DHW Is up and Running!

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Kungur
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Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: K-2
Location: Chardon,Ohio

Post Sat. Dec. 17, 2011 5:12 pm

My DHW is connected to the KA-2 with a pump and is running great! I have a inexpensive plug-in timer that controls the pump at various times of the day. This was done inlieu of a aquastat/
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Hambden Bob
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Blower Model Coal Chubby 1982-Serial#0097
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni ! / Nut
Other Heating: Pro-Pain Forced Air
Location: Hambden Twp. Geauga County,Ohio

Post Sat. Dec. 17, 2011 5:19 pm

I like your work. You and some of the other boiler types around here are causing me to start studying the expensive world of boiler fed hydronics. It's got to be done right. I'm feeling the economy and payback through use will cover it. I'm also looking at the fact that you need an automatic on standby generator of quality due to the fact the unit,controls and pumps need continuous power. That has been a huge stumbling block for me. I still feel deep down inside that not relying on a 110 or 220 Volt supply during a storm or major outage period is still the way to go. The cost of a high quality standby generator with 7 to 14 day fuel source,along with quality manifolds and piping will give me a true picture of what a bullet-proof system will cost.
Remember,There's No Sight Like Anthracite !......Hambden Bob

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Rick 386
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AA 260 heating both sides of twin farmhouse
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Hyfire II w/ coaltrol in garage
Coal Size/Type: Pea in AA 260, Rice in LL Hyfire II
Other Heating: Gas fired infared at work
Location: Royersford, Pa
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Post Sat. Dec. 17, 2011 9:17 pm

Hambden Bob wrote:I like your work. You and some of the other boiler types around here are causing me to start studying the expensive world of boiler fed hydronics. It's got to be done right. I'm feeling the economy and payback through use will cover it. I'm also looking at the fact that you need an automatic on standby generator of quality due to the fact the unit,controls and pumps need continuous power. That has been a huge stumbling block for me. I still feel deep down inside that not relying on a 110 or 220 Volt supply during a storm or major outage period is still the way to go. The cost of a high quality standby generator with 7 to 14 day fuel source,along with quality manifolds and piping will give me a true picture of what a bullet-proof system will cost.
Bob,

Check Craig's list for generators. Everybody scrambles to get 1 after a major storm. Then they realize that maybe, just maybe they might have overspent to get 1 to use for 3 days, so they try to unload them so they can pay the credit card bill. My dad picked 1 up for a reasonable price for what he needed. And this was while the outages were still going on. Then get one of these rebuilt units and have at it. You will not be sorry ....

Rick
Master of "Trial and Error."


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ValterBorges
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Stove/Furnace Make: AHS
Stove/Furnace Model: S260
Location: Berlin, CT

Post Sat. Dec. 17, 2011 9:35 pm

Hambden Bob wrote:I like your work. You and some of the other boiler types around here are causing me to start studying the expensive world of boiler fed hydronics. It's got to be done right. I'm feeling the economy and payback through use will cover it. I'm also looking at the fact that you need an automatic on standby generator of quality due to the fact the unit,controls and pumps need continuous power. That has been a huge stumbling block for me. I still feel deep down inside that not relying on a 110 or 220 Volt supply during a storm or major outage period is still the way to go. The cost of a high quality standby generator with 7 to 14 day fuel source,along with quality manifolds and piping will give me a true picture of what a bullet-proof system will cost.
Kohler 20kw 5k + labor
Stoker 6-12k depending on brand, size, age
pipe+materials+labor 2-4k depending on size.

My guess is between 13-23k depending on size of job.
Valter

S260 w/ Indirect 80 Gal Elec. Tank, Propane Backup - Heating 5,700 sqft + pool.

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ValterBorges
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Post Sat. Dec. 17, 2011 9:38 pm

Forgot the propane tank, you need havent priced one I rent one 100/year, 1000gal, 750 is what they fill it to. That should last 7-14 days.
Valter

S260 w/ Indirect 80 Gal Elec. Tank, Propane Backup - Heating 5,700 sqft + pool.

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