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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    New Jersey
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    I am looking to upgrade my hydronic heating system for my home.
    Had proposals from three contractors already and most mentioned standard names (Burnham, Weil mclain).

    But one proposed installing a Munchkin and this is the first time I've heard of it (except for doughnut kind).
    Curious on what the consensus is on this unit. Is it worth the extra cost. Anybody have long term experience with them?

    While on the subject of upgrading hydronic system; also curious on what advantages are of indirect hot water vs. stand alone hot water heater

    Any advice or info will be greatly appreciated.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    PA/DE area
    Posts
    1,535
    nice little boiler,type has been around for many years in Europe.
    It's NOT the BRAND,it's the company that installs it!!!!!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Western MA.
    Posts
    514
    Indirects are generally much better insulated than stand alone types and therefore you have less standby losses.

    Also there`s no flue passage through the center that`s constantly drafting into your chimney which also robs heat from the water in the tank.

    If you have the opportunity than it`s definitely worthwhile.
    I love overtime I just hate working for it.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Northeastern Illinois
    Posts
    611
    Nice boilers. Make sure they take the time to do the proper set up with the CO. I have quite a few of them in the field. I just put 2 in this last week. One was a wall mount the other was a floor model.Nice an quiet and easy to carry into the basement.I suppose only time will tell for sure though.
    If it ain't broke don't fix it!!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    655

    Munchkin

    Great equipment,modulating,very quiet and efficient, the
    T Models wall mount, with a indirect fired water heater
    this is a top of the line system.



  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Bemidji, Mn
    Posts
    3,573
    Nice Boilers, but I have seen alot of problems with them in area with extremely low ambient temps. That cold combustion air does not like that warm boiler compartment, but the condensation does. Ive seen alot of electrical problems with board cicuitry going on the fritz myself. However, they are damn nice boilers. Just not quite standing the test of time IMO.
    You picked a fine time to leave me loose wheel...

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