Outside Wood Furnaces

Outside Wood Furnaces

PostBy: TimV On: Sun Oct 19, 2008 9:15 am

Anyone who really thinks Anthracite is not clean has never seen an outside wood furnace trying to burn green wood on a warmer day like yesterday when I pulled into a shop and the place was heated by a outside water furnace. :mad: The thing just shut itself down and I had my dogs in truck with me and I had to move..i was downwind of it and you could not see 5 feet in front of you....
These idots should burn dry wood like a normal person wood and eliminate about 99% of the complaints...No wonder whole towns are outlawing the installation of these units. Besides waht waste good wood using all the energy to shove the water out the vent pipe???
dry wood makes heat you can use green wood makes smoke and litle heat unless your designed to use the moisture ladden smoke for burning
TimV
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Older Ashley Cabinet ( pre US Stove gobble up)
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Energy King 480 EK
Coal Size/Type: Warm weather smaller coal. Cold weather larger coal.
Other Heating: Oil Furnace Backup when repairs are needed
Stove/Furnace Make: Energy King Furnace
Stove/Furnace Model: 480 EK

Re: Outside Wood Furnaces

PostBy: Uglysquirrel On: Sun Oct 19, 2008 12:07 pm

Agreed, You and I have seen these in action and in actuality the base design of a burning tank surrounded by water plus burning wet pine gives a likely ~10-15 % efficiency not to mention the smoke. The guy I knew even boasted at being able to burn rotten wood, duh. The manufacturers also don't mention the maintence to loosen, then scrape the creosote in the firebox with kerosene if you want to get the pre-creosote efficiency back.
Uglysquirrel
 
Stove/Furnace Model: Pocono