central boiler : lowering the water temp

adamant Posted By adamant, Mar 18, 2008 at 10:25 PM

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  1. adamant

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    with the outside temp in the high of 40's and the night temp in the low to mid 30's. i lowered my Set point from 170 to 160 to conserve Wood. did i do the right thing?( i also use the bioler to heat my how water heater)
    i am two weeks old with my boiler.
     
  2. antos_ketcham

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    Hi adamant -

    I had my CB running in the summer and fall and at the recommendation of my friend with a CB who has been running his for years advised I set the temperature at 170 in the spring/summer/fall and 190 in the winter. He does 190 rather than 180 because he says he gets a cleaner burn. He also added firebrick to the bottom of the boiler to improve the burn and aid in restart.

    So I'd say 160 or 170 is fine.

    Pete
     
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