OUTDOOR WOOD FURNACE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do Crown Royal Stoves outdoor wood furnaces, indoor / outdoor coal boilers work?
The Crown Royal Stove is located outside (normally 20 to 300 feet away) next to your fuel storage for convenience. The water jacket surrounds the firebox, heating the water which is circulated to your home or/and other buildings through insulated underground pipes. After the underground pipes are run into your furnace room a heat exchanger is plumbed, either water-to-water or water-to-air, and transfers heat to your forced air furnace, baseboard or radiant in-floor heating system. These systems are thermostatically controlled so you get an even heat throughout your home or business. LEARN MORE HERE.

 

Are Crown Royal Stoves outdoor wood furnaces, indoor / outdoor coal boilers pressurized?
NO. All Crown Royal Stoves are non pressurized systems that are open to the atmosphere.

 

How much does a Crown Royal Stoves outdoor wood furnaces, indoor / outdoor coal boilers cost? 
Pricing varies depending on model, shipping and installation parts. Models start at $6,300.

 

How much does it cost to install Crown Royal Stoves outdoor wood furnaces, indoor / outdoor coal boilers?
Pricing varies depending on your wants and needs. Simple installs that are close to your home start at $1,200.

 

How long will it take to install my Crown Royal Stoves outdoor wood furnaces, indoor / outdoor coal boilers
It all depends on how many buildings you are going to heat and if you are hooking into an existing heat source. A typical install can be completed in the same day, though some installs will require additional time.

 

Can I install my Crown Royal Stoves outdoor wood furnaces, indoor / outdoor coal boilers on my own?
YES. Many of our customer’s install their own stove. All you need are the tools and some experience, plus we have an excellent technical support team that can help you with any questions you have.

 

Can I install my Crown Royal Stoves outdoor wood furnace / coal boiler in the winter?
YES. Our brand of underground insulated pipe can withstand temperatures far below 0 degrees. You simply lay your underground pipe on top of the ground and snow and finish your install when the ground is no longer frozen.

 

How far should I install my Crown Royal Stoves outdoor wood furnace / coal boiler away from my home? 
Make sure you ask your insurance company. Most require 25 feet away from your residence.

 

What type of applications can I heat with my Crown Royal Stoves outdoor wood furnaces, indoor / outdoor coal boilers
The options are just about endless. Residential Homes, Pools/Hot Tubs, Domestic Hot Water, Radiant In-Floor Heating, Commercial Buildings, Greenhouses, Garages & Workshops, Barns & Agricultural Buildings, Snow Melt, ETC. The only application you cannot heat with a Crown Royal Stove is a one (1) line steam.

 

Can I heat more than one building with Crown Royal Stoves outdoor wood furnace, indoor / outdoor coal boiler?
YES. If you have more than two, dual line, insulated underground pipes, you can plumb everything into a hydronic heating manifold on your supply and return lines. Remember to stay within the BTU limits listed for your specific model.


Can I install a Crown Royal Stoves inside a building? 
We have an indoor coal boiler model that can be installed inside a garage or outbuilding, but not to be installed in primary residences or attached garages to primary residences.

 

What type of fuel can I burn in Crown Royal Stoves? 
Each model varies but the most common form of fuel used in our furnaces is wood, coal and corn.

 

How much wood will I go through in one season with an outdoor wood furnace?
Depending on the square footage of the building you are heating will depend on the amount of wood used. An average sized home will take approximately 6-10 cords of wood per heating season.

 

What is the maximum length of wood I can use in my outdoor wood furnace?
Depending on the Crown Royal Stoves model purchased, you will be able to use 24"-36" lengths of wood.

 

Do I need to split all my wood before loading it into my outdoor wood furnace?
NO. Splitting your wood primarily helps increase the dry time and dry wood produces more BTUs per pound. We do not recommend using green or wet wood in your unit.

 

What do I do with the wood ash from my Crown Royal Stoves outdoor wood furnace?
Crown Royal Stoves Pristine Gasification Series produce very little ash, as they have an combustion efficiency of 94%. It is recommended that your ash be placed in a metal container to cool before proper disposal. Many customers use some ash from their outdoor wood furnace in their garden, flower bed, or on their lawn.

 

What parts are needed for installing a typical outdoor wood furnace, indoor / outdoor coal boiler for first time installs? 
Installation parts used for a first time installation are insulated underground pipe, heat exchangers, pumps, pex piping, and plumbing fittings.

 

Can I operate my outdoor wood furnace or coal boiler without a rain cap?
YES. Although we do recommend using a cloverleaf rain cap to increase the longevity of your outdoor furnace. When your outdoor furnace is not in use we suggest on placing a bucket over the chimney.

 

Do I have to purchase anti-freeze? 
NO. If you go through a heat exchanger and have a backup system in place you can leave the pump run. If you are going to be gone for a long period of time, it is recommended to use anti-freeze or completely drain your system.

 

Can I operate my outdoor wood furnace / coal boiler during warmer months?
All Crown Royal Stoves are a non pressurized, air tight, fan forced combustion system which allows the system to not over heat. In fact, many of our outdoor wood furnace / coal boiler owners use their unit in late spring or early fall.

 

Should I have a back-up heating system in place? 
YES. You should always have some sort of back-up heat in place.

 

Why is water quality so important? 
To ensure the maximum efficiency and longevity of Crown Royal Stoves outdoor wood furnaces, indoor / outdoor coal boilers, treating your system with Control Chemical will prevent corrosion and scale buildup. LEARN MORE HERE.

 

Why is 409 Titanium Enhanced Stainless Steel the superior choice? And why has Crown Royal Stoves always used it? 
409 Stainless Steel is commonly used for its’ corrosion resistance, high heat tolerances, it has the best thermal expansion, and excellent heat transfer capabilities. Unlike other stove manufacturers, Crown Royal Stoves have always used 409 Titanium Enhanced Stainless Steel because of its’ properties and the applications we are using the steel in. LEARN MORE HERE.

 

How long will my Crown Royal Stoves outdoor wood furnaces, indoor / outdoor coal boilers last? 
This can vary depending on the care and maintenance performed on your stove. If you take good care of your stove they can last 30 or more years.

 

How long is Crown Royal Stoves outdoor wood furnaces, indoor / outdoor coal boilers warranty? 
20 Year Limited Warranty but if you repurchase a Crown Royal Stoves after the twentieth year, we will give you 10% off your stove. LEARN MORE HERE.

 

Who can I contact for tech support with my outdoor wood furnace / coal boiler?
Your local Authorized Crown Royal Stoves Dealer is the best place to start if you have any problems with your outdoor wood furnace / coal boiler as they will know your system best. If you are unable to reach your local Authorized Crown Royal Stoves Dealer you can call Greentech Manufacturing at 1-866-361-7355