Is there a difference in the hopper capacity between the Hyfire and the Anthraking? Larger ash tub?
coalnewbie wrote: Sorry hydronics boys, with copper at $4 a pound I am not listening, this is the one for me. Of course, a real bitchen winter has the habit of changing a lot of our views on a lot of things. - we will see. Spring could come and see me wimpering back to the board for guidance on the installation of a hydronic system. I'm installed and ready to go - so let's bring it on, just not yet a while - summer at last is fun.
I think you will stay warm with this beast of a furnace, but since you opened the door about hydronics...just how much pipe do you think is required to add on a second boiler? Everyone's home layout is different, but I spent about $300 on copper, fittings, ball valves, etc. If I had the patience to thread black iron it would have been less. Not one leak, no filters, no dust blown around, and lots of hot water. My method is just one out of many possibilities, but it works great for me.