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3 Questions about my Triangle Tube Solo Boiler...

Javelin
Javelin Member Posts: 138
Dear Heating Pros,

In 2013 with an amazing amount of help from all you fine pros, I installed a new Triangle Tube Prestige Solo 250 boiler. All has been running smoothly.. I replaced the ignitor once and continue to do BASIC routine maintenance. I'm more of a planner and would rather think in advance than be caught off guard... A few questions if you could answer:

1) What's the typical lifespan of one of these boilers?

2) I THINK I remember a manual J being done before I did the install and the 250 was recommended, but it DOES seem to cycle a lot and from what I know about ModCon boilers (not much) I would be I'm not getting the efficiency I should be probably. Is there someone that you all can recommend in the Philadelphia PA area to give me an ACCURATE manual J as well as any other recommendations for the future?

3) It seems that Triangle Tube is not a very common brand with anyone I call in the area not wanting to service them in anyway. What's the best mod-con boiler in 2022?

Thanks,

Jay

Comments

  • GGross
    GGross Member Posts: 948
    1) 10-25 years depending on maintenance. shoot for about 20 years

    2) no recomendations here, but 250,000 btu is quite a lot for most houses, without doing a manual J its a just a guess though

    3) Triangle Tube is a fine boiler. The best boiler in 2022 is one that is installed correctly, sized correctly, well maintained, and has parts, and good service available locally.
  • Hot_water_fan
    Hot_water_fan Member Posts: 1,792
    That's a large boiler. In Philly, that'd imply you'd use about 3,000 therms per year. Is that in the ballpark? Now that you have a boiler in place, a manual J isn't necessary - you have the real operating data.
  • Zman
    Zman Member Posts: 7,542
    If you have the Trimax controller, it should tell you CH ignition and run times. With that information, you can tell your average cycle length.
    "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough"
    Albert Einstein
    GGross