Just looking to bend a few ears here....
Id like to get a stoker going here at the house till this winter rolls around. Im definatly not new to coal as far as that goes...my family has sold coal for probably 60 years.... but I just moved into a house that burns oil....
Anyhow, after looking at the dimensions of a 520 EFM, Im not so sure I can fit one into the basement of this 150 year old place. I mean, it would have room down there but the trouble is getting it in there. I have no outside entrance, and it would need to come through the house.... and there is a bad corner at the top of the basement steps. Nothing short of blowing a hole in the floor or digging an outside entrace is going to get that thing down there. I have an attatched garage but the bugger is just about too small to put one out there. Barely enough room for the car. I know I need an outside entrance, and that is on the plan... but just not affordable now.
SOOOOOO here we go..... Been scratching my brain trying to figure out how to make this work. I dont know what codes come into effect, or anything about them. But what about a guy putting up a small metal shed.... like an 8 by 8 or 10 by 10.... the kind you buy in a box at Lowes to house this thing in beside the house, and then pipe the hot water in. I say metal because it would be fireproof. Could a fella use double wall stainless flue pipe then? Instead of building a block flue? There isnt much to those little sheds, but it would be substantial enough to house a boiler, and not permanent. I cant see why that couldnt be done, considering a fireproof shed, keep stoker out of weather, and pipe hot water 35 feet underground right into the basement and tie in on the hot water system. Also give me your thoughts on the domestic, how that would work outside in cooler temps, and also how high of a flue pipe would I need.... 10 foot? 15 foot?
Anyhow give me your thoughts.... tell me what system you have as far as you folks that have the furnace outside of your basement. I need to come up with something.... had 3,000 dollars in oil this winter
Any thoughts, positive, negative, are appriciated!