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CT Installer Help

Post in 'The Boiler Room - Wood Boilers and Furnaces' started by Pologuy9906, Nov 25, 2013.

  1. Pologuy9906

    Pologuy9906 New Member

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    I'm looking for an installer for a wood burning boiler with storage in CT. This is an indoor unit. Can't seem to find anyone that knows how these things work. Any help would be appreciated.

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  2. Splitmonster

    Splitmonster New Member

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    Main-line up in ashford. They do a lot of out door boilers and some indoor stuff. Thats where i would start. Other wise keep reading and reading and reading. Thats what i did here on this forum, then i built my own
  3. JMac23

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    Where in CT are you located?
  4. SIERRADMAX

    SIERRADMAX Feeling the Heat

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    The guy I bought my econoburn from knew of wood boiler & solar installs. One Way Plumbing and Heating in East Haddam, CT.
  5. Pologuy9906

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    fairfield county. Redding, Ct. I called Main Line and they dont come this way. I called at least 15-20 plumbers and they all said no. Ill try One Way tomorrow.
  6. NoobTube

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    Hey I'm also looking for an installer for a pellet boiler for next year. The only recommendation I've had before in CT, (BTW I'm right in your area as well) is Blazing Hot Stoves in Oakville. My parents bought a Harmon Pellet Insert from them and my brother bought a freestanding pellet stove. I know they Carry Harmon Boilers, so its a good place to start and they definitely will come to Fairfield County. I plan on calling them regarding an install of a Pellet boiler for next year.
  7. henfruit

    henfruit Minister of Fire

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    Pologuy, What is the reason all these plumbers are saying no?
  8. NoobTube

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    My guess would be the same reason why most plumbers have been saying "no" regarding my Steam Heating System in my multi-family house. They don't know how to, or they don't want the hassle. I've had a heck of a time trying to find a good plumber who will do this kind of work, and this is coming from a guy who is FRIENDS with a handful of plumbers.
  9. SIERRADMAX

    SIERRADMAX Feeling the Heat

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    I think alternative fuel installs aren't popular in southern New England as opposed to up North. The money is in cities where N.G. is popular. Although recently, I came across 3 people who have installed pellet/wood boilers, they've had the same experience... Couldn't find anyone local to install.
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    I've heard greater success in RI over CT. Unfortunately Lower CT, is a barren desert when it comes to Pellet and wood boilers. I would say alternatively, Solar is very popular here. In northern CT and North Eastern CT, I've heard of many home owners with pellet boilers and wood boilers. I think it comes down to land and zoning in many circumstances.
  11. henfruit

    henfruit Minister of Fire

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    I think steam is a whole different animal than hot water.
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    I can't agree more with you^^^ I ended up reading a ton about it on some heating forums and basically was able to troubleshoot and fix it myself by increasing and replacing venting in my Steam system.
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    Ya I'd love to help you out just a little to far for me from West Hartford.
  14. Briquetmaker

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    Pologuy, are you thinking of doing any work yourself? I'm in Bethel. Did my own install and could show what I did.
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    Polyguy I did this install in Roxbury CT. Not that hard, I am in Greenwich CT. Do you intend to do any of the work yourself? MVC-017F.JPG MVC-017F.JPG MVC-018F.JPG

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    Pologuy
    call BRIA PLUMBING 203-395-5030 They did a super clean install for me. If interested,call me and take a look. Im in fairfield.
    Luke 203-610-7667
  17. NoobTube

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    REFire: With that install it looks like its stand alone, not done with a a backup in a garage or barn? Cant tell. Did you do all the work exhaust work included?

    Nice, just checked they are out of Bridgeport. That's definitely encouraging. Did they do all the plumbing and the exhausting as well? I'm pretty close with one of the main guys at CAS so he might be able to help me with the exhaust end of it.
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    Noob Tube: Backup is in the basement where the HX is tied in the Hot Air Furnace. Did all the work myself. DSCN1282.JPG DSCN1282.JPG DSCN1268.JPG

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  19. NoobTube

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    Thanks, that is great!! What kind of unit is that? I'm not familar with it? Is it comparable to a Windhager? I know prices aren't supposed to be discussed, but in general if you know what the Windhagers are going for, is it comparable?

    Thanks
  20. REFire

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    It is a Tarm Solo 30 wood gasification boiler, not a Pellet Boiler.
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    OOOh ok for a second there I thought I might have another contender! Thanks though! Looks great!
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    I'm in CT too and have had the exact same experience with plumbers and hvac guys. They are not familiar with wood boilers and end up suggesting propane or higher efficiency oil, or at best those wood/oil combo units which none are an option for me. The ONLY unit I'll install is the Woodmaster Fuel Flex 60kw and I really, really need an installer too. I'm in the New Haven county area.
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    I think that is an over temp zone not heat.
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    How do you like it with the heat exchanger on the return side of the system?

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