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    Lochinvar Knight/ and or Nobel

    Which is a better unit and why

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    There is no better unit.

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    The Knight is a space heating boiler, the Noble is a Combi that does both space and domestic heating. Both are excellent boilers, but you better concentrate on finding a COMPETENT hydronic contractor. They're 98% of the equation and few are far between.

    Also, the Noble may look like the better bargain, but a combi that is of sufficient size for domestic is almost always way oversized for space heating and will require the addition of a buffer tank to keep it from short cycling to death. A boiler that's PROPERLY sized for space heating + an indirect water heater is usually the best choice.
    Bob Boan


    ​You can choose to do what you want, but you cannot choose the consequences.

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    When you say an indirect water heater does. that mean, like the Squires sit 050 ?

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    The Squire is an indirect,yes. An indirect water heater is heated by the boiler; it has no fire of its own.
    Bob Boan


    ​You can choose to do what you want, but you cannot choose the consequences.

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