Kiwi303 (and anyone else) - Marshall Water Heaters

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14 years 1 month ago #12761 by Prim
You had one of these in a previous home, yes?

Did you use it just for hot water, or for radiators as well?

Did you cook inside when it was cranking? Ie, were you WARM?!

I'm not sure why (well, ok, it is cold here today) but I am freezing today!!! I've been speaking and have had price/s from Marshall and really just want to confirm in my head that the decision I'm making to install one is the right decision for us. We're in a clean air zone so am a little limited in what we can install, but I just want to be able to walk around my home in a tee shirt during winter [:I] I like the idea of radiators and wood-fired hot water.

I just need to know that if anything I will be too hot with one of these burning.

TIA!

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14 years 1 month ago #197230 by max2
Prim I had a post on here not long ago about woodfires and wetbacks, and the general consenus seemed to lean towards Metro fires....

They have a good farmers deal on for May, plus their fieldday prices are available from the 9th June.... :p :p

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14 years 1 month ago #197295 by Kiwi303
radiators yep :D even used it to scald pigs :D stuff the box with wood and open the dampers wide and let it boil over :D then run a hose from the wash-house tub hot tap to the front lawn where the pig is lying in a big basin or old bath :D

We had a heater in the kitchen and one in the hall, and they kept the house toasty in the waikato winter, never really needed them out on the coast tho.

Our marshall was the big one that includes the cylinder wrapped around the firebox and chimney, some are merely a waterjacket around the firebox that is then piped to a cylinder somewhere else, often the floor above. My Uncle had one of those set up in the top house I believe? ask MM if her rental has a firebox water heater up there, or is there one in the basement of her house.

You Live and Learn, or you don't Live Long -anon

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14 years 1 month ago #197319 by Jack
Gidday

When we were geriatric hippies, well that's what our son called us, we were living in a caravan while building a house I made a ablution block outta car case bases and had an old electric how water cylinder that I plumbed up to old Henry Marshall's original prototype which he gave me in 1972. I could have a shower within 15 minutes of lighting the fire and it would boil by burning only 3 18inch bits of 6x2.

Bloody great things really.

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14 years 1 month ago #197333 by maggies mum
Replied by maggies mum on topic Kiwi303 (and anyone else) - Marshall Water Heaters
We got a furnace thingy downstairs for heating the water, will have to go look at what it is called though.

As for the top house K303, now it's empty and awaiting new tenants we've taken out the old furnace for the hot water. We're connecting the hot water tank to the mains, putting in a pump, doing away with the gravity feed and putting in water filters. Couldn't really keep it as it was for someone to rent, even though your Aunt did ;) but the she knew how it all worked! lol

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