How to Start a Fire in a Wood Boiler
During the colder months of the year, one of my regular tasks is keeping the fire going in the wood boiler. Keeping a fire going is not hard. Even if you let the fire go out it is simple enough to get it going again. You can make it easy on yourself by saving the paper you would normally throw away to use as a fire starter. Get your paper burning then add small pieces of kindling. Let that start to burn and then add your larger logs or pieces of wood.
Be careful. It is easy to singe your hair if you are not paying attention…
I use paper that I don’t want to go out in the regular trash.
We usually use firewood we have cut ourselves. But, this year we bought pallets of discarded wood from the handle mill in our town. Buying wood this way is a great option because it is cheap, 10.00/bundle. It is already cut and wrapped. They load it on our trailer, and we unload it with the tractor when we get it home. We bought 12 bundles, and all we have to do is chainsaw the boards in half, so they fit in the wood burning boiler.
Things to Remember:
- My unit uses water to circulate the heat so I have to make sure the water tank stays full.
- This process involves fire…it will burn you.
- Don’t forget to load wood before you go to bed.
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