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Leo
Leo Member Posts: 770
You say it is an older unit, why did someone give it up? How much wood does it use in a season? If you don't have your own wood and have to buy it will it save you money? If it is one of the outdoor units open to the atmosphere use a heat exchanger to isolate the out side boiler from the Buderus or the Buderus warranty will be voided if the boiler rots out and leaks.

Leo

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  • arne 53
    arne 53 Member Posts: 14
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    wood boiler add on

    what is the best way to add on a wood boiler to an oil fired boiler that has conventional supply and return headers. the oil fired unit is a buderus 115/28 with its own flue. the wood unit is approx. 110,000 btu's. it is an older unit with 1 1/4" supply and return tappings with a ? sampson air draft controller?. thanks for any imput Arne
  • Glen
    Glen Member Posts: 855
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    Research -

    the Buderus website. they used to offer a wood fired boiler as a mate to their oil fired units. Tech data and piping illustrations may still be there.
  • arne 53
    arne 53 Member Posts: 14
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    plenty of seasoned hardwood, the boiler was hooked up to an older system at one time,the wood unit is a presurized one that sits near the new boiler.
  • Leo
    Leo Member Posts: 770
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    ok

    I thought it may have been one of the outside units.

    Leo
  • Weezbo
    Weezbo Member Posts: 6,232
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    Recently, a young guy bought a new to him home.....

    the existing boiler ,Oil fired is within the two story 3000 sqft+ home with 12 high,two car garage ceiling.

    out side is a wood fired boiler....there is a plate exchanger within the garage near the boiler.

    he asked me to give him a bid on re doing the near boiler piping and replacing the boiler.

    it is located fairly squarely on the end of the road...

    i gave him a number ..provided he identify all existing piping and thermostat wires, then take a sawzall to the entire thing to within 2" of the wall and remove it....he thought the "Price " to be too high. and called me to tell me this while i was doing a series of pressure tests and inspections on a new home. telling me that he had found someone and that he had determined that everyone else's price to be cheaper.

    i made an attempt to explain to him that he was likely comparing apples with oranges and that he was certainly likely to not get what he did not pay for. as he is working for a very good friend i did not drumm it in any deeper.

    if you look under previous posts on wood boiler here on the site, you will find some exceptional reading spelled out in great detail and pictures .Read and re read Hot Rod's replies and look very closely at the drawings and penciled graphs of piping arrangements. that's my best advise and i am stickin to it *~/:)
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