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NTI Caprice and Odyssey

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Dave_4
Dave_4 Member Posts: 1,405
Thanks for the feedback. No gas available here, just oil. I would like to take advantage of some of the more advanced technology available, any other boiler recommendations for oil/gravity conversion/cast iron? My present boiler is 166000 BTU, oversized I suspect as house has been insulated in the past and is a 2 stry, approx 1800 sq ft. (one of the other oil suppliers locally advertises the Viessmann Vitorond 100)

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  • Dave_4
    Dave_4 Member Posts: 1,405
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    New boiler for converted gravity - NTI Caprice - Odyssey

    I'm in the process of choosing a new boiler for a converted gravity system with cast iron rads. I'm on the east coast of Canada, my oil supplier quoted a NTI Caprice C-85. I was away when the estimator came by so didn't get a chance to talk outdoor reset/indirect water heater etc. From the NTI site, the Odyssey looks like a better choice, any comments on this brand/models before I talk with the sales rep again?

    Thanks for your help, lurking on this site has left me feeling a lot more educated about this major purchase.
  • kevin coppinger_4
    kevin coppinger_4 Member Posts: 2,124
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    the odessy...

    is a very low mass boiler..your system is very high mass. In order to use that boiler you will need to use sophisticated controls and piping. Caprice is High mass...not a real "advanced" design. I like the Buderus set up w/ the Logamatic 2107 control. That coupled w/ the indoor tstat control would be a neat way to go.
    Is gas not an option? A condensing weil-mclain or viotdens would be neat.kpc

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  • Joe Brix
    Joe Brix Member Posts: 626
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    The oddesy is a nicer 3 pass boiler

    With the P/S piping it shouldn't be an issue. Installing an indirect? Why not get an ErgoMax and pipe it as a buffer tank also. I see no value in a high mass boiler.
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