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Oil Boiler G115 vs VR1

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Weezbo
Weezbo Member Posts: 6,232
they have "contenders " like the MPO and the Slant-fin eutectic By the way , the vr1 can be upgraded as it were with the stainless insert and a riello....*~/:)

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  • [Deleted User]
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    Oil Boiler G115 vs VR1

    Installation cost of the G115 is about the same as the VR1. I'm leaning towards the VR1 due to Viessmann reputation, but I know the VR1 is a stripped down version to compete pricewise w/ other mfgs.

    Is one better than the other or does it boil down to (pun intended) color preference? Thanks!
  • Robert O'Brien
    Robert O'Brien Member Posts: 3,541
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    Weezbo

    the stainless insert is standard with either burner and I feel the the NX is the the equal of the Riello and quieter to boot!

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  • Robert O'Brien
    Robert O'Brien Member Posts: 3,541
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    You can't go wrong

    either way. The Viessmann VR-1 and Honeywell AQ2000 make a great combination,I installed one a few weeks ago and it really is sweet.

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    thanks folks...

    dumb question...what's the benefit of a stainless insert, and for that matter, what is it!!??

    Robert - So the quality is still there, compared to its competitors? I know the VR1 ain't no Vitola.
  • Robert O'Brien
    Robert O'Brien Member Posts: 3,541
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    The Vitorond 100

    is the same basic design as the now discontinued Vitorond 200 minus the return injector and Vitotronic control options to reduce cost.I don't think Viessmann would put it's name on a product that would tarnish their image and the Vitorond 100 is no exception,It's a fine looking and operating boiler with either the NX or Riello.The stainless chamber insert was used only with the Riello at first and is now standard and I have heard of some issues with the NX without the insert although I luckily had no first hand experiences.

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  • Bill W@Honeywell
    Bill W@Honeywell Member Posts: 164
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    Hi, Robert.

    Please drop me an email about that installation and a pix if possible. Thanks in advance.
  • Weezbo
    Weezbo Member Posts: 6,232
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    Tell That to our wholesalers *~/:)

    couple years back, i think they were not as you are saying.

    not from lack of right effort on my part.i indeed asked for the stainless steel insert and the riello. instead i got a bucket NOX burner, the nox ,while quiet, is a substantial pain when it runs out of fuel oil in cold weather. with,.... a tigerloop combo , i might add...

    dependability in 50 60 below is an important consideration for us...just thought i would roll that by you ,....not to be impolite, buh, i disagree with your exception...
  • Robert O'Brien
    Robert O'Brien Member Posts: 3,541
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    Weezbo

    Why would an NX handle cold oil any differently than a Riello?.I sympathize with your frustration,you shouldn't have to work out the bugs in that type of environment.

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  • Joe@buderus_2
    Joe@buderus_2 Member Posts: 302
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    Size and Installation

    Which ever boiler is chosen, proper size and installation are just as important. If domestic hot water is part of the system, discuss this with the installer. Consider an outdoor reset control and don't forget the chimney.
  • Weezbo
    Weezbo Member Posts: 6,232
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    jd , the stainless steel insert functions as it were

    "Radiantly" *~/:)




    consider our radiant heat emitters in the slab, the heat is contained within an "insert" (Tubing) for the most part the heat radiates into the thermal mass. basically the combustion process requires some other considerations.... providing removal of the by products of convection conduction and radiation a means to escape from the process...



    while we are on this topic, i would really like to see a stovepipe that absorbed and released heat from the combustion process, to further reduce stack temps....and like the condensing oil boilers also provided a simple strategy for the removal of impurities in the "waste" stream from the boiler combustion...

    i think that this could be done by two means...

    a . change of perspective industry wide.

    b. new materials.

  • Robert O'Brien
    Robert O'Brien Member Posts: 3,541
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    Joe

    is absolutely correct,I assumed they would both be sized and installed properly and I would use ODR on either.You can't go wrong ,they are both fine boilers

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