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  1. Get a heat loss calc done, or do one yourself...

    Get a heat loss calc done, or do one yourself from the many available programs available. The OL5 Thermopride is a sweet unit, but I am not a big fan of the Riello burner, the Beckett is alot easier...
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    Find yourself a reputable oil heat tech/company...

    Find yourself a reputable oil heat tech/company and you'll be all set. I bet there is plenty of usable life left in the unit, oil units are very sturdy and with proper maintenance 20 yrs is not all...
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    Visit the Thermopride website to see how the best...

    Visit the Thermopride website to see how the best is built, then compare the other units to the Thermopride.

    Not a big fan of the Riello, Carlin Elite EZ-1 would be #1 choice.
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    Not exactly..........the smallest of oil boilers...

    Not exactly..........the smallest of oil boilers (namely the Euro models) have a firing rate so small, their nozzles foul out easily, especially since US fuels are not the cleanest. So if you have...
  5. A heat pump in Canada?....NOT! See what the...

    A heat pump in Canada?....NOT!

    See what the neighbors have for heat and ask how they like what they have.
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    Just another radiant control gone...

    Just another radiant control gone dead..........set it for full throttle and leave it alone!
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    I'd purge the beejesus out of that zone, then see...

    I'd purge the beejesus out of that zone, then see how it sounds. The pump you put on is a decent unit, just not as good as the Taco 007 (the industry std pump).

    Noisy cartridge pumps are...
  8. Thread: the beast

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    And if you didn't know, with gas heat you have to...

    And if you didn't know, with gas heat you have to buy all your fuel from 1 source, unless you want to have a different company install their tank so they can fill it. You see, only the owner of the...
  9. Thread: the beast

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    In CT, propane is prohibitively expensive,...

    In CT, propane is prohibitively expensive, whereas oil is by far less expensive. Keeping the safe and reliable oil heat is your best option. Modern oil units runs soooo clean too.

    And if you...
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    Depending on the burner, a specific spray angle...

    Depending on the burner, a specific spray angle is required. Running the wrong angle will definately coke the end-cone.
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    No, your assumption is not correct. The heat...

    No, your assumption is not correct.

    The heat load required to rise a 45 gallon tank by 90 degrees will need over 33,000 BTU's, assuming 100% efficiency. In reality, probably more like 40k BTU...
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    Yep, that has been my experience and combine that...

    Yep, that has been my experience and combine that with their inherent short-life span, it's no wonder they are not popular.
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    Do those tankless models you mentioned put out 5...

    Do those tankless models you mentioned put out 5 gpm with a 80 degree rise?
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    Oil heat is alot more competive where I am (you...

    Oil heat is alot more competive where I am (you too I am guessing?), thus pricing is controlled affordably. Gas heat has lots of after costs that oil does not.....be careful should you think to...
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    I'd give a Peerless WBV a good long look. It's...

    I'd give a Peerless WBV a good long look. It's lightyears better than what you have there, and will likely offer the best payback in fuel savings vs. new boiler install. In other words, the other...
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    In CT, electricity is 18 cents per kW, so oil is...

    In CT, electricity is 18 cents per kW, so oil is ALOT less expensive than electric.

    Electric HWH are the most $$ to operate and don't last....and compared to an indirect HWH they are no match.
  17. I'd give some serious thought to more...

    I'd give some serious thought to more conventional and American made products before I'd spend thousands more than what is needed. The Buderus is nice, but very pricey, especially when the Logamatic...
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    I had a similar type repair.............ended up...

    I had a similar type repair.............ended up cutting an access panel on the open side, made it look nice so the next guy can work at ease.
  19. I put on 3 of those this season, the other techs...

    I put on 3 of those this season, the other techs have put on at least twice that, no problems other than the extreme cost. They do look to be more heavy duty, time will tell. We only stock the...
  20. I wouldn't discount a quality oil boiler...

    I wouldn't discount a quality oil boiler installation....gas isn't as good as you might think. I prefer the inherent safety of oil over gas anyday too.
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    Wood/oil boilers are horrible at heating a home...

    Wood/oil boilers are horrible at heating a home with oil. I would never do that, they're made to burn wood and have the oil has backup heat ONLY.

    I'd put an efficient oil boiler next to the...
  22. Have the oil company change out the whole fuel...

    Have the oil company change out the whole fuel unit next time, instead of changing out the coil.

    Beckett had a bunch of bad coils on their burner, but the ones I've changed have been OK.
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    Yep, no doubt, 5 psi of steam is wayyyy tooo much...

    Yep, no doubt, 5 psi of steam is wayyyy tooo much for a home. Heck, that's probably enough 'push' for a highrise condo (if they did use steam).

    I put the pressure-trols on their lowest setting,...
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    I totally agree here. If you want to save oil,...

    I totally agree here. If you want to save oil, change the windows in the house, not the boiler. Do the block-replacement, it is the least amount of cost with the quickest payback.
  25. Real tough pumps those Websters.....my...

    Real tough pumps those Websters.....my understanding is they have gears that crush particles up small enough to pass thru the nozzle. Definately no screen inside.
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