Make sure you are look at the total cost rather than just energy cost. If the hybrid unit costs 2X what a high output NG 50 gallon unit does, it is unlikely to recover that difference in energy savi… (View Post)
Overall it looks like a nice clean install. Only issues I see are the undersized bypass and lack of valves to adjust the flow through the bypass piping. I am not sure what the code says about usin… (View Post)
The downside of a coal fired unit is definitely the handling of the coal itself, and the ashes. If that doesn't bother you, read on.
I would forget hand firing. If you really want to power a ste… (View Post)