Anyone have a straw bale burner heating system / electric producing thing?

GmB

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BuskhillFarm

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Run a basic straw burner here - put anything (wood/straw) on it, plumbed into the domestic central heating. We retained the oil boiler for autumn and spring when you only need the odd hour.
You can run more than one house if they are close enough- the insulated pipe is expensive. Just spec the boiler appropriately
How much if you don’t mind me asking did a system like this cost? All I can find have been for huge commercial type systems with prices to match.
 

ewald

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Mid-Lincs
How much if you don’t mind me asking did a system like this cost? All I can find have been for huge commercial type systems with prices to match.
I bought a secondhand boiler and did most of the installation myself, so quite reasonable.
I looked at the rhi schemes - hugely inflated prices and the prospect of dealing with government departments put me off. Also, had to use new equipment, approved installers and (I think) remove existing oil boilers.
Message me if you would like more info
 
It depends on scale I would say.

Running two here at separate locations, one heats a village, the other a farm with a lot of buildings.

Straw is not without its headaches.

If you just want to heat a house there is a fair amount of work involved each day
How long are these prices going to be around for though...
 
It depends on scale I would say.

Running two here at separate locations, one heats a village, the other a farm with a lot of buildings.

Straw is not without its headaches.

If you just want to heat a house there is a fair amount of work involved each day
How long are these prices going to be around for though...

Presently costing us £40/week in straw to heat a farmhouse. On kero it would be £260/week. Fag packet maths.
 

BuskhillFarm

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Arable Farmer
I bought a secondhand boiler and did most of the installation myself, so quite reasonable.
I looked at the rhi schemes - hugely inflated prices and the prospect of dealing with government departments put me off. Also, had to use new equipment, approved installers and (I think) remove existing oil boilers.
Message me if you would like more info
Thanks. I’d have to get someone to install it all as tbh I wouldn’t have a clue what I’m at. But thanks anyhow.
 

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...
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