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Old 12-19-2008, 07:46 PM   #1
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wood furnace research

Hello Everyone,

I'm thinking about getting an indoor wood furnace in my basement to replace a 40-50 year old oil furnace.

There are a few on ebay for around $2500, made by "FireChief." I've just begun to poke around and really have no idea what is good and what isn't.

My price range is ideally in the 3K range. I could maybe stretch to 5K if I had to.

Not too concerned with it being also oil compatible, but looking for something very well made, efficient, that can burn overnight on one load.

I have an old Victorian place with essentially no insulation. Probably under 3,000 square feet total.

Thanks for any feedback.

I'd be perfectly happy buying something gently used.


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Old 12-19-2008, 08:03 PM   #2
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Your in the right price range , There are a lot of companies these days.

I personally would get a wood furnace its clean.

I would buy new though

I just did a review on Greenwood Hydronic Wood Furnace if your interested

I am just starting to review these , they are nice units for sure


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Old 12-19-2008, 09:15 PM   #3
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I would recommend an outdoor wood boiler with a hydronic coil in the existing furnace or a hydronic fan coil. No smoke or wood mess in your house.
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Old 12-19-2008, 10:19 PM   #4
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You may have to install a different chimney. Also check with your insurance company first.

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