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Bio mass boiler

Post by golaman » Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:58 am

I am contemplating installing a wood pellet central heating boiler. I would like to hear any views regarding this idea. Has anyone else researched the idea and run with it or on the other hand researched and not run with it.
Any info positive or otherwise appreciated.
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Re: Bio mass boiler

Post by beefy4605 » Sun Mar 20, 2011 9:10 pm

How many choices of suppliers of pellets do you have ? I was under the impression there was only one supplier which isn't a great position to be in if they decide to up the price.
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Re: Bio mass boiler

Post by golaman » Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:29 pm

Yes one of my concerns. The only supplier here is 'Brites' which is based here in Enniskillen. They use waste from the Balcas plant. They also produce on a larger scale in Scotland. Prices vary from £145 per ton collected to £166 delivered. I have been told that a ton equates with 900 litres of oil which at present is £540. It is my intention to call with them this week and investigate further. Surprised there has not been more info on this. Keep it coming folks.
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Re: Bio mass boiler

Post by dino » Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:13 pm

Your demographic here is wrong! Too many youngsters or non-homeowners and not enough radical Greens! Think you need a different forum ;)
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Re: Bio mass boiler

Post by beefy4605 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:56 pm

Obviously not wanting to insult your inteligence - but you have looked into Gasification boilers ? Some of these will run for 12 hours on one fill of wood and have a back boiler that can be used to heat radiators through the house.

http://www.stovesonline.co.uk/wood_burn ... ilers.html
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Re: Bio mass boiler

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Re: Bio mass boiler

Post by SaaX » Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:09 am

I saw a German pellet truck on the Galway roads this morning - is it really possible that it's cheaper to bring the stuff over from Germany? I am shocked. Anyway, you might want to give them a shout to find out the resellers of their stuff: http://www.binderholz.com/en/products/d ... fuels.html

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Re: Bio mass boiler

Post by SaaX » Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:15 am

Btw: if you are interested I could give them a shout to find out - their german might be better than their english ;-)

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Re: Bio mass boiler

Post by golaman » Tue Mar 22, 2011 4:06 pm

Rapidly going off this idea!! I have spoken to a dealer and the initial outlay would be big bucks. No guarantee that the pellets are not going to soar in price due to incoming/existing restrictions on harvesting. Same applies to gasification regarding sourcing adequate timber which to burn should be seasoned for at least 2 years.
Have spoken to a plumber with the local education board and he tells me that three schools here have installed pellet systems and are not happy with the result.
Thanks for the info and your advice Dino. I wouldn't call myself radical green but concerned more about the pounds in my wallet!! Cheers all.
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