Greenwood Furnaces -- Clean Burning, Wood Fired Furnaces


Greenwood Furnaces -- Clean Burning, Wood Fired Furnaces

Username: GreenwoodFurnace
URL: http://www.greenwoodfurnace.com/x1_GreenwoodInquiry.php?ps=0100001005
Category: Boiler sites
Member Since: 2006-06-27
Average Rating: 3 / 5
Number of Ratings: 66
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2007-10-04 09:15:27
One of my neighbors has a water jacketed boiler, my other neighbor lives a quarter mile away and has asthma and definitely notices my neighbor that uses the water jacketed boiler. He is particularly sensitive to the issue of smoke and has no awareness of my Greenwood at all. The smoke is not a problem for me or my neighbor, which I am quite pleased about

2008-10-10 23:46:21
I'm in Fairbanks Alaska. I recently installed a Greenwood 100 in my garage. I've had the draft tested, stack temperature tested and so I know it is operating within recommended parameters. My chimney does a 90 to the right and out the side wall and then does another 90 into the vertical position. Initially I had 18 feet of vertical chimney but had trouble getting a draft with a cold start. So I installed a Volko draft inducer. This worked adequately for a cold start. I only use the draft inducer to do a cold start or when I'm loading wood. Otherwise the draft inducer is turned off. Draft was marginal--about .5 but temperature was spot on at 350 f. So I added four feet of chimney and brought the draft up to .6 but the chimney temperature was 425 F. and it seemed it was going through wood faster than I liked. So I took two feet off. I haven't measured draft or stack temperature at this setting. I must admit my wood is extremely dry and some of it is of rather small diameter. With wood that is larger and not as dry the stack temperature will probably be around 350. Some of the other negative reviews obviously did not have their boilers correctly installed and fine tuned. Or they are using wood that is not at all seasoned. Or they are operating their boiler when there is little demand placed on the boiler to supply heat. The only thing I can complain about is that you do get smoke out the door when you want to load it with wood. But this can be easily minimized if you wait until the fire has burned down and the boiler temperature is 160 or below. Then you can easily load wood without getting a lot of smoke. You do have to load it quickly because you will soon have smoke as the wood ignites. My draft inducer does help a bit in reducing smoke out the door to some extent but not fully. The only other complaint I have is that the seal on the door came off the first week. It seems the adhesive couldn't take the heat. Greenwood sent me a new seal free of charge with instructions to use RTV high temperature red silicone to attach it. The door fits real close so it seems the seal is barely necessary. I haven't gotten around to putting it on. Winter here in Fairbanks, Alaska hasn't really started as the temps are not consistently below freezing. At the moment we are having a warm spell so I let the fire die out today as it is hardly worth it to burn wood with such little demand for heat. I'll do another review in a couple months after it has proven itself in really cold weather.




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