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Central Boiler 6048 classic (wow)
« on: November 05, 2018, 10:57:53 AM »
This summer I bought a used 6048.  I finally got it hooked up last Friday.  The trench for my water line collapsed due to the 4" rain we got, but got her redug and line laid. 

My house is a log home with a 30' ceiling in the living room where I have a wood stove.  In the basement I have a hot blast wood/coal furnace that I plumbed into my ductwork.  With the above set-up, the north end of my house is still cold and I burn a bunch of wood to maintain a comfortable living room. 

So far with the CB rolling, I have woke up hot with the stat set at 69.  My DHW is hot with a slight pressure decrease.  My wood consumption is surprisingly low.  I keep wanting to check the fire and add wood but the wood from last night was still there this morning and the house was at a toasty 71.

So far this boiler is amazing, I wish I would have installed one earlier. Can't wait to put it to the test in extreme cold weather.

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Re: Central Boiler 6048 classic (wow)
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2018, 05:31:03 AM »
Glad it's working great for you. I hear it all the time- "why didn't we get our OWB years ago".

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Re: Central Boiler 6048 classic (wow)
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2018, 08:28:46 PM »
My 6048 is saving me 10-12 gallons of oil per day. It takes some time to process the wood, but it's all been sawmill slabs or tree service wood.
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Re: Central Boiler 6048 classic (wow)
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2018, 08:57:48 AM »
Join the crowd, most people who correctly install a decent quality OWB quickly fall in love with it. ;D  Be sure you keep up with the water treatments, clean it out in the spring and spray it down with oil and it will be around for a very long time (which it needs to be to pay out)   People I know who didn't like their  OWB either bought an inferior design, inferior underground pipe or hated to cut wood or refused to preform routine maintenance.  Mine is on its 13th heating season and going strong. Up and down our road there are 5 more units in the same age range and 5 happy owners.
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