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Buderus Indirect H/W replacement>any tips?

C'mon Mark, I think you just did tell us your problems with a few of them. I guess I won't bother to mention the few hundred I've installed. Buderus makes a great tank. We can all talk about problems with any product. I was just curious as to the problem that he had, certainly wasn't looking to start a b**ch session. Lighten up


  • Greg_45
    Greg_45 Member Posts: 2
    Buderus Indirect H/W replacement

    Any tips on installing a replacement indirect hot water tank on a Buderus boiler. It's in a tight space. Seems like the entire install will have to be dismantled and then
  • kevin coppinger_4
    kevin coppinger_4 Member Posts: 2,124
  • clammy
    clammy Member Posts: 3,111
    buderus indirect

    buderus indirect are my tank of choice and i have found that using unions on the tank connection makes the whole installation alot easier ,i'll post a pic for you peace and good luck clammy
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  • Al Letellier_9
    Al Letellier_9 Member Posts: 929
    Buderus indirect

    You didn't show a pic or say if the boiler was on top of the tank or if it is a stand-alone. I am a firm believer and have had years of proof that nothing is ever as easy as it should be. Too many people install equipment with no thought of how to service or replace it. As to what Kevin said, I've used an engine hoist to lift the boiler on to the tank, I assume the same would work in reverse. We install them with unions to make live a little easier.
  • Dave Larsen_7
    Dave Larsen_7 Member Posts: 2

    The buderus indirect is virtually indestructable. I'm just curious.....why is it being replaced?
  • Big Ed_3
    Big Ed_3 Member Posts: 170
    Didn't I see instructions .......

    .......using the Buderus hand cart to some how install one on the LT tank ?
  • Steamhead (in transit)
    Steamhead (in transit) Member Posts: 6,688

    these tanks should last a long, long time- what kind of problem are you having with it?

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    Built like a Panser tank, yes, but indestructable?

    I won't tell you about the one that the glass lining fell out of due to a fluctuating pressure reducing station in the neighborhood, or the three that failed at the cold water inlet due to exposed mild steel.

    Obviously, they weren't indestructable...

  • greg_46
    greg_46 Member Posts: 1

    we did the job today. i will post pictures tomorrow if i can. the tank failed and was letting the domestic water into the boiler water and blowing the relief valve. we used four come-a-longs to lift it and suspend it in the air. we put bolts threw the joist and hoisted it that way. it was a very tight area with three walls around it. this install was done with no thought to service but that is a whole new thread.
  • darren_13
    darren_13 Member Posts: 1
    da boodairuos

    greg,i just got my hands on some lt200 tank shrinking pixie dust.it makes doing this type of a job much easier.
    directions; sprinkle sparingly over heat exchanger and mix excess into large dunkin donuts regular no sugar as this is such sweet stuff! lol good job greg
  • Leo_8
    Leo_8 Member Posts: 2
    Dave you must not know Mark


    You must not know Mark. I have been coming here about nine years and his posts are always informative and backed up with research/experience. In this case I am willing to bet his point was nothing no matter how good is indestructable.

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