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Re: Central Boiler 6048 installation.
« Reply #60 on: November 25, 2014, 06:26:22 am »
I have 6' of insulated chimney on my boiler now. I was wondering if adding anymore would be beneficial on a 6048? It's in a open spot now, so no need to go any higher, unless it will help the draft.

Dave -  Just now found this thread.   I have the CB-648 and had it up for about 45 years now.   Installation is documented here:  http://www.forestryforum.com/board/index.php/topic,33912.0.html

I have 4 chimney sections on mine.   It gets the smoke up away from the house.  Otherwise we had smoke coming in when the doors to the house were opened, and it's 80 feet from the house.     

It looks like you are pretty well into it now, but let me know if you have any questions.
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Re: Central Boiler 6048 installation.
« Reply #61 on: November 25, 2014, 06:27:28 pm »
I have no further need for draft at this time. 6' is plenty. :D Anyone who thinks an OWB needs a blower, and there are many, needs to reassess the quality and dryness of their wood. ;)
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Re: Central Boiler 6048 installation.
« Reply #62 on: November 25, 2014, 06:36:06 pm »
I have a heatmor with a blower. There is no natural draft. I can and have burned cedar that has been leaned up against another trees for years. No limbs on it to even cut off.It will smother that bone dry cedar between cyles AND no boil overs either.  ;) I kinda doubt your OWB will do that. That is why I like a OWB with no draft.  But that is why I went with the Heatmor too. I did have ALOT of dead standing wood to get rid of. After about 7 years,I don't have much dead wood to cut.
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Re: Central Boiler 6048 installation.
« Reply #63 on: November 25, 2014, 06:54:52 pm »
What are you saying mine won't do? I am burning old pine boards and pine slabs. It smothers it right down so you don't think it still burning, just a big pile of dark charcoal, but when the demand comes, it lights right up. I haven't had any boil overs, but I am having a "boiling" issue. See my new thread. I think it's because I've got the temp set too high, and I'm not pulling the heat away fast enough.
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Re: Central Boiler 6048 installation.
« Reply #64 on: November 25, 2014, 07:02:47 pm »
Sorry,Dave I was wrong. Does just like mine than. Just with no blower.  ;D
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« Reply #65 on: November 25, 2014, 07:06:59 pm »
The CB units don't need a blower.   They get plenty hot enough without forced air.
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Re: Central Boiler 6048 installation.
« Reply #66 on: January 08, 2015, 10:27:05 am »
The 007 is proving to be too small at -10. My baseboards ran pretty much continuously yesterday at 15 as far as I can tell. It maintained 72 during the day, but with -10 and windy, it was 63 in the house this morning. We don't often get much below zero, so I'm not sure how much of a hurry I am to swap pumps, but I will probably do something at some point. I don't know if I'll just put an 009 on the oil furnace to replace the 007, or if I'll move the 009 from the wood boiler inside, and put an 011 outside. The boiler had no problem making the heat, just couldn't get it inside fast enough.
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Re: Central Boiler 6048 installation.
« Reply #67 on: January 08, 2015, 10:44:58 am »
That's too bad Dave. I don't know if I mentioned on this tread,I run 2 007 and at -12 in the night,the house is warm.  But I do have forced hot air,up stairs,if that matters?? No baseboard. 63 is not good inside at this time of year. Good luck to ya.
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Re: Central Boiler 6048 installation.
« Reply #68 on: January 08, 2015, 03:54:38 pm »
It'll take more than 63 to upset me. If I was running the woodstove, after last night, it would have been 43. :D With broken baseboards. >:( It's been 10 pretty much all day, and it was up to about 70 just now, so I think I'll be good to go until the next cold snap. My plumber thinks swapping the 007 on the oil furnace is all that I need to do, but I might still put an 011 outside and an 009 in the basement. We decided that having too much heat available wasn't going to be a problem. :)

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Re: Central Boiler 6048 installation.
« Reply #69 on: January 16, 2016, 08:28:11 pm »
I've got about a weeks worth of pine logs for the wood boiler, and then my weekends will be free again. Oil is cheaper than log length, and I don't have to cut, split and feed the oil. :D The way I'm set up, when the oil boiler temp drops below what the wood boiler can maintain, either due to insufficient heat supply (see previous posts above), or the fire goes out, the oil furnace will kick on. I had to have some work done on my oil burner to get it working today, but it looks like I'm all set to phase out the OWB, for the most part. I do have some sawing to do, so I'll burn the slabs as they are made, but that's it. I don't even know if there is any burnable log length around right now, and I estimate it will take $700 or more worth of log length, and about $500 in fuel oil, less if I get the 30% increase in efficiency I was told I'd get if I hoed the truckload of soot out of my oil furnace. :D
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Re: Central Boiler 6048 installation.
« Reply #70 on: November 04, 2017, 08:24:36 pm »
My boiler is just about to start it's fourth heating season and the circulator on the wood side conked out. It was a used 009 that ran about 26,000 hours non stop. Had a few spare circulators of unknown quality, and found one that worked.  :D I don't know what size if is, but the door on the boiler won't close now. Probably an 011. Going to have to hit my plumber up for some more spares. That's getting harder now that he's pretending to be retired.  ;D

The heat exchanger is pretty amazing. 207 water going in, outlet doesn't even feel warm. House is down to probably 60 water temp, so its really taking the heat.
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Re: Central Boiler 6048 installation.
« Reply #71 on: November 04, 2017, 10:35:41 pm »
My boiler is just about to start it's fourth heating season and the circulator on the wood side conked out. It was a used 009 that ran about 26,000 hours non stop. Had a few spare circulators of unknown quality, and found one that worked.  :D I don't know what size if is, but the door on the boiler won't close now. Probably an 011. Going to have to hit my plumber up for some more spares. That's getting harder now that he's pretending to be retired.  ;D

The heat exchanger is pretty amazing. 207 water going in, outlet doesn't even feel warm. House is down to probably 60 water temp, so its really taking the heat.

I have a pile of pumps in my garage and none worked as good as the NRF36 I have on it now. I actually put one on the house side too now. Before on really cold days I would see into the 60s with baseboards that were only mildly warm.. I put the NRF on the outdoor boiler first and problem solved, the heat was exchanging. Then I put one on the house side as well and it helped there too. My baseboards get really hot now, they actually tick quite a bit and the difference is night and day. Burns less wood too.

Its 3 speed manually adjustable and can handle some serious head ratings.