hausdok Posted January 4, 2010 Report Share Posted January 4, 2010 In answer to a question in another post about programmable thermostats Chad wrote: I have one of those ..sort of... when it's real cold out, I put a lot more wood in the boiler.Chad's weight maintenance program. Chad, isn't your boiler like a zillion feet from the house out in a snow drift or something? Do you construct an igloo style tunnel to go back and forth from the boiler to the house this time of year?  I saw one of those monsters down at the home show last year that was designed to burn both oil and wood. One stokes it with wood and then when the wood burns down it fires up an oil burner so that one doesn't have to get up in the middle of the night to re-stoke the thing. My Dad had a setup like that but he didn't have to worry about the trek to the boiler 'cuz it was in his basement. It was a Buderus unit and computer controlled. He could stoke it with wood and walk away from it. Three days later, the oil burner would kick on and he knew he had to re-stoke it. I was browsing my hometown news online recently and saw where some folks were making a stink about those standoff boilers and wanted to outlaw them because of the wood smoke and the fact that they burn wood. Jeez, we burned wood and coal and dung for thousands of years before the modern industrial revolution and never placed the planet in danger. Now the enviro pansies are convinced that a few folks with wood boilers are going to create too much greenhouse gas. Guess they forgot about the 2 (or is it 3) billion Chinese - many of whom still heat their homes the old way. I swear, the friggin' global warming loons will be the death of us yet. Chad, is yours one that was made commercially or is it that monster you were welding up a few years ago? Let's have some pictures! ONE TEAM - ONE FIGHT!!! Mike Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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