Heat Exchanger

Heat Exchanger

PostBy: fasthondacr250 On: Thu Nov 10, 2011 1:12 pm

Can anyone recomend a brand of water to air heat exchanger to install in my furnace?

Is there a difference in quality between manufacturers?
fasthondacr250
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KA-6 Direct Vent

Re: Heat Exchanger

PostBy: McGiever On: Thu Nov 10, 2011 1:17 pm

Be careful, some cheaper ones are of poor quality and they are made overseas. They look to be soldered as opposed to brazed. Sometimes the best deal is not the best deal. ;)
McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN MAGNUM
Hand Fed Coal Stove: RADIANT HOME AIR BLAST
Baseburners & Antiques: OUR GLENWOOD 111 BASEBURNER "1908"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE, NUT-STOVE / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek

Re: Heat Exchanger

PostBy: fasthondacr250 On: Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:22 pm

I always buy USA (if possible) for quality and to keep jobs here in the US. Who is a good company to buy from, Brazetek?
fasthondacr250
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KA-6 Direct Vent


Re: Heat Exchanger

PostBy: McGiever On: Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:02 pm

fasthondacr250 wrote:I always buy USA (if possible) for quality and to keep jobs here in the US. Who is a good company to buy from, Brazetek?


I'll let someone who has bought one and has had some experience answer that.

I have been looking for one for myself as well. ;)
McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN MAGNUM
Hand Fed Coal Stove: RADIANT HOME AIR BLAST
Baseburners & Antiques: OUR GLENWOOD 111 BASEBURNER "1908"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE, NUT-STOVE / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek

Re: Heat Exchanger

PostBy: watkinsdr On: Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:44 pm

I bought a 20x20 water to air exchanger from Alternative Heating Supply (Google them) back in April when I upgraded my system to hydroair with the AHS 130 boiler. I've had good luck so far. Here are some pictures too... This system has kept our house toasty warm so far. I'll know more when the thermometer drops to -10F and the wind is howling!!!
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During installatioin
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Installation complete; but, minus the aquastat...
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watkinsdr
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S260 Boiler

Re: Heat Exchanger

PostBy: McGiever On: Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:42 pm

fasthondacr250 wrote:I always buy USA (if possible) for quality and to keep jobs here in the US. Who is a good company to buy from, Brazetek?


I like the look of these fine Brazed w/ silver solder type:

http://www.cozyheat.net/Water-To-Air-Heat-Exchangers_c_28.html
McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN MAGNUM
Hand Fed Coal Stove: RADIANT HOME AIR BLAST
Baseburners & Antiques: OUR GLENWOOD 111 BASEBURNER "1908"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE, NUT-STOVE / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek