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furnace vs boiler

Post in 'The Boiler Room - Wood Boilers and Furnaces' started by brian89gp, May 2, 2013.

  1. brian89gp

    brian89gp Feeling the Heat

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    Yep, chilled water. 5 ton condenser and coil and a 200 something gallon fiberglass buffer tank. I have around 7 ton peak cooling load so I'll probably add a second 5 ton unit once the first one is up and running.

    Whole hell of a lot cheaper then 4 separate systems and easier then the nightmare of getting all 4 running good.

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  2. FyreBug

    FyreBug Minister of Fire

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    If you currently have 2 gas furnaces with 160K Steady BTU output that just keep up on the coldest day..., Even a Max Caddy could not take care of all your BTU load. You would need 2 of them. A Max Caddy average BTU output is about 90K BTU.

    Based on your budget you may have to re-think your strategy... Whatever wood burning decision you come to, think of it the other way around. Gas will be your primary heat and wood your secondary/backup & emergency supply.

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