The Nature's Comfort NCB Series is an outdoor wood boiler available in four models — the NCB-80, NCB-120, NCB-175 and NCB-250. The number of each model relates to water capacity — the NCB-80 has an 80-gallon water capacity, etc. The NCB has a heating capacity of up to 300,000 BTU, and can heat between 2,000 to 6,000 square feet. It features a 1/4-inch thick firebox, a 6-inch chimney and a built-in ash pan for easy cleaning. It has easy to operate controls with a pump, blower and aquastat, and the unit is designed to enable idling for summer use. 2015 prices for the NCB Series start at $3,480 for the NCB-80, with financing available.
I purchased a Nature's Comfort 175 recently. I'm guessing the 175 means gallons. I ran the water hook up directly to the furnace by using 1/2 inch tubing (water line) hooked into the one inch pex return line. The whole boiler tank was filled in less than 5 minutes, if 175 means gallons that's like over 3 -55 gallon drums,there is no way could this could have been filled this quick.I've been having problems keeping the water temperature over 135 degrees. I sure wish how I could find out how much water it actually holds. I called the company but they gave me no answers.
Most of the online reviews regarding the NCB are positive. There is review on outdoorwoodfurnaceinfo.com from a homeowner who loves his NCB unit and wonders why he didn't install one years ago. There is another post on the same site from a homeowner asking for opinions of the NCB, and every response about the unit was positive.
The warranty for the Nature's Comfort NCB wood boiler is comprised of the following:
20-year material and labor warranty on the fire drum (prorated after 5th year)
10-year warranty on the water jacket (prorated after 5th year)
1-year warranty on other components
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