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Update on the taco bumblebee update

Post in 'The Boiler Room - Wood Boilers and Furnaces' started by kuribo, Sep 13, 2013.

  1. kuribo

    kuribo Feeling the Heat

    Dec 10, 2007
    SW WI
    This past Spring I was told by Taco that they would be coming out with a revised bumblebee pump that would be more powerful and have reverse acting capability "before the next heating season". I touched base with them today for an update and was told nothing would be forthcoming "until some time maybe next year"....Ugh.

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  2. Coal Reaper

    Coal Reaper Minister of Fire

    Aug 10, 2012
    Thats a bummer. I am happy with the current one. Just gotta see for sure if it moves enough btus to the during a high demand. It does recharge DHW awefully quick, but idk how much that actaully says. I know some of you guys are looking forward to the reverse acting and that should be interesting if/when it actually comes to fruition. Thanks for the update.
  3. ewdudley

    ewdudley Minister of Fire

    Nov 17, 2009
    Cayuga County NY
    Figures. The first go-around was late by years, so looks like they decided to double down and throw away any hope of gaining any credibility. Since it is a different and bigger pump I wouldn't be surprised if they abandon the attractive price-point if and when it is ever released. Perhaps if they spent less time worrying about a cute name and concentrated more on product development they would have fewer of these embarrassing episodes.

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