gyminit5 wrote:Also added 5 rows of baseboard pipe to capture more heat
I've never seen a stove turned into a boiler before.. Wow
gyminit5 wrote:Honestly I would have never guessed that the flue temp is less with coal than wood...with coal giving off more Btu's than wood...and I was very concerned with going inside the stove period...esp with copper...and I know stainless doesn't have near the heat transfer as copper....and steam explosion was a big concern also...so I will carry on and see how it does and maybe do more if I'm not satisfied with this change
I definitely appreciate everyones input and suggestions !!!!
gyminit5 wrote: I would have never guessed that the flue temp is less with coal than wood...
gyminit5 wrote:and steam explosion was a big concern also...
gyminit5 wrote:I didn't get A great pic but you can kinda see the blow off valve in the pic labeled "outlet" I posted this morn...nd I forgot bout posting the other pic of pump and all so here it is...boiler expansion tank, auto air bleeder, backflow prevented, pressure reducer/ quick fill, and valves
waldo lemieux wrote:I applaud your efforts but,........ The baseboard radiation will not work in reverse as your attempting. you would be better served to put as many rows of pipe under the vessel and use it for dwh preheat. If your just tinkering ,great ,but if you want to get serious about heating your house with coal ;get a coal boiler (preferably a stoker) and use your fin tube baseboards or a coil in your ac ducts. I dont mean to be critical ,just trying to illuminate reality
michaelanthony wrote:I think we went to different high schools together I applaud this mania and wish good results. I understand his reasoning he is trying to keep his family warm. Yes there are better and simpler ways...he is clearly king of his castle.