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    Electric vs LP

    I'm getting ready to have my broken fuel oil boiler replaced. I was leaning towards LP but am now seriously considering electric. The rates in my area are $2.39 per gallon for LP and $.075 per kw/h...
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    This makes total sense. Thanks.

    This makes total sense. Thanks.
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    Point taken. But, if the pumps and the expansion...

    Point taken. But, if the pumps and the expansion tank work, why not keep using them? Seems like a waste to just toss something that's working.
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    Existing System

    I've attached some pictures of the existing system in a home I just purchased. Based on my unprofessional experience, it looks to me like the current system does not have a primary/secondary loop. ...
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    Let me throw in a twist... do any of these guys...

    Let me throw in a twist... do any of these guys make an electric boiler? Is there such a thing as a boiler which handles electric or gas (dual fuel within one unit)?

    The power company offers low...
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    I believe he said something along the lines of...

    I believe he said something along the lines of premature leaking and startup leaks.
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    I'm leery of the aluminum heat exchanger. I'll...

    I'm leery of the aluminum heat exchanger. I'll be on well water... should I be concerned? I talked to a Weil contractor. He said he's had serveral issues in the area. I'm thinking it may be due...
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    What's the benefit of this unit over the Knight...

    What's the benefit of this unit over the Knight or Munchkin? Is it that it doesn't need primary/secondary piping?
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    Great point. Taking that into consideration,...

    Great point. Taking that into consideration, I'll definitely be having the system professionally installed. I'll probably have to sacrifice and go with a less efficient system, but it will be nice...
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    I talked to the city of Duluth, MN and told them...

    I talked to the city of Duluth, MN and told them exactly what I want to do. The guy told me that as long as I'm the home owner and it's a single family home that I can pull the permits. No problem,...
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    To be honest, I haven't ruled it out yet. I'm...

    To be honest, I haven't ruled it out yet. I'm just concerned about getting the right contractor. If I do it myself, I know everything about it. Some of the guys I've talked to on the phone don't...
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    Self Install

    I'm considering doing a self install to replace my oil boiler with an LP. I'm leaning towards a mod/con. I've been doing quite a bit of research and I feel comfortable that I could do a good job...
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    I've been looking at the GB-142. I like the fact...

    I've been looking at the GB-142. I like the fact that it comes with a manifold for quicker installation. However, I'm concerned about the fact that it's wall mount only. I was hoping to replace my...
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    What alterations should I expect regarding the...

    What alterations should I expect regarding the piping?
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    Boiler Board?

    Can I purchase a boiler board already assembled??
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    The area I'll be moving to has well water. Does...

    The area I'll be moving to has well water. Does that make a difference either way? Can I test the water periodically myself?
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    Can a mod/con boiler be placed in the center of...

    Can a mod/con boiler be placed in the center of the room and then have the PVC vent run up and over to the side?

    What about the chimney... can a PVC pipe be run up it?
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    Good to know! Should I abandon the mod/con...

    Good to know! Should I abandon the mod/con boiler for another type to reuse the chimney? Or, look to other venting options? Basically, does the additional work for venting and possibly re-routing...
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    Thanks for outlining the process. Unfortunately,...

    Thanks for outlining the process. Unfortunately, I don't live in the house (or even the state) yet. But, this will be the first thing I do when I get there. One question: is it easy to tell the...
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    Baseboard Sizing

    Is it possible for me to determine whether the baseboards are sized for water temps under 200F myself?
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    Choosing a boiler...

    I'm purchasing a home in Duluth, MN. The existing oil fired boiler has issues and needs either to be repaired or replaced. I'm considering scrapping the unit and installing an LP system, since...
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