Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Saturday Open Houses

We will be having two Saturday Open House Events in September and October.

Date: September 26th, 2015
Time: 8:00 am to Noon
Place: 4 Britton Lane, Lyme, NH 03768

Date: October 17th, 2015
Time: 8:00 am to Noon
Place: 4 Britton Lane, Lyme, NH 03768
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Mark us on your calendars:

  • Learn how you can take control of your heating bill with Local Fuel.
  • Incentives available in NH, VT, MA, and NY.
  • See a boiler in operation.
  • Talk with an expert.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

The First Fröling T4 Wood Chip Boilers Have Arrived

The first Fröling T4 boilers have arrived and are being installed. The T4 is a 500,000 Btu/hr. commercial grade boiler that can burn both wood chips or wood pellets. This installation is at the Sharon Elementary School, located in Sharon, VT.

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Friday, September 4, 2015

Putting Pellets Away Article

Putting Pellets Away article is located here.

This article is a nice overview about point of use wood pellet fuel storage and is worth a read for anyone considering switching to heating with wood pellets. Several industry experts we know and trust are quoted in the article and what they have to say about wood pellet storage is spot-on in our opinion.

11214299_1110986658913937_3225069413954870543_nIt is worth noting that the article misses an important segment of fuel storage, custom built storage, which is usually built as a special interior room in a basement. Custom storage is usually built from plywood and often utilizes sloping sides that cause pellets to flow to a central auger or to suction pickups. Building custom pellet storage requires fastidious attention to air and dust sealing at all seams and especially at access doors. Custom bins are durable and provide a unique opportunity to create storage in spaces that won't accommodate factory built cloth or steel bins. We have even seen ingenious bins built in old jail cells and integrated in hose drying towers in firehouses.

csm_Pellets-Saugsystem_RS_4_RS_8__79d4729d4eIt is also worth noting that manufacturers of heating boilers are constantly improving technology used to convey pellets from the bulk storage bin to the boiler. Fröling is introducing a new fuel pickup system that uses up to 8 suction points mounted on a flat floor. By eliminating the need for sloping sides in a custom storage bin, approximately 25% or more fuel can be stored in the bin.

There are many other tricks of the trade not mentioned in the article. We recommend consulting with an experienced installer before installing any fuel storage, though the industry is still young, many installers have 10-15 years of experience in the trade and have learned much in that time. Many of those industry experts have been working to create wood pellet delivery and storage standards. These documents are still in progress, but there is an active effort to standardize the industry.

 http://www.biomassmagazine.com/artic…/…/putting-pellets-away

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Fuel Storage located in a Congregational Church built in 1787.

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Fuel storage located in an available narrow location.

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Fuel storage in the basement of an old school house.

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Fuel storage in the drying tower of a fire department.

Modern Wood Heat Forum-Montshire Museum, Norwich, VT

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Hydronics for High Efficiency Biomass Boilers Training

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Which would you choose?