Multifuel burner

Multifuel burner

PostBy: tom On: Fri Aug 26, 2005 3:31 pm

has anyone herd of a Roca multifuel boiler, made in spain.

Also how many BTU should i need to heat an avg home of 2000 Sq ft
in Northeastern PA

Thanks to all

Tom
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PostBy: Richard S. On: Sat Aug 27, 2005 8:41 pm

Sorry no I haven't haven't. I'm preferential to products made in the US, even if they cost more. Try http://www.keystoker.com. They offer oil/coal combination units.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Multi fuel burner

PostBy: wg_bent On: Sun Sep 25, 2005 8:24 pm

The estimate you should use for this size house is about 100,000,000 BTUs.

I've seen a few fuel comparison calculators on the web and most use that figure, plus my house in Poughkeepsie, NY at roughly 2200 sqft uses slightly less than that for both hot water and heat. Maybe just for heat for your house maybe 80,000,000. (amazingly big numbers eh? Just think of that in calories if your trying to loose weight...makes a better case for cutting wood! :-) )

I know this is a coal related forum, but this company looks worthwhile http://www.woodboilers.com/
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PostBy: Guest On: Mon Oct 17, 2005 5:50 pm

:shock: wow 100,000,000 BTUs that's like the temp of the center of the eath :twisted:
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PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Oct 17, 2005 6:27 pm

:lol: I missed that myself, I'm sure he original poster meant 100,000 BTU's.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Multi fuel burners

PostBy: wg_bent On: Tue Oct 18, 2005 4:06 pm

Nope. I meant 100 Million. Not a mistake. If we could heat our homes for 100,000 BTU's per year, a few candles would do it. It takes roughly 100 million BTU's to heat a 2500 sqft well insulated home annually.
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PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Oct 18, 2005 6:59 pm

I think the person who posted the original question was referring to the size furnace/stove he would need, not the the entire amount needed for the season. Whatever the case they are both roughly correct..... really depends on your house. I've seen customers who have burned 10 tons a year consistently and drop that to 7 or 8 simply by putting in new windows.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

PostBy: Rochester, NY On: Tue Oct 18, 2005 7:40 pm

I believe most furnace/boiler ratings are based upon BTU's per hour of production. And yes it can very greatly by home. I can't off hand think of a site, but I have seen them so try googling it, but there are calculators out there on the web to help you estimate the BTU's in furnace output you'll need for your home. They take into account things like # of windows, wall and ceiling insulation and the such. Basically you need to size the furnace to your house size plus to your expected heat loss rate.
Rochester, NY