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  1. #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by beenthere View Post
    SS can rot out pretty quick if something goes wrong inside.

    The OP can become a millionaire ovcer night if he buys the winning lottery ticket.


    Noel.
    How many Aluminum block mod/com boilers have you been involed with that dissolved? (not just heard about)
    I know of three. Also know of SS. Not enough attention is paid to water quality.
    I love my job, but paydays Thursday

  2. #15
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    What I see

    I can't elaborate, but what I've seen is in the lab of a boiler manufacturer.

    Let's just say that it didn't even have a model number, yet.

    How many mod-cons do you install and service in a year?

    Just asking.

    Noel

  3. #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by rich pickering View Post
    Not enough attention is paid to water quality.
    The area I'll be moving to has well water. Does that make a difference either way? Can I test the water periodically myself?

  4. #17
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    Barely Half a dozen some years. 10 or 12 another. (If I was better salesman, it would be more)
    I have Ultras in both commercial and resi applications

    Going on 7th or 8th year for the second oldest Ultra I installed.
    The oldest the block was replaced because the freeze plugs started leaking.
    That was on city water.
    Got some on well water.

    Have heard people many times, say aluminum won't hold up.
    But, everybody I know personally that says that. Has never seen it himself.
    Or knows anything about the history of the install.

    I have a couple Pinacles in also, not vert impressed with them. Just one guy can carry them easier.
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  5. #18
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    The water PH should be checked before installation.
    And yearly.
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  6. #19
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    Best advice, yet

    I heartily agree on testing water in all boilers annually; at LEAST check the pH.

    Noel

  7. #20
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    Quote Originally Posted by beenthere View Post
    Your hydronic piping can be reused to an extent. (minor alterations)
    What alterations should I expect regarding the piping?

  8. #21
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    Piped up as primary secondary piping.
    Ensures proper water flow through the boiler, to protect it.
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  9. #22
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    BUDERUS

    GB-142 95 % effecient

    Much Better then the Ultra
    JMO

  10. #23
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    Quote Originally Posted by dismas66 View Post
    BUDERUS

    GB-142 95 % effecient

    Much Better then the Ultra
    JMO
    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 oil boiler which is in the middle of the room, next to the fireplace. I wanted to keep the same location to reduce the amount of plumbing to be done.

    Can the GB-142 be hung on my chimney?

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