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Connecting an Oil furnace to coal furnace

Bones101Bones101 Member Posts: 2
I have an existing Buderus oil fired hot water baseboard system in my house. I would like to pipe a Keystoker KA6 boiler in series with the existing system. I was hoping to find a diagram or pics of how it has been done. I’d like to keep the existing system when I will not be able to feed the coal system when I’m out of town etc. Any thoughts, info or pics would be appreciated. Thanks

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  • Bones101Bones101 Member Posts: 2
    I don't want the systems to run together. I want the coal to heat the water and the static oil to move it
  • Jamie HallJamie Hall Member Posts: 13,412
    You -- an the boilers -- will be much happier if you pipe them in parallel, each with their own circulating pump and valving, with the rest of the system piped primary/secondary in the usual way. There are several ways to control such a setup. It can be fully automatic, or you can have manual switchover.
    Br. Jamie, osb

    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England.

    Hoffman Equipped System (all original except boiler), Weil-Mclain 580, 2.75 gph Carlin, Vapourstat 0.5 -- 6.0 ounces per square inch
  • cuttercutter Member Posts: 257
    Bones101 said:

    I don't want the systems to run together. I want the coal to heat the water and the static oil to move it

    Bones that is not a good idea, Listen to Jamie Hall and steve
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