Hambden Bob wrote:I like your work. You and some of the other boiler types around here are causing me to start studying the expensive world of boiler fed hydronics. It's got to be done right. I'm feeling the economy and payback through use will cover it. I'm also looking at the fact that you need an automatic on standby generator of quality due to the fact the unit,controls and pumps need continuous power. That has been a huge stumbling block for me. I still feel deep down inside that not relying on a 110 or 220 Volt supply during a storm or major outage period is still the way to go. The cost of a high quality standby generator with 7 to 14 day fuel source,along with quality manifolds and piping will give me a true picture of what a bullet-proof system will cost.
Kohler 20kw 5k + labor
Stoker 6-12k depending on brand, size, age
pipe+materials+labor 2-4k depending on size.
My guess is between 13-23k depending on size of job.