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jkathlj

05:54AM | 09/19/04
Member Since: 10/11/03
17 lifetime posts
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OK, we're getting closer to a new heating system in our 100 year old house, or so we thought. Now for the latest problem. Our basement does not have a bulkhead, so the new boiler will have to be brought in either through the kitchen and living room or the front hall and living room. The heating company says they don't know if our floors will be able to handle the 1,000 lb. weight of a new cast iron boiler. Also, they said for sure the steps into the basement won't handle the weight, and they are talking aobut removing the stairs and hoisting the thing down there. I asked how the 40 year old boiler that is down there now got there and they said back then it came in pieces. Someone else suggested a steel boiler. He said the only downside is that it probably wouldn't last as long as a cast iron one. Any thoughts? It's getting cold up here!!!!

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jkathlj

11:39AM | 09/19/04
Member Since: 10/11/03
17 lifetime posts
Sorry for the lack of info. We have forced hot water heat. There is a boiler in the basement that heats both the water that runs in the loop inside the baseboard thingies and it also heats the hot water. We are replacing the entire heating system in the basement (except for the water heater, it is less than 5 years old). So that would mean a boiler and a burner and whatever else is part of the deal. Does that help? Do they still make boilers that come in parts?

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stefanweiss

12:33PM | 02/25/05
Member Since: 02/24/05
2 lifetime posts
Smith's series 8 (100-300 MBH) also has a tankless heater which can still heat 2.5-5 GPM with a 100 degree rise if the boilers is at 180 for the heating side.

This is if you are using oil, by the way. How much capacity do you need for your house? Smith has tankless heaters on most of their boilers. If you are using Gas, the GB series, which has atmospheric burners, can do the job as well. Hope that helps.

stefanweiss

12:35PM | 02/25/05
Member Since: 02/24/05
2 lifetime posts
This boiler can come knock down for field assembly, which is like a beautiful 3-d puzzle... It may look hard, but its not that hard to do. You can do it on a weekend.
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