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My door to my Classic Boiler E Classic outdoor furnace is stuck and won't open.

The stove is operating and has hot coals inside.

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Tap the door with a brass, rubber, or rawhide hammer.

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Can i hook up a thermostat to my hot blast wood/coal stove to control the heat in my home


Yes, you most certainly can. It depends on how handy you are and to what extent you are willing to go to make this happen. A lot will depend on how comfortable you are with electrical wiring and understanding HVAC controls and their function.

First though, this is the typical way a wood fired forced air furnace is designed to operate. There is a control transformer and relay to control either a combustion air fan (that you do not have) OR a motorized damper for combustion air that you also do not have. The relay closes on a call for heat from the thermostat and opens the damper from its minimum position to allow combustion air into the firebox. As long as there is solid fuels (wood) in the heat chamber, the fresh supply of combustion air will allow the fire to burn or begin to burn very quickly.

As the temperature in the wood furnace plenum increases, the automatic fan control will start the fan and it will run as long as the bonnet temperature is higher than the fan'on' setpoint on the fan control... Now the house warms up and the thermostat satisfies which allows the combustion air damper to spring back to the minimum position, causing the hot fire to die down due to lack of combustion air.

The now smoldering fire will not generate enough heat to keep the fan running too long, so the automatic fan control shuts the fan off until the house cools approximately 2 degrees below thermostat setpoint. The thermostat calls for heat and opens the damper and on goes the cycle....

An important item to remember is that on the automatic fan control, there is a 'limit switch' function. The motorized combustion air damper or the combustion air fan must be wired through the limit switch in case the bonnet temperature exceeds 200 degrees F. This function will then allow the damper to go to the minimum position or the combustion air fan to go off, causing the fire to cool down due to lack of adequate combustion air.

You don't want the thermostat controlling the circulating fan directly, because of two things: 1). If the fire is out, there is no heat to circulate but the thermostat wouldn't know that and it would start and run the fan continuously until a fire is built. and ....
2). You would still be running up and down the stairs monitoring the fires burn rate by opening and closing the lower door manually.

ALL the components you need are readily available from WW Grainger....basically : a fan/limit control
a thermostat
a 110v x 24v 40 va control transformer
a 24v spdt relay
20 ga. two conductor thermostat wire
24v actuator and linkages to mount to the existing combustion air damper. A bit of creativity is required here. I would not recommend retro-fitting a combustion air fan.
14-2 wg romex for wiring the fan control

Again, it depends to what extent you are willing to go to achieve the end result. Will it be exactly like a new system?? No, but it will operate a lot better than that which you describe.

Oct 24, 2014 | Home

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How to Hookup Your Outdoor Wood Boiler


You just bought or a thinking of buying an <span style="font-weight: bold;">outdoor wood boiler.</span> How do you integrate that boiler into your existing <span style="font-weight: bold;">home heating system</span>? The guy selling you the boiler wants the sale and tells you that hooking it into your system is very simple.<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Outdoor wood boilers </span>come in many shapes and sizes. For the most part bigger is better for these things. The next thing you need to consider is whether the <span style="font-weight: bold;">boiler is an open or closed system</span>. It does make a difference in the way it gets hooked up. <span style="font-weight: bold;">Closed systems</span> can be hooked right up to your <span style="font-weight: bold;">existing boiler system </span>in a <span style="font-weight: bold;">primary secondary configuration</span>. This means that the wood boiler circulates to two tees in your home system and the home system circulates the water through the home. The two waters mix through the tees.<br /><br />If your wood boiler is an <span style="font-weight: bold;">open system</span> then you need to install a <span style="font-weight: bold;">stainless steel flat plate heat exchanger </span>to divide the two waters. The hookup of the <span style="font-weight: bold;">heat exchanger</span> is not that hard if you follow the instructions properly. This heat exchanger is very effect in<span style="font-weight: bold;"> transferring the heat</span> from the wood boiler to the inside heating system. It also keeps the water of the<span style="font-weight: bold;"> inside system pressurized and isolated.</span><br /><br />If you are installing your outdoor furnace to a <span style="font-weight: bold;">hot air heating system</span> then you need to <span style="font-weight: bold;">buy a coil</span> similar to your car radiator to install in the plenum on the supply side of your <span style="font-weight: bold;">existing hot air furnace</span>. To this coil you will <span style="font-weight: bold;">hookup the water pipes from the outdoor boiler</span>. The water running through the coil will heat it up so that the air going through from the <span style="font-weight: bold;">hot air furnace </span>will be warmed. The water hookup for this style of heat is very simple, but the <span style="font-weight: bold;">electrical hookup of the blower, pump, and circulator </span>may not be as simple. You may need someone with a good electrical knowledge to make everything happen in the right sequence.<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Outdoor wood boilers can heat your home effectively </span>if they are <span style="font-weight: bold;">installed to your existing heating system properly</span>. If they are installed properly you will notice no difference in the heating of your home. It will be <span style="font-weight: bold;">warm and comfortable.</span> Make sue that you do your research properly before trying to <span style="font-weight: bold;">install your outdoor wood boiler.</span>

