venting boilers in series

venting boilers in series

PostBy: cosmo On: Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:07 pm

just curious, can boilers in series be vented together into flue. I currently have a gas boiler and a domestic water heater where the venting comes together, than exits into the chimney. could I do the same thing with two boilers. thinking of the future.

Thanks Folks
cosmo
 
Stove/Furnace Make: leisure line
Stove/Furnace Model: hearth

Re: venting boilers in series

PostBy: Yanche On: Tue Jan 22, 2008 11:53 pm

The fire code requires a separate flue (chimney) for each solid fuel boiler. It can not be shared with another coal boiler or any other fuel type boiler. The installations that do allow sharing, gas heating with gas hot water heater for example, are because they the fuel can be completely shut off by the safety device in an instant. Something you can't do with coal.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Alternate Heating Systems S-130
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Re: venting boilers in series

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:07 am

If you must.......... Burnham Boilers recommends doing it this way. You are better off power venting your conventional appliance and using the chimney for solid fuel. That should keep the Gestapo and insurance company happy. :)
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Re: venting boilers in series

PostBy: cosmo On: Wed Jan 23, 2008 12:48 pm

thanks for info gents. the wheels are turning

regards
cosmo
 
Stove/Furnace Make: leisure line
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