no gas in the area so if i go with oil and use a direct vent i will go with the forced hot air because thats what he wants.hes been using oil for the past 10 years and he is stuck on it.he is also putting in a fire place so what ever is put in will not be used that much in the evening. canti over size the tripple wall chimney and use that for both the fire place and the furnace.
You can not common vent a fireplace and a furnace in the same flue. No way, no how.
As someone mentioned already, you can run a seperate A-vent chimney up the same wood framed chase as the fireplace chimney.
yea i kinda knew that just wasnt sure im only a 4 year man
ihavent done but maybe half dozen oil burners there any real demand for them anymore.
While only 6% of the country heats with oil, about 50% of the N.E. still uses it. What about an oil fired package unit?
You really should do the two or even a three flue chimney. You have a basement for the clean outs and a log home deserves a wood / coal stove with forced air and thermostat controlled. You will wish you did it.
I have a chubby wood coal forced air and it could warm the log home all day with about a 1/2 5 gallon buck of coal.
Re: Complete Design and Selection
Oil provides 140,000 BTU per gallon, is that what was used in the numbers above? Doesn't appear so.
Originally posted by dan sw fl
Originally posted by coolcray3
Im in N.J. ...
helping my brother inlaw put up log cabin
It is going to have AC also.
The problem is that there is no natural gas to the area and
we cant decide on direct vent oil burner or heat pump.
Electric $0.12/ kW
$3.52 per Therm straight electric
with C.O.P. 3.0
$1.17 per Therm effective down to balance point (25-30'F).
Oil $2.00/gallon ...
90,000 BTUh IN x 90% Efficiency = 80,000 or 0.8 Therm
=$2.50 Per therm
Oil costs ~2X electric heat pump at >~25'F
Electric Aux Heat at < 20'F will cost More.
A heat pump does not work well in Connecticut (for heating purposes that is), I suspect having a HP in NJ is not much better.