05-31-2010, 02:43 PM
I have decided to abandon my oil fired boiler domestic hot water coil for my hot water usage but could use some clarification. I will be installing a 50 gal electric water heater. i am a diy'er and need advise on how to handle the coil. i have read on some internet sites not to leave the coil in the boiler. i really do not want to try to remove it. is this process as simple as cutting the inlet and outlet of the coil, making sure there is no water in the coil and then capping them, reroute the lines to the electric water heater, or am i overlooking something?? what are the cons of leaving the coil in the boiler?? i do know i will have to do something with the aquastat- which i will research further the closer i get to the project. any advise is appreciated. Thanks.