log burner with back boiler


Postby mattstan » Sun Nov 30, 2008 5:48 pm

i've got a hunter burner thingy with doors,

i've disconnected the back boiler and left the pipes from the back of the boiler open...

so my question is...

is it safe to light a fire

any feed back would be very much appreciated
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Postby maxcaddy » Thu Jan 22, 2009 11:03 am

I did the same to mine 4 years ago when the heat exchanger in the fire started to leak, and had no problems whatsoever. Pity though as it used to give me a lot of 'free' hot water.

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Postby htg engineer » Thu Jan 22, 2009 3:32 pm

Where's the heat going to go ? if the boielr gets too hot and cracks you'r going to get fumes coming from the pipe connection through the heat-ex.


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Postby Skids » Thu Jan 22, 2009 7:05 pm

Hi

Depending on the type of heat exchanger (saddle/2 bits or 1 bit or top), having disconnected the pipes from the back of the burned to the Hot Water Cylinder/CH system you could remove the heat exchanger/s which will give a better heat from the burner ~ don’t forget to block up the holes though!!

Don’t forget to cap the pipes to the WHC

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