1982 - Volume #6, Issue #1, Page #28[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Hardy Outside Furnace
"It keeps all smoke, ashes and wood trash out of the house, yet it can be hooked into your present central duct system. We think it's the handiest, most efficient wood heater on the market," says Jerome Hardy, head of Hardy Mfg. in Philadelphia, Miss., manufacturer of the new stove.
What's more, Hardy has hooked up with an Indiana manufacturer to provide a wood-powered air conditioning "chiller", which is powered by the wood heat to cool your house just like an air conditioner. At $9,000 to $10,000, Hardy admits the chiller option is an expensive item but he anticipates good demand, particularly in the South.
The Hardy furnace itself is priced at $1,600, plus heating coils for inside at about $200 apiece. The heater is actually a hot water boiler with a stainless steel firebox completely surrounded by water. The 80 gals. of water in the heater are circulated through 3/4 in. PVC or copper tubing to the home or barn being heated by a 1/3 hp. pump mounted in the heater. The firebox can handle logs up to 30 in. long.
"A big advantage of this furnace over hot air heaters is that hot water heat is more consistent. Once you've got the boiler heated, it will hold its heat for some time even if the fire burns down."
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Hardy Manufacturing Co., Rt. 4, Box 156, Philadelphia, Miss. 39350 (ph 601 656-5866).
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