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Looking for a outside wood furnace
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bill    Posted 09-22-2004 at 20:01:51       [Reply]  [Send Email]
am looking for an affordable outside wood furnace guess hot water heat or forced air......anyone know of any? or websites?


bulldinkie    Posted 09-23-2004 at 14:21:50       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I get this newspaper in mail every week called Lancaster farmer.This week there were like 6 different companies advertising these me if interested.I can get address phone no,Lascater farmer is a great newspaper anything about farming,auctions,machinery,animals whole herds even,plus ads people selling things anything...

TP    Posted 09-23-2004 at 10:36:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
Call these people ...
Hardy MFG.Inc.
1233 Road 505
Philadelphia , Ms 39350
phone 601-656-5866

They make one of the best outside units
in this country ...

screaminghollow    Posted 09-23-2004 at 07:43:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
I recently installed a HeatMor although most folks around here have Mahonings. There is one which can be purchased without the surrounding shed and insulation, an Aquatherm, which is great for those who want to install one in a building or shed. A guy down the road installed an Aquatherm in his unused cold cellar. It is below ground and doesn't freeze. It is a unique situation, but ideal and saved him alot of money on the purchase. If the cold cellar here wasn't in such bad shape I might have done the same.
I'd look for the depth of the fire box for how long a log can be put in.(cuts down on cutting wood if you can load 30 inch pieces vs 20 inch pieces.) There are large water capacity units which take more fuel to heat up, but hold the heat longer, and then lower capacity units which heat faster, but don't hold as long.
You can have a closed system filled with antifreeze so the unit can't burst if the fire goes out during subfreezing weather or an open system which needs attention or a back up to keep from freezing.
Personally, I bought a larger unit than I need so I can heat both houses and a green house in the future. I opted for an open system and I'll use the existing oil boiler for back up. I am also converting from baseboard radiators to radiant wall heat as we renovate one room at a time.
As for wood consumption, it certainly depends on the species of wood, your climate and the insulation. Most folks in this area figure on about 4 to six cords of hardwood a winter. Certainly seasoned oak gives more heat than poplar or pine. The woodlots here are all mixed hardwoods. predominantly maple poplar cherry and oak. If you live in an area with coniferous woods, you might need two to four times the wood.

RayP(MI)    Posted 09-23-2004 at 18:43:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
I've looked at a lotof them, and the Heatmor seems to be the best one I've seen. I particularly like the auger to remove the ashes.

Les    Posted 09-23-2004 at 02:38:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
Go to and dig deep into your pockets.

Alias    Posted 09-22-2004 at 20:09:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
Check with Les. He's getting away from those late night stokings and burning 30 cords of wood.

deadcarp    Posted 09-23-2004 at 09:39:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
me too - it's a homemade welded 700 pound unit, used 5 years, will be drainhed & surplussed this fall. maybe worth $500, fob central mn. i'd throw in a 7x10 metal shed to stoke it in. :)

Scott    Posted 09-22-2004 at 20:04:52       [Reply]  [Send Email]
came to this site from a search about wood heaters.......was an old link though clicked on the Message board and wow someone is looking for information on outside wood heaters........I have been selling one for 16 years...... am spending some time on line looking for more information about other types.......check out the link if you want.


scott again!    Posted 09-22-2004 at 20:06:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
dont see the link to the it is

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