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Midco LoNox Radial Flame, anyone (else)? Updating Williams Mansion- thread 2; choosing optimal gas-
Any one else have thoughts/ experience/ results regarding the following question/ response? (Though time is a bit of a crunch factor here, can't help asking further);
I am looking forward to conferring as possible with the two Daves. Meanwhile,
"How has the next generation Midco LoNox Radial Flame "5 to 1 mod burner with no burner roar" worked out or could work out with the 580 and/ or 680?
Also, what is the cost/ efficiency relative to the Rielle or the Power Flame variety?
Any problems with the install or subsequent performance?
It is decision time on the boiler purchase for the Williams Mansion replacement.
I agree; Steamhead's posts are consistently top notch; my choice will be either the 580 or the 680, and I want to order in the next few days.
Regarding power consumption, noise in the high end fireplace office space directly above the basement boiler room, and balancing the size of the unit (the 580 suits the current total EDR of 1550 best, while the 680 would allow for some expansion I may consider, such as two 12 x 20 porches one above the other I fantasize about enclosing someday.)
Dave mentioned he chose the 680 because of these sorts of issues, and especially because he could fire the unit with the Riello 2 stage burner with its acoustic cover satisfying less btus needed now, expansion of additional radiators later, quietude for the occupants, and superior energy conservation.
He considered the 580, but had issues pairing a similarly appropriate power burner unit to that model. Fascinating that our issues are similar. Since I will (hopefully) only be replacing this unit once in a very long time,
How has the Midco LoNox Radial Flame model 5 to 1 mod burner with no burner roar worked out with the 580 and/ or 680? The one where the blower motor is an ECM so electrical usage is a fraction of typical power burners?"
February 18, 2013
@ 11:13 PM
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You need to talk to "The Steam Whisperer"
a.k.a. Dave Bunnell- he's closer to that Midco burner than I am. I will say that I saw it firing in Midco's lab when I was there last summer, and am duly impressed.
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