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If you’ve been searching for information on outdoor wood furnaces, you’ve come to the right place. I’m Randy and I know these boiler systems inside and out. This website features all of the key elements of a good outdoor wood heating system, so feel free to read through all the details or call if you have questions. If you are serious about making a good investment, especially concerning fuel independence and options, I can help. Give me a call today! (608) 399-4847[/pullquote]
Features to look for in the BEST OUTDOOR WOOD FURNACE are…
- A firebox that is made out of high quality 1/4″ mild steel. Quarter inch is the right thickness. That is why a good firebox won’t rust through, split, crack or warp!
- Remember, steel can be too thick to efficiently transfer heat, which is why we recommend using a 1/4″ firebox. If the firebox is made out of steel thicker than that, heat will take longer than necessary to transfer to the water in the boiler.
- An Electronic Control System (ETC). A precise controller provides one convenient center for operating the temperature settings, blower, reset, water level indicator and night light all with an easy-to-read digital display.
- A forced air fan. Some wood boiler makes and models don’t have this. The best furnaces will have a fan that blows air through the front door into the side of the fire.
- A good warranty! The best will have at least a 5 year warranty for the firebox and a 2 year warranty that covers parts AND labor! Many warranties only cover parts or you have to ship the furnace back to the manufacturer!
- Buy your furnace from a reputable source. Make sure you don’t buy your furnace off of eBay. An eBay outdoor wood furnace may not come with the factory warranty and you will not get the same customer service!
We have a complete walkthrough of the WoodMaster 4400 boiler which you can watch below.
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|Manufacturer/Brand||Firebox Thickness Information taken from their website|
|Wood Master||Offers high quality 1/4″ mild steel|
|Nature’s Comfort||1/4″ mild steel along with the option to go 3/8″|
|Shaver Outdoor Wood Furnace||Thicker than 1 Gauge! .427″ OVER 4/10th of an inch thick!|
|The Homesteader||7 gauge or approx. .1793″|
|Lil’House Outside Wood Heater||16 gauge .060″|
|Mahoning||(approx 3 gauge) .250″|
|Hydro Fire||10 gauge .1345″|
|Hardy||Uses both 14 gauge .0747″ and 16 gauge (Firebox, Water Tank, Base, Ash Bin, and Doors)|
|Heatmor||10 gauge .1345″|
|Aqua Therm||Models 275 and 345 have a 3/16″ (0.1875″) model 145 has a 1/8″ .125″ (11 gauge)|
|Pro-Fab Industries Empyre Wood Burning Furnace||10 gauge .1345″|
|Taylor||Models 275 and 345 have a 3/16 (0.1875″) firebox, and the model 145 has a 1/8 (.125″)|
|Bryan Furnace||1/4″ (.250″) and 10 gauge (.1345″) combo|
|Central Boiler||Their website only says “heavy gauge” but forums say 1/4″ or .250″|
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We custom build every best exterior outdoor furnace for you, so when you order you can specify your choice of several great colors and several other combinations!
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Our best outdoor wood boiler is SO strong, we can suspend it from the top alone! (where the circular hole is) You can also lift the furnace with a forklift from the bottom.
This is how we move and load every one of them!!
With a 10-YEAR WARRANTY!
Building Quality Wood Furnaces Since 1989
Our WM 4400 Best Outdoor Wood Furnace Rated to Heat up to 5000 sq. ft.
If your buildings are insulated with good windows and you use a dry seasoned hardwood, your burn times are usually 12 to 24 hours depending on the temperature setting in your building.
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Get the Bugs, Dirt, Wood and Smoke outside.
Your lungs will love you and your Insurance Company will too! Many people are getting lower insurance rates.
We feel we build the safest, best wood furnace. We have the BEST PRICES and a Very Friendly Staff to help you every step of the way.
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Extra large, waist high loading door. No more bending over, straining your back to load wood! Lever action latch for easy closing and safety A PROVEN design! ALL furnaces come with a switch on and off light on the front for making wood loading easier at night!
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Think the door’s not big enough?
The door is more then big enough for anything you can lift into the furnace!
24″ W x 24″ H for the WoodMaster 4400!
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1/4″ Thick High Quality Mild Steel Round Firebox With Few Welds
Few welds in the cylinder that makes up the firebox so it doesn’t weaken the structure, break or warp. It is made of a solid piece of tubular steel! It will not RUST through with proper water treatment! Will not split and crack like Stainless Steel from the expansion and contraction!
We also have an ash auger system! Some other makers don’t even have a method to remove ashes!! That makes it HARD to clean out! You have to let the fire die down or move the burning wood aside to scoop out hot ashes. OUCH!
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Wood is a natural, renewable energy resource. Think of wood as solar energy that has been stored in trees! You can harvest it from your own land or buy it locally, which keeps the value in your neighborhood instead of being given to a big energy company far away.[/pullquote]
Actual photo of a fire inside our firebox only minutes after reloading with wood!
