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Installed Tarm and EKO Pics Wanted

Post in 'The Boiler Room - Wood Boilers and Furnaces' started by Eric Johnson, Feb 9, 2008.

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  1. trehugr

    trehugr New Member

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    I am curious why your expansion tank is installed above the rest of your system. Does it have to be this way to work properly? Exactly what model # is your tank? I noticed in your video, your storage tank is different or is that after you insulated?

    Cool photos and video Seyiwmz. Provides the best pictures of a pressure storage system i've seen so far.

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  2. Seyiwmz

    Seyiwmz Member

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    Trehugr, I used a the sx-40v from amtrol. Cost was about 120 bucks. It's location developed because I thought it would look cool above everything. No system requirements for it being there. No problems. And the video was made after I insulated it and made a box over the tank. That way I could throw a drum-set on top. If I started the boiler back up I might make a video that shows the smoke suction hood in action. It works pretty good. It might be the answer for the fellow (Barnartist) above with the smoke problem. Makes refueling a pleasure........ Thanks for the compliments. Guy
  3. barnartist

    barnartist Minister of Fire

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    I might have to do that Seyiwmz.
    How much do you heat with your 40? and how far down (temp cooling) can you let your tank get to and recharge it in one load of wood?
  4. Seyiwmz

    Seyiwmz Member

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    Barnartist, I'm sorry to admit I can't answer the question. I don't do the up and down method. I usually just heat it up and continue to burn for weeks on end before shutting down. Counting my garage, I'm heating about 2800 square feet. I only keep the garage 55 to 60 degrees.
  5. barnartist

    barnartist Minister of Fire

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    Thats how Iv'e been burning too. Thanks.
  6. Sizzler

    Sizzler New Member

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    Here are some pics of our system with 1000 gallons of pressurized storage. The EKO was delivered late March and is now up and running.

    Have been heating our DHW the past few days. Aside from a few minor leaks and some blown fuses things are working out nicely. The unit is installed in a 600 sq ft garage and tied into a triangletube indirect water heater and oil boiler which both reside in the basement.

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    Sizzler New Member

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    1000 gallon propane tank

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    Sizzler New Member

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    Expansion tanks

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  9. sdrobertson

    sdrobertson Minister of Fire

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    Very nice - Neat and clean.
  10. MyOutdoors

    MyOutdoors New Member

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    Nice Pics! Do the LP tanks that you use for storage already come with the bulk head fittings? I haven't seen a pic yet with a HX plate yet?
  11. MrEd

    MrEd New Member

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    SIzzler, any chance you could detail what each of those pipes are doing on your tank? I am setting mine up this summer, and was only planning on a in on top, out on bottom, and perhaps a temperature probe...clearly there is a lot more going on with your tank.

    Inquiring minds want to know...
  12. Sizzler

    Sizzler New Member

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    The tank arrived from the factory with five fittings on top and one 1 1/4" drain plug on the bottom. The top connections were of various sizes....... 1 1/4", 1", 1", 3/4" and 3/4". I added three 1 1/2" Weldolets to the top of the tank and capped off both of the 3/4" inlets.

    What you are seeing in the photo's from left to right are

    1 1/4" inlet (feed from boiler main loop)
    1 1/2" add on ( 12"galvanized pipe nipple with 18" long reach thermometer monitoring tank temps)
    1 1/2" add on ( 8"black pipe nipple with psi gauge)
    1" supply line from tank to house baseboards and DHW indirect (house loop -draws hot water from top of tank)
    3/4" capped off (this is the line tipping back towards the wall)
    1" return from house loop (returns water to bottom of tank)
    1 1/2" inlet add on (feed from boiler main loop)
    3/4" capped off

    We might have gotten by without adding the additional tank fittings but figured this way I will be covered if another zone or more gauges are needed. We have a 1000 sq ft shop attached to this garage that will likely get tied in also. The boiler return comes from the 1 1/4" line at the bottom of the tank.

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