Heat Reclaimer?

Heat Reclaimer?

PostBy: marilynshere On: Sun Feb 10, 2008 1:43 pm

Just wondering if anyone has a Heat Reclaimer? Do you think its worth it or not? Will it affect my draft?
marilynshere
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Channing III

Re: Heat Reclaimer?

PostBy: coalstoves On: Sun Feb 10, 2008 1:49 pm

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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman and Liberty
Stove/Furnace Model: Magnum and Victory 700

Re: Heat Reclaimer?

PostBy: bksaun On: Sun Feb 10, 2008 9:38 pm

Have one, not worth it.

BK
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Hybrid, Gentleman Janitor GJ-6RSU/ EFM 700
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 503
Coal Size/Type: Pea Stoker/Bit, Pea or Nut Anthracite
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer/ EFM-Gentleman Janitor
Stove/Furnace Model: 503 Insert/ 700/GJ-62


Re: Heat Reclaimer?

PostBy: TGMC On: Tue Feb 12, 2008 9:57 pm

I have one. And i found that the placement of the baro makes all the diffrence in the world.I run a KB8 Keystoker boiler on a SWG-5 powervent, at first the heater did not turn on at all, then i realized that the powervent was pulling cold air from the furnace room. I moved the baro downstream of the stack heater and all's fine now.

V
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Stove/Furnace Make: KEYSTOKER
Stove/Furnace Model: KB 8

Re: Heat Reclaimer?

PostBy: spaserg On: Thu Feb 14, 2008 3:23 pm

I do have Magic heat reclaimer in Mark III stove burning wood or coal and I love it.It gives me tons of HOT, really HOT air .It turns on and off auto wich I liked. Otherwise I think heat will be waisted in chimney. No dampers (manual or another).I regulate burning by lover door special knob to let air in.I bought my on Ebay for $75 and I think it's worth it. Also I have fan at back of stove and it's also very good heat flow.Only I have to turn it on and off manually wich is I dont like I wish to connect both of them togeher. Again for my setting it's work PERFECT., I love it.Serge.
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Stove/Furnace Make: mark III

Re: Heat Reclaimer?

PostBy: bksaun On: Tue Feb 19, 2008 10:05 am

My Vogelzang fan motor just died, have only run it part of last season and this year, JUNK!

Don't buy one. I think the Majic heat is a better product.

BK
bksaun
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Hybrid, Gentleman Janitor GJ-6RSU/ EFM 700
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 503
Coal Size/Type: Pea Stoker/Bit, Pea or Nut Anthracite
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer/ EFM-Gentleman Janitor
Stove/Furnace Model: 503 Insert/ 700/GJ-62

Re: Heat Reclaimer?

PostBy: DarknDusty On: Fri Feb 29, 2008 4:40 pm

Just a heads-up - I talked to my chimney guy about a heat reclaimer a while back. He tells me they work to well. A certain amount of heat needs to go up the chimney in order to keep it clean.
DarknDusty
 

Re: Heat Reclaimer?

PostBy: LsFarm On: Fri Feb 29, 2008 5:30 pm

Hello DnD, that's pretty much for wood fires, a coal fire chimney doesn't get dirty at all, just dusty... the horizontal sections of chimney flue pipe get a buildup of flyash and dust, but the vertical sections are pretty much self cleaning.

But, you DO need a certain amount of heat going up the chimney to keep a draft going...

Greg L

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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland

Re: Heat Reclaimer?

PostBy: CBT69 On: Tue Mar 04, 2008 5:03 pm

marilynshere wrote:Just wondering if anyone has a Heat Reclaimer? Do you think its worth it or not? Will it affect my draft?


On a woodstove, they are worth their weight in gold.

On a coaler? Probably not, as your draft won't be hot enough most of the time to even kick it on. If it _is_ running that hot continually, you might be undersized on the stove you are using, and need to move to a higher BTU stove, rather than beating up the stove to it's highest setting, and using the heatilator.
CBT69
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman TLC-2000
Stove/Furnace Model: US STove franklin repro