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The Heat Boffinator

Presenting an experimental heating appliance with the following attributes:

  • Power Ventilation ensures adequate draft tested to 10 pascals negative pressure
  • Multi Fuel
  • >99 percent of combustion heat into living space for high efficiency
  • sealed combustion chamber = very low interior emissions
  • low temperature / low emission exhaust
  • quick modular disassembly for easy cleaning and maintenance
  • pre heated fresh air intake
  • 1000+ hours in use operation

The Heat Boffinator

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The main working components [modified] are

  • Morso 1410 “Squirrel” wood burning stove [mod= functional lower vent]
  • Magic Heat Air to Air heat Exchanger [mod = 120F thermal switch and wiring changes]
  • Tjernlund AD-1 – Auto-Draft Draft Inducer [mod = mechanical ]
  • 2″x5.7″ circular catalytic converter module [no mod]

Filed under:  Green Living, Alternative Energy, High Efficiency Heating, Low Cost Heating, Wood burning Stove, Morso 1410 Squirrel, DIY, smart energy

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  1. THEPhantom
    April 30, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    Holy Moly ! ! ! A labor of love for sure. I can’t imagine the hours you’ve put into this and . . . . this is beautiful and “artfully” done. Kudos dude. Ummmmm, you don’t have OCD do ya?

  2. John Fitzgerald
    May 1, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    On the Boffinator, have you had issues with creosote buildup or does the catalytic converter eliminate or reduce that buildup?

    • May 11, 2013 at 6:24 pm

      The catalytic converter does reduce the buildup, but it is also subject to a buildup.

      During the first season of operation, the system required one takedown for cleaning. We were also burning a lot of pine, green wood and used oils. The disassembly is fast given the modular design. Complete disassembly takes less than five minutes, and cleaning consists of wiping down the inside of the upper chimney assembly and the through the wall chimney with a brush or rag.

  3. Seaman
    May 11, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    How to order the system…and the cost?

    • May 11, 2013 at 6:21 pm

      It’s not for sale. The post is instructional in nature should any other experimenters wish to use elements of this proven design.

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