I do alot of infloor and hydronic heating work. I would be interested adding an outdoor wood boiler to my product line..any of you guys know of one manufactured in Canada?
If you do what is your feedback?
Boilers usually last for many decades, but in my experience the desire to stoke a stove tends to die after a scant few years of labor. And a boiler probably is going to consume a lot more wood than the typical stove.
No doubt there are some situations where this might be worthwhile to people, but I'd hesitate to recommend something as labor intensive to people. It's a LOT of work, for what amounts to forever!
My strong bias would be to recommend a nice woodstove, with a boiler fueled by a conventional fuel, or at least a dual wood/oil boiler arrangement.