#11  
Old 01-19-2010, 03:58 PM
james's Avatar
Brick Oven Merchant
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Pebble Beach, CA
Posts: 4,648
Default Re: Wood Burning Furnaces

FB is a member of the MHA, and I have a lot of respect for those guys.

James
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 01-19-2010, 04:28 PM
BurntFingers's Avatar
Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Ocean County New Jersey
Posts: 137
Default Re: Wood Burning Furnaces

We have a Yukon multi-fuel furnace in our house. We put it in when we built the house back in the '70's oil crisis. The air is pre-heated by a hybrid solar heat bank of riverbed gravel in the return path. It has worked well for us ever since. (I hope I am not jinxing it now by bragging) My wife loves the extra heat it gives when it is working just on wood. We have 3 thermostats, 1st stage = solar, 2nd stage if not satisfied the air damper opens and the wood if lighted flames up, if no wood lit up then 3rd stage #2fuel oil burner kicks in. If there is wood loaded and the oil kicks in it will light the wood. -- I understand that there are coal or gas combo's available. Last winter we used 20 gallons of oil and 2 cord of wood all heating season.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 01-20-2010, 07:06 PM
Archena's Avatar
Il Pizzaiolo
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Alabama
Posts: 1,209
Default Re: Wood Burning Furnaces

I've been drooling over masonry heaters for a long time. They originated in the Netherlands in the Middle Ages (or shortly after, not sure). From what I've read they're fairly complex construction wise. I do know that some folks have actually hired Dutch masons to come over and build for them.
__________________
"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." - Jim Elliot

"Success isn't permanent and failure isn't fatal." -Mike Ditka
[/CENTER]
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 01-20-2010, 07:08 PM
Archena's Avatar
Il Pizzaiolo
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Alabama
Posts: 1,209
Default Re: Wood Burning Furnaces

Quote:
Originally Posted by BurntFingers View Post
... Last winter we used 20 gallons of oil and 2 cord of wood all heating season.
How does that compare to an ordinary oil furnace's oil usage? Is 20 gallons particularly low? I would think so but I have zero experience with oil furnaces - I've never even seen one - and have nothing to gauge it by.
__________________
"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." - Jim Elliot

"Success isn't permanent and failure isn't fatal." -Mike Ditka
[/CENTER]
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 01-21-2010, 02:38 AM
BurntFingers's Avatar
Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Ocean County New Jersey
Posts: 137
Default Re: Wood Burning Furnaces

From what I understand from neighbors that heat with oil. Hundreds of gallons are used in a heating season. The oil tanks are in the 300 gallon range for homes and they get filled regularly. Heating oil in NJ is about the same price as diesel fuel. It is diesel fuel with a red/purple dye in it so people can't use it in their trucks or cars. I would guess it takes over 1000 gallons to heat most homes for the heating season.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 01-21-2010, 02:44 AM
BurntFingers's Avatar
Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Ocean County New Jersey
Posts: 137
Default Re: Wood Burning Furnaces

Just a note for reference. This winter so far in that I am away more and working more and don't have the time as I did last winter to keep the fire going as much. We have used close to 300 gallons of oil this heating season and a small pile of firewood about a 1/3 of a cord. What we save in $$ we pay in personal labor.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 01-21-2010, 05:10 AM
Archena's Avatar
Il Pizzaiolo
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Alabama
Posts: 1,209
Default Re: Wood Burning Furnaces

Wow. Thanks for the info - I appreciate it.


<Makes note to never move to New Jersey - it sounds like it's cold up there!>
__________________
"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." - Jim Elliot

"Success isn't permanent and failure isn't fatal." -Mike Ditka
[/CENTER]
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
buying firewood? nice article to read. michelevit Firing Your Oven 9 05-10-2011 09:15 PM
Pizza Oven on top of a wood burning chimney Texpolo007 Design Styles, Chimneys and Finish 6 02-05-2010 03:24 PM
Advice for a first timer with a wood burning oven 8mat Newbie Forum 4 05-18-2008 03:43 PM
Wood burning oven + heater BaconGrease Brick Oven Photos 0 10-18-2007 10:13 AM
"Just like wood burning?? mgraban Chit Chat 5 09-30-2007 06:25 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:57 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
2006/10 Forno Bravo, LLC