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steam/forcedhotwater/domestichotwater----- help

John_18 Member Posts: 1
I have an old house with oil fired steam sysem. Off of the tankless coil is a zone of forced hot water heat. Off of the return leg of the steam I have a loop for a super-stor. How clan I clean this up ? I am putting in a new boiler and in-direct hot water heater.


  • John I have great results with piping in a 50 gal electric hot water heater as a storage tank, off your domestic hot water coil. It is a lot cheaper than a indirect water heater.
    The hot water heating loop should be piped from the bottom of the boiler.
    Also if the burner gives you trouble you can kick in the electric heater for hot water.
  • kevin
    kevin Member Posts: 420

    what you have is not hard to fix when you have decided to replace the boiler. You can have a new steam boiler and run the baseboard zone and an indirect water heater off the condensate from the boiler as two sepperate pumped zones....What is most important is to get Very good and experienced contractor to install it.
    Peerless and Burnham are good choices in boilers for steam. hope this helps. For a bit more info click on the Heating Q&A section and go to the condensate heating section ....kpc
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