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Vedolux Lambda 450

Discussion in 'OWB's and Gasification Boilers' started by campinspecter, Jan 1, 2021.

  1. campinspecter

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    Thanks for the link...I didn't take the time to look it up on your other thread over there.

    Lambda control...:yes::yes::yes:
    If someone ever makes a lambda control forced air wood furnace, Ima hafta upgrade I do believe...:)
     
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    I had also considered the Froling Lambda but it required 240 volts. We get a lot of power outages here and my Honda 2200 I is only 120 volts.
     
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    Will you put the Jetstream(s) up for sale then?
     
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    Yes I will. There is already someone who has expressed a interest, but more than likely will sell the base and blower to someone who wants to keep theirs going.

    I should read more carefully. #528 went to the landfill and this one, #175 will be sold.
     
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    The Boiler arrived!
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    Used the winch on the woodsplitter for a brake to lower down the hill. Woodwidow operated the winch and I steered the pallet jack.
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    The steep part of the hill.
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    Made it down the steep part.
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    Used this winch to pull it back up hill and into the basement. Woodwidow again ran the winch and I steered the pallet jack.
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    Got within 4 feet of the patio door, then had to take out the pallet jack and put it back under from the other end.
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    Now we put the small pallet jack under the upper pallet and left the bottom pallet behind.
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    In the basement.
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    The box around the boiler removed. Smokeless Heat did a really good job of crating the boiler.
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    Nicely done! I admire your well thought out "git-r-dun" way of doing things! Work smart, not hard :handshake:
     
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    So will you wait until summer to do the swap, or just charge up your storage tank(s) and go to it? I don't recall if you have backup heat or not...
     
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    Wow, having a good plan, the right tools, and a lifetime's worth of experience got the job done! No bad moments I hope. Looking forward to seeing the rest of the project, too!
     
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    Going to do it right away, there maybe somebody whose interested in the Jetstream . We have an electric boiler for back up.
     
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    The unveiling of the new boiler.
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    The next project was the removal of the concrete sill between the boiler room and workshop area. It will make moving boilers in and out of the boiler so much easier. campinspecter started with the first hammer we rented and it was obviously going to take a while once he got to the original concrete wall.

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    So we went back to the rental place (45 mins away) and picked up this one. It took campinspecter about an hour to get the job done. Clean up took longer than the actual job.

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    Now to move everything out of the boiler room and find a place for it elsewhere. Fortunately we don't have a big load of firewood to move back out.
     

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    Can't tell from those pics if the jackhammered concrete is at/below the existing floor level...if it still has high spots, and you want it down level, you can get a diamond cup wheel for a 6-8" angle grinder that will take that down smooth in a couple minutes...you will want to get one that has the adapter on the guard to attach a shopvac hose to...help keep the dust mess down. The rental place should have this stuff.
    We have the Makita version of that breaker/hammer at work...it works great for jobs like this! :yes:
     
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    After I get the Jetstream out and the Vedolux into the boiler room, the 9 1/2 inch sill will be re-poured. It serves as a dam to keep to keep any escaping boiler water in the boiler room. The floor in the boiler room is 2 1/2 inches higher than the floor in the basement.
     
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    When you get a chance, could you take a pic of the inside. Thanks
     
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    Here they are .
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    I may have missed it.. did the jet stream die? I thought you had just installed the “new” one relatively recently. How did the two do relative to each other performance wise? That new unit certainly looks nice..
     
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    The second Jetstream 175 is in good condition. I guess it can be called two footitis. The Jetstream has a small firebox and has to be feed every hour and a half. The new boiler holds 5 cubic feet of softwood which works out to be 117 lbs of wood or around 800,000 BTUs of heat. At 75% efficiency it gives around 600,000 BTUs of heat to storage, so one loading of wood should heat our storage tank. So I can load the new one, light it and go away and when it runs out of wood it will shut itself down -no reliance on timers. The Jetstream may be a little more efficient.
     
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    That makes perfect sense to me.. Thank you and good luck with the installation.. can’t wait to see some pics...
     
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