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SF Intrepid with Indirect DHW?

jpf321
jpf321 Member Posts: 1,566
After flopping back and forth between oil vs. gas .. and the MegaSteam vs. Intrepid .. an interesting point came up today .. can the SF Intrepid boiler be setup for indirect DHW? And if so, does anyone have any picture examples? I know that the MegaSteam is well designed for indirect .. but it doesn't seem to be the case with the Intrepid.



Thanks.
1-pipe Homeowner - Queens, NYC

NEW: SlantFin Intrepid TR-30 + Tankless + Riello 40-F5 @ 0.85gph | OLD: Fitzgibbons 402 boiler + Beckett "SR" Oil Gun @ 1.75gph

installed: 0-20oz/si gauge | vaporstat | hour-meter | gortons on all rads | 1pc G#2 + 1pc G#1 on each of 2 mains

Connected EDR load: 371 sf venting load: 2.95cfm vent capacity: 4.62cfm
my NEW system pics | my OLD system pics

Comments

  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 14,412
    Yes it can

    go here: http://www.slantfin.com/documents/172.pdf



    On page 2, tapping #15 is labeled "3/4-inch zone tapping". That's where you'd hook up your indirect supply. The return line from the indirect comes into the main return tapping.
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
  • jpf321
    jpf321 Member Posts: 1,566
    thanks

    i did see that earlier, but wasn't sure if 3/4" was adequate .. 
    1-pipe Homeowner - Queens, NYC

    NEW: SlantFin Intrepid TR-30 + Tankless + Riello 40-F5 @ 0.85gph | OLD: Fitzgibbons 402 boiler + Beckett "SR" Oil Gun @ 1.75gph

    installed: 0-20oz/si gauge | vaporstat | hour-meter | gortons on all rads | 1pc G#2 + 1pc G#1 on each of 2 mains

    Connected EDR load: 371 sf venting load: 2.95cfm vent capacity: 4.62cfm
    my NEW system pics | my OLD system pics
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 14,412
    edited March 2010
    Depends on the indirect

    you'd simply choose one with 3/4" boiler connections, such as an Amtrol or Burnham unit. S/F's indirect has 1" connections.
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
  • JJ_4
    JJ_4 Member Posts: 146
    edited April 2010
    Related question for Steamhead

    With the new boiler (SF,etc) and indirect set-up: If you were to use this for a replacement system in and old (1923) single pipe system, what protection/procedures would you follow to clean up the pipe system to prevent old gunk from infecting the new components?  My worry is that the gunk in my wet returns would quickly waste a pump for the indirect and fill the indirect tank similarly.

    Thanks
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 14,412
    Flush out as much of the piping as you can

    and use a 3-piece bronze circ which will handle some gunk. Two popular ones are the B&G 100AB and the Taco 110B.
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
  • JJ_4
    JJ_4 Member Posts: 146
    Thanks...

    Good Info.  Dave Stroman will be doing the work (though he doesn't know when, we talked a bit about future replacement a while back), so I'm sure he would recommend the same thing.  I just like to be informed.
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