New Hot Water/Oil System


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Old 12-01-05, 07:06 PM
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New Hot Water/Oil System

Hey Grady. Looks like you're pretty busy tonight, but if you get a chance could you please give me a ballpark price on what I would expect to pay for following new system (parts and labor): Burnham V84 hot water boiler with domestic coil, Beckett oil burner, Extrol expansion tank, all controls, 2 new circulators, autofill, and all new piping tie-in to old distribution (including a drain valve so you don't have to empty the whole system). I realize prices probably vary by region, but your best estimate would be helpful. Thanks.
 
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Old 12-02-05, 05:32 PM
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As you noted prices vary considerably by region. Around here, a system such as you describe would probably be in the $5K range. Why do you want a domestic coil? I am an owner & big advocate of an indirect water heater. You might want to consider Burnhams new MPO boiler, Crown's CT series, or Buderus. All of these are very nice equipment & designed to work very well with an indirect. The big advantages to an indirect are energy savings (boiler does not stay hot 24/7/365) & you have 40 gallons of hot water ready to go.
 
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Old 12-02-05, 06:25 PM
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Thanks again for the info., Grady; your input on these matters is always quite helpful. As far as the domestic coil vs. indirect is concerned, there are a couple reasons, not the least of which is lack of space. It's an old (ca. 1860), small house that I'm hard-pressed to keep a 6' safety buffer around the boiler now (6' is probably overkill, but I feel better with it). The other reason probably has to do with the fella I have lined up to do the install, i.e., I believe he's more familiar with doing domestic coils, especially because they come as a nice, discreet package with the Burnhams. However, there's no harm in asking about the indirects, seeing as how he hasn't ordered the equipment yet. Have a good weekend!
 
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Old 12-02-05, 07:21 PM
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Buderus makes a hot water tank which actually sits under the boiler. Yes, the boiler sits on the tank. Real neat set up. Here is a link to a brocure which shows a picture of the set up. http://www.buderus.net/Portals/0/Lit...ng%20Broch.pdf
 
 

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