on Feb 21, 2011 | Heating & Cooling

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Outdoor Wood Stove Hot Air or Hot Water


You're getting a new wood stove and you have many decisions to make. Other than brand, you need to decide whether you will use hot air or hot water to get the heat from the wood stove to the living space.

If you have a hot water heating system already installed then you obviously need to have a water stove. If you are thinking about what to install in a new home or already have hot air then you need to consider what will be the best option for you.

Now if you are installing a new system then you want to go hot water. That is by far the best way of heating and will be the best way to heat using an outdoor wood stove. Hot water heating is one of the best ways to get great heat transfer from the fire to the water to the air.

If you have hot air heat and want to heat with wood then you can install a wood hot air furnace, and set it beside your existing furnace. The ductwork will have to be reworked to get the heat from the wood furnace to the existing ductwork. Or you can install a coil into the ductwork on the supply side of the furnace, for the water to run through from a hot water wood burner. This is probably the best way to heat if you have a hot air furnace. Installing the hot water coil is a very simple process and the piping is fairly easy to hookup.

Hot air wood furnaces are almost always a inside the structure appliance, which means that you have the mess of the wood and the ashes inside. This dust and dirt mess is something that is much better kept outside where it can be cleaned up much easier.

Bottom line here is that you want to use a hot water wood burning stove if you can. You will be much happier with the heat that you get from burning wood.

on Dec 08, 2009 | Heating & Cooling

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How do i get even heat thru out the house with a daka wood stove


http://www.hearth.com/talk/categories/main-hearth-forums.4/
You burn wood, and smoke goes up flueway.
You're not running chimney smoke through ductwork so you have a heat exchanger.
What kind of heat exchanger?
probably air since you're running through ductwork?
How much hot air or hot water is coming off heat exchanger?
How big of a space can be heated with that amount of heat?
Is the exchanger located in optimal location?

Considerations.
One room log cabin with fireplace will not stay very warm.
One room house with big wood burning stove in center, with hot flue pipe running across the room and exiting on far wall, will get warm-hot, but will cool off fast.
Why?
Because the BTU output of firewood is much less than electric, coal, oil, or gas.
Otherwise they would have made wood-burning steam locomotives. But the locomotive boiler cannot get hot enough with wood ... the boiler needs coal to produce enough BTUs to boil water fast enough to rotate the turbine and turn the wheels.

Maybe your wood stove output should be measured.
Don't forget a huge percentage of fire heat goes straight up flueway.

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I have a Weil mcLain Gold gas furnace and the Amtrol WH-7L hot water maker. I heat alot with an indoor woodstove and if the furnace is not being used I cannot get any hot water. However, when the furnace...


You should download & review the manual for Amtrol Boilermate products here.

