Wildcat Creek Brick Company

Monday, July 27, 2009

First firing of the wood furnace.

The furnace is complete enough to test fire and run several checks.

Draft thru the flue and chimney is very good. Doors seal off the air ok but could be better. The tank is old and there are a few drip leaks to fix. I filled the tank about 1/4 way with straight water. Its a 250 gal tank. The fire was built up slowly to dry up the brick and mortar joints. Well water is about 59F deg. It took about two hours to get the water really hot. Just below boiling. It shouldnt take as long next time now that the brickwork is dry. Over all it was a success! Now to build the shed to protect it from the weather and finish the tube to the house.

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