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    Question Help on heating system additions...

    Hi,

    I am in the process of adding an outdoor wood boiler (Aspen 175) to my forced hot water system (Peerless Oil Boiler). I am also thinking of adding an indirect hot water heater (dual coil) to the system.
    I am attaching a picture of the current system as well as what I think should be the future system. Please let me know if there is anything I should do different.

    Thanks,
    Jim


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    I'll bet within 3 years you abandon the whole thing and write it off as a bad decision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nhmaster View Post
    I'll bet within 3 years you abandon the whole thing and write it off as a bad decision.
    Thanks, that is helpful...care to enlighten me?

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    Find and ask people that have them. Don't take the word of the seller or the fancy brochures. Everyone I've run across that got talket into one of these things has regretted the decision. They are wood hogs. hard to control the output. PIA to load and clean. System needs to be antifreezed because the pipes run outside. Costly and sometimes difficult to mate to existing piping. Require some kind of heat dump zone when the thing get too hot, which is quite often.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nhmaster View Post
    Find and ask people that have them. Don't take the word of the seller or the fancy brochures. Everyone I've run across that got talket into one of these things has regretted the decision. They are wood hogs. hard to control the output. PIA to load and clean. System needs to be antifreezed because the pipes run outside. Costly and sometimes difficult to mate to existing piping. Require some kind of heat dump zone when the thing get too hot, which is quite often.
    Thanks for clarifying. I have talked with people. This is an EPA certified model which is twice as efficient as the older models. Everyone I talked to about the newer ones love them.
    My post was simply looking for help with the plumbing design.

    Jim

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