ramblerboy2 wrote:The boiler is rated at 108K btu. Not been using any coal so far but will be this coming winter; I plan to run the boiler and baseboard as a background heat to maintain the house at 55 degrees and run the little coal stove to hold the living room at a comfortable temperature. The boiler cannot run space heating and DHW simultaneously, usually the boiler temp plunges to below 140 and the circulator cuts off until it recovers. This is not a big deal but obviously the boiler is undersized for the load.
The beauty of the gas hot water heater is that they are pilot ignition and will keep making hot water in the event of a power outage.
I think I've sold myself on this.
dcrane wrote:be thankful you have N/Gas Last year I was sold into these new high efficiently boilers and hw heaters and opted for http://www.buderus.us/products/oilheating/ and ive been nothing but disappointed I couldent see any real savings over the 30 year old boiler with/ hw coil it replaced. I do like the new H/W tank because it preforms better then those crap coils but i pay for it dearly in $$$. In hindsite im kicking myself for not getting a product like this http://leisurelinestoves.com/boiler-and ... ducts.html. I cant wait for all this new hig efficiency crap to *censored* the bed so I can start over
michaelanthony wrote: I think if I had your set up I would be thinking about a coal boiler parallel with the gas boiler and have plenty of baseboard heat and all the dhw as a bonus, and still get the bigger gas hwh for the off season.
samhill wrote:I'm leaning on going with electric since I have propain now & will probably never be able to get anything else in my area. My electric co-op will give, install & maintain a new electric WH & replace if ever needed, with only the two of us living here full time it seems the way to go, just getting rid of the noisy exhaust fan would be a big+. The only thing I would have to do is run the electric from my breaker box to the location.
samhill wrote:McGiever, from the picture that looks like the same thing, I'm gonna have to give them a call & see what size line I need & see if I have everything I need, am I correct in its being a 220volt?