Rex wrote:I have suggested the Harmon SF-160. Because of his easy access to wood, he would be able to use it. He also could purchase coal if he decides too later on.
Would this be the indoor boiler for his application? My idea was to tie his current water lines into this boiler. His current thermostat that operates his LP water furnace would turn ON/OFF the water pump. I would just turn off the gas going to the furnace but use its pump to circulate the water threw the boiler.
Or does water need to constantly flow?
That is a stove, not a boiler. I believe it will burn both wood and coal. It burns coal rather well as I understand.
A coal boiler can be tied into his present system and run off his thermostat. It can be wired so the LP takes back over if the coal quits. This is how I heat my home, I believe it be the best possible way to heat a home.
No the water only flows when the thermostat calls for heat.