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Water temp In Solia Boiler

Eric L._2
Eric L._2 Member Posts: 94
Had a Solaia put in at a relatives house and the water temp never really goes over 140 degrees. It replaced an old converted coal boiler and the risers are pretty big (2"= inches I think). The boiler was purchased with the sentry package which is like a heattimer box. We had a heatloss done and the boiler is properly sized but like I said the temp never goes above 140 degrees. Any thoughts?


  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,832
    That's probably normal

    sounds like you have a converted gravity system. The radiators on these were often oversized, so they don't need to get that hot to heat the house- especially if the house has had insulation, window upgrades etc. done to it. 
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  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 23,282
    And then the obvious question is...

    does the system get the house warm enough?  If it does, not to worry, eh?
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
  • kcopp
    kcopp Member Posts: 4,432
    The other....

    question is... does the boiler stay too cool for too long and how long does it condense for. How is it piped? Do you have pictures?
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