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Heating basement and water

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by slickplant35, Aug 21, 2008.

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  1. slickplant35

    slickplant35 New Member

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    My pellet stove is going upstairs but I still have to leave my furnace on for my hot water and keep the basement at 50 degrees so the pipes don't freeze. For those of you that do the same is 550 gallons good for the winter.

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  2. kinsmanstoves

    kinsmanstoves Minister of Fire

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    HMMMMM. My $.02

    Switch fuel oil water heater to a electric on demand tankless unit. If that is how I understood your question.
    Keep the fuel oil incase you go away for the weekend or take a vacation.
    Put a second pellet stove in the basement. Would you like to see our line of Breckwells? This Big E has your name on it, or it could.

    Eric
  3. slickplant35

    slickplant35 New Member

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    What is an electric water heater tankless on demand???? I can't really afford another pellet stove, I just bought this one.
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    kinsmanstoves Minister of Fire

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    I really don't understand what it is. Where do you install it? Read what you sent, still do not understand
  6. slls

    slls Minister of Fire

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    Just remember some units require a 200 AMP entrance, buy it and you can not return.
  7. kinsmanstoves

    kinsmanstoves Minister of Fire

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    I have the LP on in our main bathroom and it feeds the kitchen. We do have a well with hard water. Knock on wood, it still has ran great for the past two years and saved us a lot of money vs. electric or compared to the second hot water tank in the addition for the laundry room and second full bath. So far it is the best hot water heater I have had.

    Eric
  8. MoeB

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    I just fired up my new Rinnai natural gas tankless water heater today. So far, it works great. Since I've been heating with pellets, I keep an eye on the basement temperature with one of those wireless digital thermostats and I keep part of it in the basement. That way I don't have to go downstairs to see what the temp is. I read it right on the window sill over the sink in the kitchen. I got mine a few years ago at Radio Shack.

    I was told I can get a natural gas basement heater for $300 that hangs from the ceiling in the basement. It's ventless, but in Maine, where it gets pretty cold, I'd only need it a few times each winter when it gets below zero for days on end. The rest of the time it stays above freezing in the basement, and mine are both very old, dirt floors. In fact, they're not basements. They're cellars.

    Has anybody heard of these? It sounds like a low-cost solution to a problem which only occurs a few days each winter. I assume if they have them in NG, they also have them for LP.

    Moe
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    A neighbor has one of these, he uses a BBQ grill tank for it, it does plug in for the fan, but will still work if you lose power and can use a battery fan to move the air around. He got his for 100 bucks at home depot he said, but they are a seasonal item. Ive seen similar at Aubuchons.
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    I have Moe. My father in law used to have one in his work shop. He ran his on propane and liked it quite well.
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