I am not saying that you MUST run a boiler through the summer, I am simply saying that sometimes it makes sense (in terms of boiler life and economy) to do so rather than "moth-ball" it. If you have an exceptionally dry boiler room, or you only shower once per week like Simon, running all summer for DHW probably doesn't make economic sense.
ryan20strohl wrote:Have uses guys ever seen one ruined because of summer shut downs my neighbor has been shutting her losch down since 1980s
I have seen over a dozen boilers that needed serious repairs because the tankless coil gasket was allowed to leak, and I have only seen a handful that had serious corrosion in the heat exchanger from sitting in damp basements. I am sure the guys that buy/sell these units for a living have seen a lot more. Furnaces are no exception...leave a furnace heat exchanger full of flyash in a damp basement and it will be swiss cheese long before it reaches design life. The bottom line is, if you burn coal in something you need to make an effort to get it clean and keep it dry before/during summer storage.
coalnewbie wrote:HAHAHAHAHAHAA , I slay myself. Water is for drinking.
I thought beer was for drinking?