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    I would look at a high efficiency tank, such as a...

    I would look at a high efficiency tank, such as a vertex, instead of a combi boiler. The reason is that at 600ft2 you will have a very low heat loss and it is probably below the minimum fire rate for...
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    Wow, I am surprised to see this thread go on so...

    Wow, I am surprised to see this thread go on so long, without a lot of movement from the first few pages. Anyway, while the regs can be complicated the idea is simple......A boiler runs at a specific...
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    Young dude and Mr Hall, There is a low pressure...

    Young dude and Mr Hall, There is a low pressure steam line in downtown Toronto that feeds a lot of buildings and they don't accept their condensate back. One of them is HUGE church where we took the...
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    Co-generation needs a flame and heat. some...

    Co-generation needs a flame and heat. some systems don't need steam but most do. There are small household systems that will supply hot water for the house and make some electrical power at the same...
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    Young feller. Not only is water heating still...

    Young feller. Not only is water heating still going strong but it is getting stronger. Floor heating and fancy European radiators have given it new life. So has state of the art boilers, that don't...
  6. jpb2......just curious, whats the story with the...

    jpb2......just curious, whats the story with the avatar?
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    353061 Now, considering that in most countries...

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    Now, considering that in most countries that we call civilized, the UK, France, Germany, Canada, Japan, Oz, etc, etc, guns are banned for most people. what is the difference that makes the...
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    It was working well and I can understand that it...

    It was working well and I can understand that it didn't fit into the show script as the WHOLE house was basically a disaster and the home owners were probable overwhelmed by the free reno. My system...
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    Well, I finally checked out the show and they...

    Well, I finally checked out the show and they didn't even mention the solar but my piping was still there. The producers didn't want to talk to me about paying for a re-install or where the extra...
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    Whats Rommy gonna do, strap it to the top of his...

    Whats Rommy gonna do, strap it to the top of his car and drive away on holidays?
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    Have you used many Alpha pumps? How do you like...

    Have you used many Alpha pumps? How do you like them?
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    Poll: For my dad I made an urn in the shape of a cross...

    For my dad I made an urn in the shape of a cross which was fitting as he was a minister. For my dad in law, it will be in the shape of a lectern as he was a prof. It is just a matter of time before...
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    Sorry dude, not working much due to the passing...

    Sorry dude, not working much due to the passing of my father in law.....checking out Mikes handy work will have to wait a bit.
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    A 25kw system could produce an average of...

    A 25kw system could produce an average of 30,000kwh annually where i am in Ontario and at $.10/kwh is $3000 annually. I suspect you would be within 10% of that production figure so it is win win.
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    Poll: Well I've not been on this thread for a while and...

    Well I've not been on this thread for a while and finally after 3 months in palliative care, my father in law has passed on. What started in the kidney slowly migrated everywhere else. what is...
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    One of the big issues with solar, or any...

    One of the big issues with solar, or any technology that needs some market incentive to get people to choose it, is that it is an upfront cost. If you don't have the disposable money to spend on it,...
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    So....I went over to the house and the owners...

    So....I went over to the house and the owners were not home. In the back yard was my tank with the HX on it and the pump and flow meter was gone, control was still there though. These guys were nuts....
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    Individualism sometimes can go a bit far....

    Individualism sometimes can go a bit far. Sometimes things, like mandatory composting, should be ......well.....mandatory
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    Totally agree....most things you can burn for...

    Totally agree....most things you can burn for energy can be put to many many more uses, especially compostables. Better to compost it, grab the methane and spread the rest on the fields than the...
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    Stay tuned.....the home owner has been busy so I...

    Stay tuned.....the home owner has been busy so I think I will get over there tomorrow.
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    I was wondering that myself.....

    I was wondering that myself.....
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    Meanwhile, Alberta ranchers are complaining about...

    Meanwhile, Alberta ranchers are complaining about water problems, poisoned wells from sour gas, and the lowest water table in memory (mind you, that is happening all over the North American mid west).
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    Well, I was born and raised in Nova Scotia in a...

    Well, I was born and raised in Nova Scotia in a town with a an aging steel mill and defunct coal mines so I don't have either an Ontario or Toronto centric opinion. I have a clean air issue and if...
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    BTW, for many more years, Ontario paid Alberta...

    BTW, for many more years, Ontario paid Alberta for the same reason, and many other provinces.
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    For the entire history of Canada, we had the...

    For the entire history of Canada, we had the right to put our canoe in ANY river and go where we want. Guess what......our esteemed PM took that right away years ago....all in a bid to prevent...
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