Andy, I dug out my bluetooth keyboard to type this. About five years ago Dad wanted to build an outside boiler. He looked at a lot of designs. I picked out a design but he found another. I could NOT see it, the the one he liked, working very well. I tried to sell him on this nice streamlined design but he wanted to pay for a set of insane plans. Just the materials costed more than he could afford.
Well, he made it work for about five years and last year agreed that he was ready to build the sane designed wood boiler! Of course there is more to the story like hungry for wood and boil overs but that’s a lot of typing.
We cut, twitched and trucked the logs to my place. Dug the mill out of storage. Built a shead for the mill so it didn’t need to be put back into storage, ready to go at any time now. We sawed the lumber for his boiler hut (Heat Hut). After the old boiler was dissassembled the boiler hut was built. Trips to the junk yard for supplies. Trips for other stuff. Built the boiler at my place. Trucked it to Dad’s place and dropped it on the ground when we were unloading it ! ! ! Ouch ! ! ! That sucked… Installed it, plumbed it, got a flue pipe for it and then built the controls for it, forced air inlet. Here is a shocker, after welding this up with my old stick welder it didn’t leak. Now, that blows my mind. I bet as I’m typing this it just sprung a leak.
Guess what? The brains behind this design turns out to be you! Question; how does’t Dad like it? Answer; he loves it (me too) !
Thank you !
Maybe I need to take some photos of a video.