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Bostick84 Member Posts: 1
I have an old heater, model #KKH-14 and I need to know what the BTU's are on it so I can replace the unit with a new model of similar size. Any help out there? Thank you!


  • Jean-David Beyer
    Jean-David Beyer Member Posts: 2,666
    Someone professional may have the answer to your question.

    Let me suggest, however, that a better solution if you have a hot water system is to calculate the heat loss of your building and from that, determine the size of the boiler you need. If you have a steam system, calculate your radiation and from that, determine the size of the boiler you will need.

    When I got a new boiler, my old one had a Beckett oil burner in it rated at 70,000 BTU/hour. I could use larger nozzles to increase the firing rate, but never did that. When I calculated the heat loss of my house, I got 30,000 BTU/hour. A 70,000 unit would be over twice the size I needed.

    I had to settle for an 80,000 boiler anyway because that was the smallest boiler my installing contractor had to offer of the mod-con type.
  • Mark Eatherton
    Mark Eatherton Member Posts: 5,839
    Bad news...


    Looks like its time for a new toe kick space heater...

    It's not so much a case of "You got what you paid for", as it is a matter of "You DIDN'T get what you DIDN'T pay for, and you're NOT going to get what you thought you were in the way of comfort". Borrowed from Heatboy.
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