I'm interested in having a hand fed boiler at some point in the future. I enjoy my hand fed furnace so much that I would like a boiler to run year round for DHW, heating my hot tub and possibly using the swimming pool for a heat dump in the summer so the heat wouldn't go to waste.. Also, it seems that a hand fed is simpler with less moving parts and I enjoy tending to it. Will they operate in a power outage situation at all with just gravity circulation?? It would be installed in my basement.
I was hoping my fellow hand fed boiler operators would chime in with pictures and what they most admire about their unit. Please feel free with any advise to help with installation and operation. I considered starting a new thread for this idea but thought this request would be a great addition to this one