BWood wrote:Hello guys,
I just wrestled a Chappee Boiler 100,000 Btu boiler into the basement. I am going to add photos of my furnace and the new boiler. I can plumb just about anything with copper, but never touched a boiler. Any chances some one has photos of how they tied in their add on boiler?
I want the oil to step right in when I go deer hunting and the coal burns out.
Here is one way: Plumb in a T in the return and supply header on your oil boiler, then connect those to the Chappee with a circulator. Return to return, supply to supply. The circulator will "grap" the cool water returning from the radiators, pass it through the coal boiler, and then back to the radiation. There will be some circulation through the oil boiler as well. You can simply turn down the aquastat on the oil boiler so it doesn't fire while the coal boiler is at operating temperature.