Wednesday, December 5, 2012

New Outdoor Wood Furnace!

Ever since we moved to our new house in Grand Blanc, we have
 been planning to get an outdoor wood-fired boiler for primary heating source.

Well, we have finally had one put in! 

It is made by Heiss Heaters, a company based out of Grand Rapids.

Here are some pics of the installation prep:

Getting forms ready for the pad

We used 40 bags of cement

We dug a trench from the cement pad to the house for the water line

We love the Ditch Witch!

Everybody pull!

We also have been cutting and stacking many cords of wood for the heater :)
We have around 10 cords of wood currently...

Cutting wood in the back forty....

Our work truck really has come in handy

The lumberjacks - with a very, very small portion of  our firewood :)

The installation: 

Laying the pipe in the trench

The boiler weighs 7,500 lbs.

"How big can we go?"

Can you see us? Between stacks of firewood?!?

We are thankful that the Lord provided the resources for this money-saving
furnace, which will enable us to be better stewards of what we have been given.


  1. Those furnaces are great! I've always thought it would be neat to put one in at our house... Problem is, we don't have any heating ducts.

    We do heat with wood though, we use a wood stove. Have for the past six years!

  2. Thanks so much for sharing this, great job! This past winter was my first experience with an outdoor wood furnace and the family and I couldn't have been happier with the results. It has saved me a lot of money and it has kept me warm through a pretty harsh winter.