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Indirect DHW on steam system

I can't tell , are you pumping boiler water into the indirect coil from the boiler coil plate or the bottom of the boiler ? Do you see any buildup of crud in the coil after a few years of running ? Are there any warantee issues by using the Partner with steam ? We've never used an idirect on a steamer yet , but looking at your install makes me want to try one soon .

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  • Radman_4
    Radman_4 Member Posts: 4
    How difficult is this to do - assuming it can be done?

    Hopefully I don't sound too ignorant, but we need to replace our current DHW setup (tankless coil) and I would like to go with an indirect system. I assume this can be done, but have run into roadblocks or extreme trepidation every time I have asked the question locally. Thanks for any incites offered. P.S. We are a young family of four.
  • ed wallace
    ed wallace Member Posts: 1,613
    steam and indirect

    yes it can be done look up find a professional listed on this site find someone close to you
  • Radman_4
    Radman_4 Member Posts: 4


    Thanks Ed. Any ideas on how efficient is this compared to other options I might have.

    Rad
  • Al Letellier
    Al Letellier Member Posts: 781
    indirect on steam boiler

    No comparison here. The indirect will give you almost limitless hot water with plenty of backup storage. Never tracked one, but a typical conversion to indirect from tankless on a hot water boiler saves 30% on fuel consumption. If your boiler is fairly new, get hold of a boiler manual. Most manufacturers show how to hook on up. Make sure the indirect is equipped with a proper tempering valve. Steam boiler produce higher temps and the indirect can easily overheat and those young fingers and toes need that extra protection from extreme hot water temps.

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  • Mellow_2
    Mellow_2 Member Posts: 204
    yes it can be done

    This is the last one we installed. They work just like an indirect on a forced water boiler. The tanks need to be instlled correctly for the system to work properly.This boiler ran great all year...........found the before pics.
  • Radman_4
    Radman_4 Member Posts: 4
    Wow!

    Do I wish my install and insulation (read - asbestos) looked that good!

    Thanks a million. I've found a local plumber that is going to help me out.

    Helps that my office is right next to the local plumbing supply house.

    Rad
  • Radman_4
    Radman_4 Member Posts: 4
    Thanks!

    > No comparison here. The indirect will give you

    > almost limitless hot water with plenty of backup

    > storage. Never tracked one, but a typical

    > conversion to indirect from tankless on a hot

    > water boiler saves 30% on fuel consumption. If

    > your boiler is fairly new, get hold of a boiler

    > manual. Most manufacturers show how to hook on

    > up. Make sure the indirect is equipped with a

    > proper tempering valve. Steam boiler produce

    > higher temps and the indirect can easily overheat

    > and those young fingers and toes need that extra

    > protection from extreme hot water temps.

    >

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