- Apr 2, 2019
gee DR, my BH has never been OFF in 4 years....
the outriggers move less than 1/4" overnight
the outriggers move less than 1/4" overnight
Look at this as a possible choice:Evil, thanks - I will take you up on that offer!
We are on the Vancouver Island - it's rarely down to 20 F but does get there on occasion. We are VERY humid. Natural gas is not available to us or it would be my choice as I had it for years and liked it.
I don't see how heat pumps work with water baseboards so that may be a limitation. I also like having a non electric heat source so we don't have to rely on hydro - we do get a lot of tree fall outages in our area. Wood burning as a supplement is a problem (Lisa has trouble with it).
So, we shall see what he says...
As a backup, maybe. Those gnaw through LP at full tiltLook at this as a possible choice:
I have this unit and it works perfectly!
NRCB199 - Tankless Combination Boiler | Noritz | NoritzWhole home Domestic Combination Boiler for simultaneous home and hot water heatingwww.noritz.com
Ummm, I'll have disagree with that, my setup is incredibly efficient.As a backup, maybe. Those gnaw through LP at full tilt
I never pin my BH.On my old BX22, the outriggers would go down overnight, so I strapped them in the upright position. I always pin my backhoe, so I don't know if it will sag overnight. Didn't even put it on this past summer and it remains in the shed for the winter.
I was looking at the specs. Maybe they were giving a range for different models. I just saw the 11 gph of LP and fell over. Lol!Ummm, I'll have disagree with that, my setup is incredibly efficient.
Running all summer it only uses a few gallons of propane for Hot water, and around 600 gallons for the full winter, and I heat 3880SF.
My electric bill for the house and garage is in the $80 range.
I also don't need cooling in the summer as our house stays in the mid 60's.
The warmest it got was 71 one day this summer then back down the next day.
In comparison I was heating a 1200SF trailer (yes noticeably less efficiently insulated) with a pellet stove and it was costing me $800 on a good year and $1200 on a bad year, and on top of that I was paying $200+ a month to run a standard water heater in that house.
Heat pumps are great in the right situation, just doesn't work well for us with our temps being so low all winter.
Yea I could see it pulling that much demand if it was putting out the full 199,000 BTU.I was looking at the specs. Maybe they were giving a range for different models. I just saw the 11 gph of LP and fell over. Lol!
I know typical tankless water heaters use about 1 gal per day on average.
Mine is running on well water, although not super hard, but it's been running for 2 years and it looks as spotless as the day it was installed, and yes it has provisions for cleaner to be run and circulated through the unit to clean it, takes about an hour to clean it.The BIG issue with those (any ? ) tankless units is that they don't like well water (hard) and unless you 'regularly clean it', it'll plug up.
I've seen 3 local installs and NONE have had 'access plumbing' to run chemicals though the unit
That is the beauty of tankless. They may gobble the juice but only when needed. It would make sense (for domestic HW) for us since no HW is used for 20 hours per day. The electric is on a timer for now. Heating, not so much. Bot of course, no two climates are suitable for the same solution.Yea I could see it pulling that much demand if it was putting out the full 199,000 BTU.
I'm pulling no where near that, if my calculations are correct, I'm in the range of about 20,000 BTU for about 1/2 hour to 1 hour per day.
" no two climates are suitable for the same solution"That is the beauty of tankless. They may gobble the juice but only when needed. It would make sense (for domestic HW) for us since no HW is used for 20 hours per day. The electric is on a timer for now. Heating, not so much. Bot of course, no two climates are suitable for the same solution.
I think it would be very much up to the task, it's a very robust system, but do your own research.Thanks for the idea Wolfman - I will have a closer look. The boiler I have is rated for a Gross output @ 135,000 btu/hr. We heat @3500 sq ft and have VERY hard well water (nice to drink, clear as a bell but hard as a rock). While we don't usually get really cold, it very humid.
The on demand sounds good but I worry if it will be up to the task as a primary heat source.
Seems like it's the only time they fail. Lol.however, occasionally a smoke detector will fail and wake you up in the middle of the night.