Crown Royal outdoor wood burner ODW RS7400 Stainless Steel

Crown Royal outdoor wood burner ODW RS7400 Stainless Steel

PostBy: millson On: Thu May 24, 2012 8:00 am

I have had a Crown Royal Stainless steel ODW outdoor wood burner for four years now. It has started to leak along the welds in the ash bin area of the burner. Does anyone else have this same type of burner and a similar problem with the welds. The rest of the welds on the water jacket look like they are rusting from the outside too. The company now known as GTM GreenTech Manufacturing Inc was known as Northland Distributing & Manufacturing Inc. when I bought the stove will not honor the warranty because a water sample was not sent in every year. My research has shown that my unit was actually made in Canada and shipped to them in Minnesota. Is it possible that who ever made the stove for them in Canada used the wrong weld wire when putting the stainless together? :mad:
millson
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Crown Royal
Stove/Furnace Model: RS7400 Stainless Steel

Re: Crown Royal outdoor wood burner ODW RS7400 Stainless Steel

PostBy: Dennis On: Thu May 24, 2012 8:09 am

Did you send them a current water sample when the problem started. Although you broke the warranty conditions, maybe call the BBB. If no luck, start looking for a certified welder
Dennis
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: AHS/WOC55-multi-fuel/wood,oil,coal
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/stove size

Re: Crown Royal outdoor wood burner ODW RS7400 Stainless Steel

PostBy: Rob R. On: Thu May 24, 2012 8:21 am

I know three people who have had outdoor wood boilers rust out in 5 years or less. I hate to tell you this, but you are on your own with this. Water quality is critical, and if you don't use the recommended additives every season the boiler will rot out in short order.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy


Re: Crown Royal outdoor wood burner ODW RS7400 Stainless Steel

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Thu May 24, 2012 9:11 am

Well Rob, it seems like we have a case of dissimilar metals with a potential difference setting up corrosion. In this case less than 5 years. Of course, all hydronic systems have this potential problem and all that remains to be discussed is time to failure. I have an idea, how about replacing the water with something that has a very low conductivity --- er like say air - I know I will patent the idea. Wait a minute have I not reinvented the stoker or an old fashioned coal fire.

Love KISS. I couldn't get the bank loans anyway.

Duck.....incoming. ;)
coalnewbie
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 180K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
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Baseburners & Antiques: Invader 2 Wings Best, Glenwood #8 + Herald 116x
Coal Size/Type: Rice, Chestnut
Other Heating: Heating Oil CH, Toyotomi OM 22

Re: Crown Royal outdoor wood burner ODW RS7400 Stainless Steel

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu May 24, 2012 9:22 am

Crown Royal?!?! ALL RIGHT!!
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SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: Crown Royal outdoor wood burner ODW RS7400 Stainless Steel

PostBy: Rob R. On: Thu May 24, 2012 9:26 am

Simon, I know you love to jab me about all the potential issues with hydronics...but comparing a non-pressurized outdoor wood boiler to a ASME approved pressure vessel is like comparing a barrel stove to your Anthraking.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Crown Royal outdoor wood burner ODW RS7400 Stainless Steel

PostBy: whistlenut On: Thu May 24, 2012 6:35 pm

Smitty has the "Correct Model' of Crown Royal. The 'KISS Philosophy' DEMANDS that you listen to ABSOLUTELY NO SALESPEOPLE!!!!! The old expression: 'Assume the position, son' is the only recourse I see.

A non-pressurized vessel will be exposing whatever material the unit is made of......sure, no explosive pressure build-up, but the liquid medium is always exposed to free oxygen, hence oxidation is a corrosive process. Perhaps more care should have been taken in the welding process, but that is now old news......shoulda, coulda, woulda doesn't pay the piper.....

The BBB? Why bother, the company is long out of business. Chalk it up to a costly 'Life Lesson'. I DO know dozens of families who have been using Central OWB's, Shafers, and a couple others with NO problems for years.

However there are several, even locally, that have stopped burning wood completely and switched to another fuel, that isn't "FREE' like the wood-burners say. Nothin' is free, and here is a costly example of why.

At our local 35 million dollar Bio-fuel Wood-Burning plant, guess who actually runs the process control: 2 Plant chemists....no joke. Been working very well for over 25 years......

Are we on the same page yet?????????? Are you picking up what I'm putting down? ...and I'm sorry for your loss. :cry: :shock:
whistlenut
 
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