hell really does freeze over. It gets better. Come spring I unhook the stoves, take out the powervent, clean everything up and shove it in the corner and slam a piece of cheap plywood in the hole, seal edges with chewing gum (whatdoya mean caulk it), you chew the gum and reuse - no humidity problems, no rust and now the heating system takes no space. Now what did I do with the space well I found http://www.byo.com and bought a couple of units and turned it into a bar. The beer is very cheap to make and let me tell you guys it is very, very good! Funny, my neighbors suddenly became life long friends and I got invited to more BBQs (free food) - I suppose I should start charging.

Following my fine example you too can become a useless, degenerate drunk - it's not that hard.

LOVE this stuff.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 110K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93, Jotul 507
Baseburners & Antiques: Red Cross Invader 2
Coal Size/Type: Rice, Chestnut
Other Heating: Heating Oil CH, Toyotomi OM 22

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