I'll draw up a floor plan and get it up here, as for a video, I just got my first video cam and I'm still trying to figure that out. For now I'm just trying to make it comfortable, but if someone makes the right offer I'm outta here, you interested
The only local source of fuel is wood, everything else, pellets, coal, oil, propane has to be trucked in. There is talk of a natural gas pipeline coming through, but at this point its just talk.
That stoker seems like it might be a bit quieter than the ones that ratchet away, tell me more. If a big hopper was placed near the boiler I could put a chute into the same bricked-up window that has the chimney going thru it, local coal guy does deliver, then all I need to do is haul ashes/clinker out. No, there are no other chimneys, in fact, chimneys seem to have been an afterthought, even the first boiler in here exhausted thru what was designed as a window. Nor are there any outbuildings, and entire back half of property needs to be excavated and regraded, so building one is not an option yet.
The dungeon is just the basement, just under 6000 sq ft if I remember correctly, and with 10 ft ceilings. This is the only floor I am interested in heating, would you mind recalculating? Just for some perspective, the main floor of the building has 18' high ceilings
Geothermal has been contemplated, there is quite a bit of geothermal activity (hotsprings) just north of town. Geothermal wells would need to be drilled in the back yard, but it needs to be excavated 6-8 feet before anything can be done back there. Solar for the pool is another option, panels need to go on roof, but I need a new roof first
. Somedays I just want to run away screaming...........