Posted by Bonehead on February 19, 2000 at 22:29:24:
I recently purchased a small house (900 sq ft) that has an old Burnham boiler,
M # R/S111. It works fine, heats the house great. But I would like to reduce my
heating oil bill. It is also being used to heat my domestic hot water. It does not have a
storage tank, so far it has kept up with having enough for showers, etc.
Does it save money to install a storage tank?
It also does not have a mixing valve to prevent scalding at the hot water taps.
What is the best mixing valve to install?
I am hoping to make a separate loop for the dishwasher and maybe the clothes
I am also considering installing a new Moniter or Laser heater in the living
space to heat the house, then turn down the aquastat relay settings on the boiler to use only for
domestic hot water and a back-up heat source.
Heating oil is about $1.40 right now, propane is $2.18 and natural gas might be
on the way. I live in Fairbanks Alaska. Could use some suggestions or opinions
just use the old boiler for heating domestic water
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