Help on heating system additions...

Discussion in 'HVAC Heating & Cooling' started by thegoaltender, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. thegoaltender

    thegoaltender New Member

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    Hi,

    I am in the process of adding an outdoor wood boiler (Aspen 175) to my forced hot water system (Peerless Oil Boiler). I am also thinking of adding an indirect hot water heater (dual coil) to the system.
    I am attaching a picture of the current system as well as what I think should be the future system. Please let me know if there is anything I should do different.

    Thanks,
    Jim
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  2. nhmaster

    nhmaster Master Plumber

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    I'll bet within 3 years you abandon the whole thing and write it off as a bad decision.
  3. thegoaltender

    thegoaltender New Member

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    Thanks, that is helpful...care to enlighten me?
  4. nhmaster

    nhmaster Master Plumber

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    Find and ask people that have them. Don't take the word of the seller or the fancy brochures. Everyone I've run across that got talket into one of these things has regretted the decision. They are wood hogs. hard to control the output. PIA to load and clean. System needs to be antifreezed because the pipes run outside. Costly and sometimes difficult to mate to existing piping. Require some kind of heat dump zone when the thing get too hot, which is quite often.
  5. thegoaltender

    thegoaltender New Member

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    Thanks for clarifying. I have talked with people. This is an EPA certified model which is twice as efficient as the older models. Everyone I talked to about the newer ones love them.
    My post was simply looking for help with the plumbing design.

    Jim
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