Heat Exchanger

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fasthondacr250
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Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KA-6 Direct Vent

Post Thu. Nov. 10, 2011 12:12 pm

Can anyone recomend a brand of water to air heat exchanger to install in my furnace?

Is there a difference in quality between manufacturers?

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McGiever
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek
Location: Junction of PA-OH-WV

Post Thu. Nov. 10, 2011 12:17 pm

Be careful, some cheaper ones are of poor quality and they are made overseas. They look to be soldered as opposed to brazed. Sometimes the best deal is not the best deal. ;)
SLOW AND STEADY WINS THE RACE

fasthondacr250
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Post Thu. Nov. 10, 2011 1:22 pm

I always buy USA (if possible) for quality and to keep jobs here in the US. Who is a good company to buy from, Brazetek?


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McGiever
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek
Location: Junction of PA-OH-WV

Post Thu. Nov. 10, 2011 2:02 pm

fasthondacr250 wrote:I always buy USA (if possible) for quality and to keep jobs here in the US. Who is a good company to buy from, Brazetek?
I'll let someone who has bought one and has had some experience answer that.

I have been looking for one for myself as well. ;)
SLOW AND STEADY WINS THE RACE

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watkinsdr
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S260 Boiler
Location: Kensington, New Hampshire

Post Thu. Nov. 10, 2011 2:44 pm

I bought a 20x20 water to air exchanger from Alternative Heating Supply (Google them) back in April when I upgraded my system to hydroair with the AHS 130 boiler. I've had good luck so far. Here are some pictures too... This system has kept our house toasty warm so far. I'll know more when the thermometer drops to -10F and the wind is howling!!!
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S130 Installation April 2011 008.jpg
20 x 20 prior to installation
S130 Installation April 2011 017.jpg
During installatioin
S130 Installation April 2011 064.jpg
Installation complete; but, minus the aquastat...
AHS S260 "BEAST" Burning Lehigh Pea Anthracite
Kensington, NH

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McGiever
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek
Location: Junction of PA-OH-WV

Post Thu. Nov. 10, 2011 8:42 pm

fasthondacr250 wrote:I always buy USA (if possible) for quality and to keep jobs here in the US. Who is a good company to buy from, Brazetek?
I like the look of these fine Brazed w/ silver solder type:

http://www.cozyheat.net/Water-To-Air-Heat-Exchang ... _c_28.html
SLOW AND STEADY WINS THE RACE

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