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how much #2 heating oil do you use per year ?

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Keith_8
Keith_8 Member Posts: 399
Joe,
The LE has been a good boiler, quite, easy to service.

Pay attention to the piping recomendation from the manufacturer, in particular the bypass piping. Low mass boiler which will condensate with out the proper protection it deserves.

Truth of the matter is the boiler requires very little attention if it's installed properly.

Keith

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  • Don C
    Don C Member Posts: 12
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    I have a 2400 sqft ranch and I use about 1000 gallons per year. We keep the house at 72 degrees. I am wondering how my yearly usage compares to others . Please list here you yearly usage of #2 heating oil.

    Thanks
    Don
  • Al Gregory
    Al Gregory Member Posts: 260
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    69 degrees would save you quite a bit. My house south of Boston is a little biger but its 2*6 construction and tight windows. I think I used around 700 gallons a year for heat and hot water. I have a 3 section Weil Mclain Gold boiler with a Carlin burner and a 80 gallon superstore water heater.
  • Jon S._3
    Jon S._3 Member Posts: 9
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    Oh boy....

    I have a 1800 sqft ranch 2x6, good windows. Peerless 3 section w/tankless. I heat the basement sometimes (during pool games)with a small hot water modine. I used 1000 gals last year.
  • Ted_9
    Ted_9 Member Posts: 1,718
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    We put in a Buderus G115/28(98,000 output) with the Logamatic R2107 last winter. His house is a modular ranch, 3047 sq feet with the basement mostly finished. The heatloss is almost 60,000 btus an hour. He uses about 17 gallons a week in the cold winter months(Massachusetts), with domestic. Its four small zones, 2 on the first floor, 1 in the basement and 1 for the indirect(ST200-53 gal.).

    Heres a pic.


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  • Dan Goodridge
    Dan Goodridge Member Posts: 62
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    2600 sq. ft colonial ( 1929) plus finished basement . 6 inches of blown in insulation in attic with 3 1/2 in fiberglass added. No wall insulation . Original windows with new storms. Heat and hot water = 1300 gls- 4 section burnham boiler with 4 zones plus indirect.


    Dan G
  • Keith_8
    Keith_8 Member Posts: 399
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    new haven county CT

    3000 sq foot colonial uses 1300 gallons per year. Lots of big windows. House has a good but not great insulation package. Kicking myself now for not paying more attention to that detail. Uninsulated ductwork in the basement warms up the partially finished rec room.
    House is kept at about 68*. Very comfortable.

    (1) Burnham LE boiler with a Riello burner
    (2) first company air handlers for hydro air system
    (1) TR-45 Phase lll indirect hot water heater

    (2) Adults
    (3) Kids, 1 of which is a teenage daughter who takes 1/2 hour showers daily.

    Keith
  • David_5
    David_5 Member Posts: 250
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    800

    1800 sq. ft. 100year old house. Upper half insulated lower not insulated very well. 40 gallon superstor waterheater. 4 section Pensotti boiler/Carlin EZ-1. 4800-5000 degreedays peryear.

    David
  • Steamhead (in transit)
    Steamhead (in transit) Member Posts: 6,688
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    1700 square feet, 2 story cottage in Baltimore

    built in 1924. Attic insulated, walls not. Storm windows and doors, and weather stripping. Converted gravity hot-water system with 554 square feet of radiation. 1983-vintage Burnham V-14, down-fired to 0.75 GPH, still has original ABC-Sunray Bantam flame-retention burner.

    The Lovely Naoko and I used 461 gallons last year, September thru April. This was for heat only, no indirect (yet). We run the house at 68 when we're home, 62 when we're out with a Honeywell 8600 digital stat. She wears sweaters while I wear t-shirts.
  • Joe Brix
    Joe Brix Member Posts: 626
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    How do you like the LE/Phase III combo?

    I'm getting an LE with a Riello and TR-36 next week. Is it quiet? Does it short cycle? I expected to hear better fuel usage on your config. Any thought to using some outdoor reset controls?
  • Bob_41
    Bob_41 Member Posts: 28
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    Oil usage

    Don,

    I "had" a 3000 sqft ranch in Gaithersburg, Md. Scorched air from a Thermopride OL11-105 furnace and a Lennox heat-pump for the transition seasons (spring/fall), DHW was electric. Used around 450-500 gals/year.

    Bob
  • Ron Schroeder
    Ron Schroeder Member Posts: 998
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    phase III

    Joe, the thermostat on the phase III water heater has a very small temperature differential (non-adjustable). I needed to add a time delay to prevent short cycling and a post-purge cycle to the circulator.
  • Ron Schroeder
    Ron Schroeder Member Posts: 998
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    Greg,

    I feel that is a problem on many aquastats. I am currently using a Tekmar 150 aquastat on my indirect with the differential set to 40 degrees. Of course, I have a tempering valve on the DHW output. I am currently getting 5 to 6 cycles of the burner per WEEK.

    Ron
  • Maine doug
    Maine doug Member Posts: 47
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    Next time

    I am in Ballimor to visit my kids, can I spend a day watching you work on steam, maybe hand you tools or stuff?

    My Federal Hill buildimg is scorched air and I am collecting panel rads for when I eventually move there when I finish here.
  • Jeff Lawrence_24
    Jeff Lawrence_24 Member Posts: 593
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    Hey Frank!

    What's all that white stuff on the ground? Looks kinda nasty, but I'll bet it makes good cuddling weather..

    Isn't that always like that? The guys are comfortable and the Ladies are in sweaters.

    Take care.

    Southern Man

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  • Steamhead (in transit)
    Steamhead (in transit) Member Posts: 6,688
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    Will those panel rads

    handle steam? I'm looking for a place to build a thoroughly modern steam system, one that has very few moving parts. Interested?
  • Steamhead (in transit)
    Steamhead (in transit) Member Posts: 6,688
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    Well, my dandruff isn't quite that bad

    so it must have been snow. We had several feet that December. I think the day of that photo was the first time The Lovely Naoko ever shoveled snow. They don't get much snow in her family's part of Japan.
  • Joe Brix
    Joe Brix Member Posts: 626
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    I gonna throw on a Tekmar260

    That will do post purge on the indirect circ. With the TR-36 holding a larger amount of boiler water (12 gal) compared to the 5-8 gal. on the Smart series tanks, I hope to see a bit more buffering and less short cycling. I'll keep the 150 set point control in mind if short cycling becomes an issue. Thanks for the suggestions.
  • Maine doug
    Maine doug Member Posts: 47
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    Well, these are left over

    and are the steel type with 1/2" connections so I don't think they will work on steam. But, my other half seems to think that when we sell the Maine one that we may find a shell to rehab in Baltimore. We would need to live in the current Baltimore house for 2 years before selling it, unless of course the irristable potential comes up and we would bite the tax issues. She keeps an eye on Federal Hill and Locust Point and Fells Point and Canton. It may be possible that we might have that steam opportunity. And a show piece it would be I imagine.
    Guess we could talk about this while our building here is on the market. Never hurts to dream. Well, maybe. I did get some grief (ok, a lot of grief) on the system here but we are warm and comfy when the snow is whirling around at 10*.
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