Classic Boiler

General Discussions: ASK John: Classic Boiler

By Kevin on Monday, November 26, 2007 - 01:16 pm: Edit Post

Hi John it is ironic we built our new homes at the same time and I too have a classic boiler looks just like yours. Mine is 6048. I live in SouthWest Michigan, Gobles area. We love our boiler, and wondered if you had set up different zones for the your place and the workshop? I really appreciate what you do for the snowmobiling community and hope one day our paths will cross out on the trail. Take care John.

By John Dee on Monday, November 26, 2007 - 01:26 pm: Edit Post


I have the 6048 as well and love it. We also got the propane backup.

I will have several zones that the boiler heats. Right now, just the cabin, but the shop has pex in the floor and once I insulate it, will heat it. It will also heat the log home once we build that.


By Kevin on Monday, November 26, 2007 - 01:41 pm: Edit Post

Awesome John. Ours currently heats our home, garage, and hotwater. Did you do radiant heat in the cabin? We brought it into our propane fired furnace, and that is what we have for backup. Kinda wished I had done the radiant heat but it just didn't make the cut when we were at that stage of building. Have a good day, and by the way it is snowing in Kalamazoo today.

By John Dee on Monday, November 26, 2007 - 01:59 pm: Edit Post

We do have radient heat in the floors of the cabin. They are in the shop too and will be in the cabin.

Can't imaging heating any other way. Warm floors are soooooo nice!


By mark hastings on Monday, November 26, 2007 - 09:46 pm: Edit Post

I guess I have a question for both John and Kevin. I noticed that John's wood pile is just logs and none of them are split. Do you just load the hole log in the burner, or do you split them as you load them?


By Kevin on Tuesday, November 27, 2007 - 09:59 am: Edit Post

Mark I load logs upto 3 1/2 feet long. But I do keep a cord of split wood to get the boiler started or if for some reason I'm low on coals I'll through in 3 or 4 pieces of split wood to get things firing good again and then feeder logs. Its really nice that way.

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