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Posted by Chars on November 03, 2005 at 14:33:30:
In Reply to: New Boiler - Slant/Fin any good posted by Brian on October 24, 2005 at 18:11:00:
Wow, thats a serious bummer. I read that a boiler could possibly last forever and that this cracking is due mainly to it being shocked with water that is too cold on the return line.
Aparantly, they make a device < 100.00 that will mix output water with input water if required to prevent shocking. I guess its some sort of tempering valve.
Now, I am not a pro and am not recomending that this be installed, just investigated. I can't see how a device like this would hurt unless it siezed somehow and stopped the waterflow all together but from the design of tempering valves I have seen, that looks just about impossible.
: Woek up this morning to a cracked boiler and a flooded basement, yea!
: Anyway, my local supply house sells Slant/Fin and says the XL-2000 would be a good choice for me. I have a 2000 sq ft house with good insulation, oil, Hot water piping (2 zones) and an indirect water heater. Best guess would put me needing around 100,000 BTU?
: Any recomendations on this brand/model?
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