Page 12 of the manual begins examples of wiring between the Boilermate and aquastat (also gas valve and multi-zone relay), that is usually mounted on the boiler. In order to use it correctly, you'll need to determine which aquastat (or other device) your furnace has. You should be able to locate this info on the inside of the aquastat cover. The Honeywell Triple Acting aquastat is very common and looks like this:

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The cover is held by a single screw on the top, bottom or front (depending on the model you have). The inside should have wiring information along with the model number. Compare the model number with the wiring diagram for it in the Boilermate manual.

Make sure power is OFF before continuing.

Check that all wires are terminated and undamaged. Make sure terminal screws are not loose. Tighten any found to be loose.

The orange wires are connected to a switch that is normally OPEN but CLOSES to start the boiler when the hot water has cooled. It is also used to operate a "power vent" for a minute or two both before ignition and after flame out for safe pre and post purging of the combustion chamber of furnaces that lack a chimney.

Blue wires are connected to a switch that is also normally OPEN but CLOSES to start the boiler when the hot water has cooled. When the switch connected to these wires is CLOSED, ignition happens instantly. There is no delay for purge so when these wires are used to start a furnace, it should be one with a chimney - not a power vent.

For additional help with your particular installation, you will need to provide information concerning the wiring diagram in the manual that applies. Otherwise, there are simply too many variations to walk through.

I suspect that the switch(es) that are connected to the orange (or blue) wires - or the device (aquastat or multi-zone relay box) is not operating as expected to start the furnace.

The troubleshooting section of the manual that seems to apply best is the section: Boiler will not operate when calling for hot water on page 27 (if you want to try some of their suggestions while waiting for additional replies).

I hope this helps..

Nov 29, 2012 | Heating & Cooling

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How to Hookup Your Outdoor Wood Boiler to Your Existing Heating System


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Outdoor wood boilers come in many shapes and sizes. For the most part bigger is better for these things. The next thing you need to consider is whether the boiler is open or closed. It does make a difference in the way it gets hooked up. Closed systems can be hooked right up to your existing boiler system in a primary secondary configuration. This means that the wood boiler circulates to two tees in your home system and the home system circulates the water through the home. The two waters mix through the tees.

If your wood boiler is an open system then you need to install a stainless steel flat plate heat exchanger to divide the two waters. The hookup of the heat exchanger is not that hard if you follow the instructions properly. This heat exchanger is very effect in transferring the heat from the wood boiler to the inside heating system. It also keeps the water of the inside system pressurized and isolated.

If you are installing your outdoor furnace to a hot air heating system then you need to buy a coil similar to your car radiator to install in the plenum on the supply side of your existing hot air furnace. To this coil you will hookup the water pipes from the outdoor boiler. The water running through the coil will heat it up so that the air going through from the hot air furnace will be warmed. The water hookup for this style of heat is very simple, but the electrical hookup of the blower, pump, and circulator may not be as simple. You may need someone with a good electrical knowledge to make everything happen in the right sequence.

Outdoor wood boilers can heat your home effectively if they are installed to your existing heating system properly. If they are installed properly you will notice no difference in the heating of your home. It will be warm and comfortable. Make sue that you do your research properly before trying to install your outdoor wood boiler.

on Dec 03, 2009 | Heating & Cooling

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Solid fuel stove linked to oilsystem with two zone


Put a temperature operated control (aquastat) on the piping of the wood stove so that if it is on, it will interupt the circuit wired to the oil burner at the X&X terminals of the boiler control.As the wood stove cools off, it will close the connection allowing the oil system to fire.

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Aprilaire


Commonly outdoor wood boilers use a hot water coil mounted in the ductwork above your furnace. In this application the Ruud furnace is still using its blower assembly to circulate the warm air from the boiler to your home. If this is the case. Have your heating guy install a #50 relay on the furnaces blower motor to activate your much needed humidifier. If this is not the case and your Ruud furnace is totally independent of the boiler. Still install the #50 relay in the furnace and manualy activate the fan only feature on your thermostat.
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Feb 21, 2009 | Aprilaire 600 Humidifier

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Site Gauge for 1927 American Radiator Co. Coal Furnace


This is a common glass available at most boiler parts supply places.  You may also be able to find the glass at an exclusive  plumbing supply store.  

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