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Opinion of Triangle Tube equipment

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tim smith
tim smith Member Posts: 2,774
Been installing for just about 3 yrs and no failed components to date!! That is the most important piece of info in my book. Tim

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  • Alec_2
    Alec_2 Member Posts: 10
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    Hi,
    I have a proposal from a heating contractor to install a Triangle Tube condensing boiler. I've never heard of this brand before. The proposal also includes a Triangle Tube indirect water heater and a Lennox hydro-air unit.

    How does Triangle Tube compare in price, reputation, efficiency, and reliability to other condensing boilers? The ones I have heard of are Weil McLain, Buderus, Viessmann, Hydrotherm, Munchkin, etc.

    What's your favorite, and why?

    Thanks
  • kpc_10
    kpc_10 Member Posts: 18
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    Good stuff.

    Is the heat only w/ the hydro air unit...seems a bit silly to have a condensing boiler on a Hydro air unit ...it really will have little chance of condensing.
  • Derheatmeister
    Derheatmeister Member Posts: 1,572
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    My favorite is YES the Viessmann the baxi luna and yes one of my most sold Boilers is the triangel tube Prestige, This is a very good boiler and has also a very good support. One thing also that comes to mind is that : does your installer have all the parts to support you if something does go Kaputt. Triangle has a nice service mans kit that has everything in a case that is needed for service/ repair.Oh yes and rigth now i am checking on the NTI MATRIX "Hydro air / DHW unit apparently has a good track record in Canada.Richard from Heatmeister.
  • Alec_2
    Alec_2 Member Posts: 10
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    reason for condensing

    Hi,
    Three reasons for condensing boiler:
    1) The DHW load will always be in the condensing range
    2) The hydro-air will be selected with a coil that can provide the required BTUs at a large delta-T, low return water temperature, so it should be in condensing range most of the heating season
    3) The boiler will be sized to allow for future expansion, which would include radiant panel and/or radiant floor heat.

    Any further opinions on relative price / performance of the Triangle Tube?
  • Supply House Rick
    Supply House Rick Member Posts: 1,404
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    Having sold

    probably 50 or so, they are a reliable, well priced boiler. You can pipe it primary/secondary or not, it's not mandatory. You will certainly get your money's worth...

    Rick
  • bob elmore
    bob elmore Member Posts: 41
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    triangle

    as a heating wholesaler we've sold 100's of weil ultra'a
    and many triangle tube condensers. no problems with
    either. some contracters prefer s.s. to aluminum.
  • Derheatmeister
    Derheatmeister Member Posts: 1,572
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    Bob, Yes we also installed some aluminium condenser's (approx 4) I only can say that after seeing what happens to some of them after a year.. Pretty scary!!! major corrosion to the heatexchanger! also they are very sensitive to Proper Glycol. SOOO right now the only boilers that we install are made of STAINLESS.I have not installed Aluminium in a couple years now, and are not planning on it ether. Somehow my limited knowledge of the acidic property's of the condensate mixed with Aluminium just do not mix well!!! and we have not had any issues with Stainless! just my two concerned cents .
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