Every asset you own will eventually depreciate (except land), but there are important things you can do so your assets HOLD THEIR VALUE and don't depreciate quickly. Consider the following recommendations:
1. Buy Good Initial Quality
2. Do Routine Maintenance
3. Use Only Factory-Recommended Parts and Supplies
4. Follow Recommended Operating Guidelines and Standards
If you do these things with all your assets, you are likely the type of person who creates value, invests wisely, and enjoys a wonderful standard of living. Nice!
This relates to your outdoor wood boiler too! Our goal at OutdoorBoiler.com is to help you enjoy a wonderful life. So, we have provided tremendous resources for your efforts. One of these tools is our "Definitive Outdoor Boiler Ownership Guide" found here.
Another tool we have just recently released is our "Summer Shutdown Checklist - New and Improved for 2022" (attached below). Follow these guidelines and you will create value, and enjoy a wonderful standard of living!
The Ultimate Summer Shutdown Checklist
And of course, we have our articles and other resources listed HERE. Just remember that OutdoorBoiler.com is the Ultimate Resource For Your Outdoor Wood Furnace.
Here are some Maintenance FAQs:
- Why is water treatment important?
The chemical treatment that is used to treat your water coats the inside of the furnace to reduce the effects of corrosion on the metal.
Remember that water starts to eat holes in steel immediately upon contact through rust corrosion. And in order to avoid this, you should properly treat your water with a special chemical that has been formulated to protect the exact grade of steel in your furnace - Liquid Armor Boiler Water Treatment.
- How often do I need to Inspect my Chimney/Flue
Inspect chimney and flue monthly and clean as needed. Clean chimney and flue annually. Perform cleaning and maintenance only when no fire is present in the firebox and ashes are cooled completely.
- Why is ash management important?
If the ash becomes wet it is corrosive to the metal of the outdoor furnace. If the level of ash is too thick in the water box it does not allow for efficient heat transfer to the water in the water jacket of the furnace. The temperature of the water in the jacket is used to heat your house.
- How Important is the Door Rope/Seal?
Inspect door seal fire rope monthly or as needed. Make sure the door seals properly to prevent air from entering the furnace; this will cause the outdoor wood stove to overheat and can cause serious damage to the furnace. If necessary, replace the fire rope.
If necessary, adjust the door for proper fit. Never operate your outdoor wood burner with a fire in it with the door open, except for brief periods while loading wood or removing ash. When replacing the fire rope or adjusting the door for a proper seal, be sure to remove any fuel from the furnace to prevent overheating, since the door may be open for more than a few minutes.
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