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How do you convert a manually controlled outdoor wood boiler to an automatically controlled wood boi

zacthepac Member Posts: 1
I have a manually controlled outdoor wood boiler and i want to make it

so i never have to go outside to adjust it ever again, so what do I

need? An aquastat with a blower? do i need to buy a well for the

aquastat? do i need an aquastat controller? How do i hook up an

automatic damper? and how does all of this tie into a thermostat? Would

it be cheaper to install a clip on aquastat? Help me out here guys.


  • meplumber
    meplumber Member Posts: 678
    Sorry dude.

    There is no way in the world that you will get that kind of information from me.

    Boilers, especially solid fuel, are UL listed with specific equipment and conversion from that equipment to anything else may violate that listing.

    Personally, as a Master Solid Fuel Technician, I wouldn't touch it without a very detailed and stamped instruction from the manufacturer. And even with that I might not do it.

    Outdoor wood boilers are oversold in my opinion. I have seen more disasters from poorly installed outdoor wood boilers than from any other type.

    Good luck to you.
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