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Posted by HeatPro on April 19, 2006 at 23:03:17:
In Reply to: Re: most compact oil setup posted by Equinox Builders, LLC on April 19, 2006 at 17:55:24:
I take pride in what I build.
Consider this as part of the pride - energy savings and longevity of equipment.
If the house is rehabbed to 1992 insulation standards, the heat loss of the 600 sq ft structure will be 15,000 btuh. Heat Losses are calculated for the coldest average temperatures of a week of a year. This will mean that the smallest nozzle or input the Buderus will do will be about 60,000 btuh. In other words the burner will hardly ever be able to run long enough to establish a good fire unless it is heating up a cold tank of water. Short cycling fouls burners and exchangers, causing undependability. A house that can be heated by a 15,000 btuh burner can also be heated by a 30,000 btuh propane water heater. That means the highest-quality water heater can be used to do the job with a good heat exchanger.
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