Firebox size is 38″ x 44″, 1/4″ thick. It is totally surrounded with 117 gallons of water, absorbing the maximum amount of heat possible!
Comes with the option for heating FOUR zones in total for heating a Home AND a shop / garage / apartment / pool / hot tub and MUCH more!
Efficient engineering saves you money
A – Fan-induced draft allows faster water temperature recovery
B – Smart heat baffle reduces exhaust escaping out fuel door and minimizes heat loss through chimney, plus reduces stack temperatures up to 53 percent in the closed position
C – Exterior light for ease at night
D – Thick R38 fiberglass insulation provides non-flammable, secure water jacket wrap. Insulated shell keeps heat in and maintains cool-to-the-touch exterior Round is in WoodMaster’s innovative round chamber design provides optimum internal air movement and water circulation for even heat transfer and more efficient burn. This design also offers: WoodMaster’s exclusive design incorporates key features that maximize Btu delivered to your home. This gives you more usable heat while minimizing cutting and filling time—all with consistently comfortable home heating.
E – Free-standing design eliminates need for a concrete slab and allows year-round installation
F – Large front doors for easier loading and cleaning, plus doors stay cool to the touch Large rear door provides easy access for plumbing, multiple hookups and maintenance
G – Ash auger (optional) eliminates shoveling ash and hot coals from the furnace, plus optimizes performance with an air scoop built into the grate that diverts air under the fire
FORCED AIR INSTALLATION KIT – Typical (items in this kit are listed to the right)
We also offer a RADIANT HEAT INSTALLATION KIT and a BASEBOARD INSTALLATION KIT
Installation Kit For Forced Air Contents
40′ – 1″ red PEX
20′ – 3/4″ red PEX
1 – 1″ MPT x PEX valve
1 – 3/4″ MPT x PEX valve
1 – 1 x 1 x 3/4 PEX T
3 – 1″ PEX x MPT fitting
2 – 1″ PEX x Fem Sweat fitting
2 – 1″ PEX couplings
12 – 1″ PEX cinch clamps
3 – 3/4″ PEX cinch clamps
1 – PEX cinch tool
4 – 1/2 gal boiler treatment
1 – Boiler Treatment Test Kit
1 – 20 plate water to water heat exchanger
1 – water to air heat exchanger
50′ – Platinum 3 Wrap Insulated red&blue 1″ Pipe (pex pipe also has LIFETIME warranty!)
The cost for the above kit is $1,100.00 Also, anything past the 50 feet of pex that is included, add $6.00/ft to the $1,100.00
Choose from a wide variety of colors for our WoodMaster boilers! Retail prices listed include the standard colors below. Please contact Randy for more information on other colors
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Questions about Stainless Steel answered
Do you build with stainless steel?
No, we don’t build stainless for several really good reasons. Our furnaces last longer than stainless with MANY furnaces still in use from day one!!
1. Mild steel transfers heat better than stainless does.
2. Stainless is a great sales feature, but little else, since most companies use cheap stainless, like a car’s exhaust system. There are many grades of stainless out there.
3. Since stainless is so expensive, the fireboxes are made really thin. Some are no thicker than the metal in a 55 gallon barrel or the thickness of a trailer fender!! That’s why you see so many split and broken apart.
4. Stainless is more prone to stress cracks, so why use it?
5. Unless the stainless is retreated after welding, you’ve lost all of it’s properties through the heating of the metal. And it’s being welded to mild steel anyway, so what’s the use?
Like I said, it’s a great sales feature but our 1/4″ high quality mild steel furnace heats better, doesn’t crack and split – and lasts longer! If stainless was better, we’d surely be using it.
We support WoodMaster at Wood Heating Solutions LLC
WoodMaster furnaces are manufactured and distributed by Northwest Manufacturing of Red Lake Falls, Minnesota. Since 1989, the company has built industry-leading outdoor furnaces, continually finding innovative uses of natural energy and alternative fuel sources for smart savings from good natured dealers.
Randy will help you find the right WoodMaster furnace for your heating requirements, balancing WoodMaster’s capabilities with your needs. Randy is certified and participates in the required continuing education program to maintain WoodMaster’s industry leadership. He also carries a full line of parts and accessories and provides attentive, expert service at installation and throughout the life of each furnace. Contact Randy today at (608) 399-4847!
Randy works directly with expert company technicians to design the best system for each customer. He offers schematics, CAD drawings and other assistance. The complete system design technical support helps complete larger, complex projects more smoothly, quickly and efficiently.
We’re part of the solution
Randy and WoodMaster’s leadership team collaborates with other furnace manufacturers and governing entities in many states to establish and adhere to emissions standards. Our leaders are helping set the standards for clean, efficient furnaces. Northwest Manufacturing also offers HeatLink in-floor radiant heat, StatLink temperature control, PureLink water distribution, SnowMelt and other systems.