Posted by: Alan Kearsley-Evans | November 24, 2011

Firing up the Time Machine

Great excitement today with our first big delivery of pellets for the boiler!

The ‘time machine’ (so called because it looks out of this world) is self contained, and runs our district heating system in all the buildings on the farm.  It looks quite complicated (and I’m sure it is), but luckily all we need to know is how to turn it on and off!

Today, the pellets were blown into the big storage hopper to be fed by auger into the combustion cylinder.  This then generates heat from the burning pellets, which heats the water and provides us with lovely warm feet via under- floor heating.

The 8 tonne delivery should last a couple of months – so we’re all set for the winter, whatever the weather may bring!



  1. […] South Pilton Green on Gower is now the proud owner of a 35kw Froling biomass boiler linked to a small district heating system. […]

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