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Offline PJS

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Replacing a wood/oil furnace
« on: February 11, 2020, 04:43:22 PM »
As the title suggests, I have to look at replacing the wood/oil furnace in the farm house we are buying. The wood stove on main floor and the oil tank passed inspection. The furnace in the basement did not. 

Iíve found them available in Canada through Napoleon, Newmac, and PSG.

Hoping some of you good folks might be able to pass on any wisdom/experiences or other options that havenít appeared on my radar. 

Thanks in advance! 

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Re: Replacing a wood/oil furnace
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2020, 06:01:57 PM »
I had a propane/wood/coal furnace but for the life of me I can't remember the name. But what I do remember that it wasn't very efficient as far as the propane part. I put in a wood boiler and then a regular propane furnace use the wood till the end of March then flip on the propane. 

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Re: Replacing a wood/oil furnace
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2020, 07:35:52 PM »
Check with the county, you may be required to upgrade to propane or natural gas.
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Re: Replacing a wood/oil furnace
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2020, 08:48:15 AM »
I sold and installed Napoleon wood combo furnaces for a few years and they performed decent if you have a good distributor for parts / warranty issues etc. Depending on where you are at I would suggest gas ( 92% eff +/ -) and direct vent with plastic pipe with a wood furnace separate with just the duct work twinned in.  Pretty simple for a decent duct guy to fabricate. Propane is very efficient and is pretty inexpensive right now. ( Depending on where you are located )  
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Re: Replacing a wood/oil furnace
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2020, 10:38:41 AM »
I've had a newmac wood / electric since 2001 /. Its had no trouble keeping us warm even on the coldest nights . We heat mainly with wood unless we have to go away in the winter which doesn't happen to often .Its served us well but we have to change this summer as I am unable to cut firewood any more .scouter Joe

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