Natural Gas Boiler in small utility closet

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Old 01-17-12, 05:42 PM
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Natural Gas Boiler in small utility closet

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I have a Natural Gas Boiler and a water heater in a small utility
closet at my condo. The Boiler may eventually need to be replaced.

I am hoping to replace it with a smaller boiler (smaller in size not
in BTU) and possibly a combo of a boiler and tankless water
heater.

Has anyone had any experience with such Boilers/Water Heaters? Any particular brands that you can recommend? How much do they cost?

My condo is 1500 sq ft with 2 full Baths

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Old 01-17-12, 05:44 PM
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Tankless is the worst way to make hot water. Consider getting an indirect water heater,
 
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Old 01-17-12, 05:46 PM
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Thanks for the reply. I'm not exactly sure what an indirect water heater is compared to a traditional water heater.
 
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One of these maybe what you are looking for?

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Old 01-17-12, 06:39 PM
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And indirect is a separate tank much like a traditional water heater. Instead of the water being heated with fire, it is heated with hot water from the boiler. Very efficient.
 
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check out this tankless HWHs site for info Tankless Water Heater Buying Guide how old is your condo?boilers have gotten smaller but if you do a tankless it will give it more room as a first step
 
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Old 01-18-12, 08:22 AM
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My condo was built in 1984. Thanks for the info. Much appreciated
 
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the days of the round HWHs are soon to go if they can make the tankless cheaper in price.my Weil-Mclain boiler for baseboard heat is 140,000 BTUs and measures 24"L X 16"W and is 24" high i put it in 1989,and that is small compared to the older ones.they haven't changed much but i'm sure condo applications have in size and BTU outputs...even YOUTUBE searches have adds and contractors going over this stuff also...check it out
 
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