AHS S130 for a mobile home?

AHS S130 for a mobile home?

PostBy: osage On: Sun Aug 30, 2009 8:35 am

Last winter my oil furnace developed 2 irrepairable leaks and needs to be replaced. I use hot water baseboard heating. I have installed a supremely efficient hot water heater. I have a full basement with a utility room housing the hot water heater, deceased furnace and water softener. There are also two bedrooms adjoining the utility room. The rest of the basement is open. Square footage: Basement - 1100; main floor - 1500 square feet. Basement temp at the junction of the foundation and home doesn't fall below 50 degrees, but I want to make certain I avoid frozen pipes in the winter. Winters in Maine the last two years have been longer and colder than those in the preceding ten years. Insulation rating in the overhead is R-55. Walls are poorly insulated, windows are double paned, doors are made for Maine winters.

Lots of information that may not be needed. Question: Is the S-130 suitable for a mobile home?
osage
 
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Re: AHS S130 for a mobile home?

PostBy: whistlenut On: Sun Aug 30, 2009 9:48 am

With the conditions you explain, sure. Adequate ventilation, combustible offsets, chimney draw, You will be plenty warm with a 130 heating that space, and tied to your existing heating system, no danger of freeze-ups either.
If your old boiler developed a couple leaks, what is the water source you use? Ever tested? Might be worth a shot to send a sample off to the state lab. I assume your old boiler was a steel unit, so if it's 20 years old or more, time up!

The AHS is VERY quiet and will not disturb anyone sleeping close by, and you could get some free hot water if tied in to the system. :up:
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Re: AHS S130 for a mobile home?

PostBy: osage On: Sun Aug 30, 2009 11:20 am

I have well water...and it has so much iron I must use a water softener; very unusual for Maine. I believe my furnace was cast iron; don't really know. Next step is to find out cost, availability, local installation vendor, etc. I'm not in a hurry. This winter I will experiment with a direct vent gas heater for the main floor and a electric space heater for the basement just to keep it above 50 all around.
osage
 
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Re: AHS S130 for a mobile home?

PostBy: PatrickAHS On: Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:49 am

Based on the information you have given, I dont see any reason that would prevent you from using the Coal Gun.
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Re: AHS S130 for a mobile home?

PostBy: osage On: Fri Sep 11, 2009 9:15 am

Patrick,
I assume by "coal gun" you mean the AHS130? If so, next step is to find a local supplier and installer for pricing. I live in Saco, Maine; zip is 04072.
osage
 
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Re: AHS S130 for a mobile home?

PostBy: PatrickAHS On: Fri Sep 11, 2009 1:34 pm

I do mean the Coal Gun S130
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