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How much condensate is produced by 90 % boiler

michael_34
michael_34 Member Posts: 303
per hour at lets 100,000 btu's. a gallon?

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  • Uni R_2
    Uni R_2 Member Posts: 589
    Depends on the return temps...

    A 100 MBH boiler that is condensing all day long would produce well over 10 gallons, maybe even 25 gallons in a day.
  • depends

    100K - If it is operating within condensing temp range:

    1-gallon for gas per 100K

    1/2-gallon for oil per 100K

  • Yep,

    that's what I measured for my Quamtum leap boiler, it made about 1 gal per hour at 100,000 input and firing about 99.8% efficiency.

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  • steve_196
    steve_196 Member Posts: 33


    How do you like your Quantum Leap boiler? Have you have any or many problems? Thanks for the response.
  • steve_196
    steve_196 Member Posts: 33


    How do you like your Quantum Leap boiler? Have you have any or many problems? Thanks for the response.
  • Quantum Leap no longer produced

    this was an early attempt at condensing and there are some inherent problems. The cleaning access plate screws come loose every year and need to be tightened (using loctite doesn't help) The plastic clamps used on the hoses don't hold up, the tubing connection of the secondary heat exchanger is too short and can leak very easily and numerous other little nagging problems...most of which could have been caught with proper testing before production. After taking care of these various problems, it has been working well with a regular check on the screws.
    Not the type of boiler I would install in a customers home and I don't (too complicated). Also, they must have been brain dead to use a glow stick ignitor. The hot air industry proved thier unreliablity (new components every 5 years or so), so some boiler maufacturers started using them. Spark ignition is much more reliable.
    They had the right idea for using the exhaust to preheat the intake air to boost efficency, but execution in the details was poor. I wish someone would use this same concept to make a condensing steamer in smaller sizes.
    I use Prestiges for all my installs. I would like to find an inexpensive on/off condensor for use in low cost gravity conversions.

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  • michael_34
    michael_34 Member Posts: 303
    amazes me...

    that it produces that much. What chemicals are in the condensate water? if anyone knows... I have some interest.
    Thank you Michael
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