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Contender & T80/T50 Munchkin

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Ross_7
Ross_7 Member Posts: 577
Is Heat Transfer Products going to at least try to get the stamping? Or maybe they don't need business in MI? :-)
Ross

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  • Ross_7
    Ross_7 Member Posts: 577
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    Contender & T50/T80 differences

    Excuse my ignorance here, but the what are the major differences between the new Contender & the old T50/T80?
    Other than the obvious, i.e. bottom connection, new fancy outside jacket, venting looks a little different, different size models. I wonder why the contender doesn't have a higher turndown ratio. But esentially isn't it the same boiler? Anyone have any input on this? Thanks in advance!
    Ross
  • Ross_7
    Ross_7 Member Posts: 577
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    nobody?

    Nobody has any input on this at all?
  • gerry gill
    gerry gill Member Posts: 3,078
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    gwgillplumbingandheating.com
    Serving Cleveland's eastern suburbs from Cleveland Heights down to Cuyahoga Falls.

  • Ross_14
    Ross_14 Member Posts: 1
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    ASME Stamp

    Thanks Gerry!
    So much for using them in Michigan then. Thanks for the input. Have a good day!
    Ross
  • Kevin G_2
    Kevin G_2 Member Posts: 20
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    contender

    There are some major differences.
    prewired for with vision 1
    new heat exchanger.
    Easy service full cover comes off.
    easy wiring strip for low voltage.
    new trap with float swicth.
    I have had this boiler installed for a year in a test site with no issues.
  • Kevin G_2
    Kevin G_2 Member Posts: 20
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    They are available in 4 sizes 50,80,99 and 120MBH. The only down fall is they are NOT ASME rated.
  • Brad White
    Brad White Member Posts: 2,398
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    No

    That would defeat the purpose. The Contender, as I understand it, is not a boiler but a water heater (not the domestic kind and there is a more specific term which escapes me at the moment)for residential applications which may not require an ASME stamp. If they use the term "boiler" it has to have an ASME rating and stamp. There are other features designed/simplified to bring the price point down somewhat also.
    "If you do not know the answer, say, "I do not know the answer", and you will be correct!"



    -Ernie White, my Dad
  • Alan(OnVacationInOregon)Forbes
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    ASME

    From what I was told at HTP, the Contender is to become their standard residential boiler; if you need an ASME rating, Munchkin's fit the bill.
  • Ross_7
    Ross_7 Member Posts: 577
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    Space Heating

    Oh, you mean appliances listed for "Space Heating" :-)
  • Dave Stroman
    Dave Stroman Member Posts: 766
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    I saw these boilers on the bench at the factory last summer. It still has stainless heat exchanger tubes but most of the rest of it is plastic. Yes, plastic.

    Dave in Denver

    There was an error rendering this rich post.

  • Chris_82
    Chris_82 Member Posts: 321
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    Dave

    So far the plastic has been the most durable part of the boiler, except for the fans...
  • Brad White
    Brad White Member Posts: 2,398
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    Ouch

    Funny, but ouch.

    :)
    "If you do not know the answer, say, "I do not know the answer", and you will be correct!"



    -Ernie White, my Dad
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