oil fired vs. indirect water heater

Old 02-16-04, 08:19 AM
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Question oil fired vs. indirect water heater

Hello, I have an oil fired boiler as the heat source for my home. It has a coil in it for heating my hot water. Lately the water has not been as warm and the pressure from the hot water side has dropped.
The service people said the coil is likely covered with crud.

I have several options:
1. replace the coil -- it is the cheapest option, but I was also told since my boiler is old, I run the risk of revealing leaks in the unit once the all the crud is removed -- and that could lead to more costs.
2. oil fired water heater... considering a bock oil fired tank.
3. indirect water heater -- looking at a crown mega-stor 40.

Does anyone have any advice? And, any opinions on which is better -- oil fired versus indirect?
Old 02-16-04, 08:31 AM
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First from what you said. Id try and clean the inside of that water coil first . If you look at some past post here lot of people have did just that and got lots of hot water. It does worked ED

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