Logwood Vs. Yukon Eagle Multi Fuel Furnaces

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Post by canadianexpat » Sat. Feb. 26, 2011 11:15 am

sirs.
Asking everyons opinion on either of these two coal, wood & oil furnaces I see for sale like the idea of a single flue vs putting up a second chimney, need points of view on the pros & cons on these two furnaces..

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Post by franco b » Tue. Mar. 01, 2011 5:25 pm

You could power vent an oil furnace and use the existing chimney for a coal furnace. Anything intended for wood generally has too large a combustion chamber for wood and works badly for coal.

 
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Post by Rob R. » Tue. Mar. 01, 2011 5:31 pm

I know people that happily burn wood in the Logwood unit, but no one I know burns coal in them. Same thing for the Yukon, but I remember someone posting on here a few years ago that was very unhappy with Yukon's shaker grates. If I recall correctly, the grates kept breaking.


 
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Post by canadianexpat » Thu. Mar. 03, 2011 4:06 pm

strange you say that about coal in the logwood, had great sucesss & heart ache by sometimes getting the house too hot, remided it by draft guage, (MANOMETER) & added a humidifier, my logwood continues to fire on coal very well, 7 heats quite good, mine is a ycof22, takes about 80lbs to fill it for the evening, & then 40 lbs every day, take out cynders twice morning & night.

the yukon, shaker greats breaking!!! can you elanorate more!

 
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Post by Rob R. » Thu. Mar. 03, 2011 4:20 pm

You misunderstood my comment about the logwood. I didn't mean that it wouldn't burn coal well, just that I don't personally know anyone doing it. A quick search revealed a few members burning coal in Logwood's:

The Logwood Boiler

Too Much Ash

More info on the broken grates in the Yukon:

Yukon-Eagle Multi-Fuel Furnace

Overdue Post on My VF3000 Boiler!!!

 
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Post by canadianexpat » Thu. Mar. 03, 2011 5:16 pm

interesting stories, some like the yukon & others hate it, but all boils down to how much you put the unit through, the shaker grates in the yukon, its a show stopper, know if they ever rectified this problem/ I'm looking at it because of the seperate oil burner chamber over the logwood unit, logwood unit on oil about 70% if that even with a riello burner. wonder about the NEWMAC UNITS AS WELL.


 
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Post by Cyber36 » Fri. Mar. 04, 2011 1:38 pm

lOVE MY lOGWOOD!! Got her down pat now.............

 
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Post by canadianexpat » Fri. Mar. 04, 2011 4:16 pm

yes agree, like it beacue the shaker grates are robust, no signs of failure, however on oil they area dog, still looking, the yukon looks flimsey & prone to share grate breakage from what I hear, have been advised agaist it, the keystoker warm air furnace on pulverized coal, & an oil gun looks better, still have not heard anything about the newmac furnaces though....another one from Nova scotia.

 
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Post by DennisH » Fri. Mar. 25, 2011 11:13 am

I had a Yukon Eagle IV installed this year, got it online in February. I love it with a passion. I'd toyed with a propane-wood-coal Eagle I, but since I had a perfectly good, newer propane furnace in the house already, I simply got the wood/coal version piped into my existing ducting. I had to have a new, separate chimney installed, which set me back about $2500, but once I fired up the furnace I was thrilled with how well it heated, both on nut coal or wood. I've also read about the shaker grate issues, in that the shaker lugs (there are two, one for each grate) have broken on some users furnaces. The only thing I can say is that parts support by the company is superb, although I've never had a problem yet with mine. I have a 2500 sqft house in the U.P of Michigan, where it can get nippy. Also have 15-25 foot vaulted ceilings in my great room, and it still keeps the temps a very comfortable 75degF even on the coldest, windy days so far this year. I like it! :D :D

 
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Post by lourod » Mon. Nov. 22, 2021 11:48 am

i know this is old thread shaker grates on yukon.get 10.00$ grinder grind square knobs on cast grates where solider pieces broke off not a big deal.

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