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NJTrooper: Thanks. I have oil. The KWX comes from...

NJTrooper: Thanks. I have oil. The KWX comes from gleaning in the Sears people literature: I may be wrong.

Agree with you on the Sears sales people and your analysis of negative comments on the...
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Compare Burnham and Dunkirk (Kenmore/Sears) replacement boilers

I had today an offer @ $7,576 by the Sears people for a Dunkirk 105 MBH boiler (believe it is model Kenmore KWX) with 7 years service and guarantee for parts and labor, annual inspection and 24/7...
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Xiphias, drooplug, furd: Many thanks to all of...

Xiphias, drooplug, furd: Many thanks to all of you. I will have to decide what to do and your inputs helped me tremendously.
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Drooplug: So in the New Yorker I have now (and...

Drooplug: So in the New Yorker I have now (and presumably in the Burnham V84 and the Buderus that I got quoted) I probably have a coil inside the boiler circulating the hot water for the house (taps,...
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Furd: Many thanks - you do make a lot of sense...

Furd: Many thanks - you do make a lot of sense and I am very grateful for the enlightening. There is nothing hanging above my New Yorker now so I assume it has a diafragm expansion tank. As for the...
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drooplug: many thanks for the explanation. It...

drooplug: many thanks for the explanation. It makes sense. Question is whether the cost of the indirect water heater can be justified by the fuel savings. I take it that an "expansion tank" as quoted...
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Furd: Thank you for your comments. Am I to...

Furd: Thank you for your comments. Am I to interpret them as cracks in the refractory not being a problem? If so, the guy was trying to pull a fast one... and so did the other two contractors I...
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Trooper: thank you for the thorough response. ...

Trooper: thank you for the thorough response.

Understand that a double capacity does not necessarily mean double consumption. Any rule of thumb for a realistic ratio?

If the heat loss is 50-75...
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Xiphias: The heating company maintenance guy said...

Xiphias: The heating company maintenance guy said that since I had a steel boiler it may crap out on me in the middle of next winter. He showed my wife a few cracks but by the time I came down the...
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Drooplug: Hot water is generated in the same...

Drooplug: Hot water is generated in the same boiler as the one used for heating.
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Please help me determine size of a replacement boiler

I read on this woderful site an almost 2 1/2 years old thread dedicated to this subject. It was very helpful and it looks to me like I have been a huge sucker for 27 years.

Now, I must replace...
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