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We proudly re-purpose a 500 gallon propane tank into a firebox. By doing this, we save you approximately $900.00 in new material and labor. Propane tanks are 3/8” thick, one of the thickest fireboxes available! The tanks are rated for over 215 PSI, which is way more than needed. The water jacket is 3/16” mild steel and spray foamed for better insulation. The large, steel 24” x 24” door is fiberglassed insulated. Chimney is 8' schedule 40 steel, 3/8” thick. Welds are 100% penetration.
What It Can Heat
Many heating options available:
- Domestic Hot Water
- Existing Boilers
- In-Floor Heat
- Forced Air Furnaces
- Multiple Buildings
How It Heats
The Ridgewood outdoor furnace is a natural draft system. It burns wood and heats the water that is in the water jacket. The water jacket
completely surrounds the firebox. Water is pumped through insulated line that is buried in the ground and attaches to a furnace coil that is mounted in the duct work of your home. When your home calls for heat, only the furnace blower turns on, blowing air through the furnace coil and heating your house with the heat created in your wood stove.
Everyday, before you load wood into your stove, you will want to pull the ash and coal pile to the front of your firebox. Make it into a heaping pile, then load wood on and behind the coal pile. The fire will burn through the coal pole and into the wood burning coal, to ash much better.
Another benefit of raking ashes forward each day is that it will make it easier when you need to empty the ashes, ever 4-6 weeks. The ashes will already be in the front, and more of the firebox is available for heat transfer to the water jacket. This will make your stove work faster and burn less wood! If you allow your firebox to fill half way up with ashes, you will minimize the heat transfer area and will have a tough time finding room for wood.
The Ridgewood Stove is made out of mild steel, and you know mild steel left untreated will corrode. We use Sodium Nitrate for corrosion protection. Basically, Sodium Nitrate removes oxygen, and without oxygen there ill be no corrosion.
We maintain the levels of Sodium Nitrate by requesting two water samples, from the water jacket, per year. The test is free, we are checking the dilution of Sodium Nitrate so we can let you know when you need more. On average you will need to add half a gallon per year, which will cost you about $20.00.
Workmanship covered for one year
Corrosion: Years 1-5 100%, Years 6-10 50%
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Ridgewood Stove is U.L. Tested. It is the buyers responsibility to check their local and state laws.
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