Vedolux Lambda 450

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hobbyheater

Minister of Fire
Nov 14, 2011
1,185
Got the Vedolux into the basement the last week of January and moved it into position to hook up the chimney. We waited 3 weeks for parts that never came so had some stainless custom parts made. The WETT inspector informed me that Insulated Chimney cannot come into the room unless it is closed in. Sso we waited another 3 weeks for parts to hang the chimney from the floor joists of the floor above but due to production problems at the factory ( covid 19) we likely would not get the parts until September.
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Solution was to buy a complete new chimney which did not get installed until March 17. I have learned that insurance companies frown when you do the install yourself so hired a Wett certified installer.
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hobbyheater

Minister of Fire
Nov 14, 2011
1,185
After the chimney install, we waited another 3 weeks to have this small manifold tank made.
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Cutting threads the hard way.
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In the circulatory manual it says the circulator should be at the lowest point and close to the boiler as possible but there is a lot of scale on the bottom of the tank so I've found that circulators survive better if they are not at the lowest point.
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With all the 90 degree elbows I'm not sure if one circulator is going to do the job.
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TCaldwell

Minister of Fire
Looks good so far, black iron can be a pita but it’s cheap and bombproof. I finished a 400+ft job in January, part way through I bought a rigid 700, it then became much easier!
 
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maple1

Minister of Fire
Sep 15, 2011
10,768
Nova Scotia
Nice work. Customizing and adaptation can pay dividends.

That's an interesting looking loading unit. I saw on their site a while ago that there would be a new one coming. Is that it? Does it have a strainer incorporated? Or is that something else that looks like a strainer?
 
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hobbyheater

Minister of Fire
Nov 14, 2011
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Nice work. Customizing and adaptation can pay dividends.

That's an interesting looking loading unit. I saw on their site a while ago that there would be a new one coming. Is that it? Does it have a strainer incorporated? Or is that something else that looks like a strainer?
No strainer. Its Laddomat 21-100 - the one that Dean recommended. I have ordered a complete second unit for a spare.
 
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hobbyheater

Minister of Fire
Nov 14, 2011
1,185
Looks good so far, black iron can be a pita but it’s cheap and bombproof. I finished a 400+ft job in January, part way through I bought a rigid 700, it then became much easier!
The storage tank is an old boiler with its tubes removed - 5/8" riveted plate steel. As much as possible I wanted the system to remain black steel. There are two 120' copper pipe heat exchangers in the tank. Other than that there are no other metals.
 

hobbyheater

Minister of Fire
Nov 14, 2011
1,185
After many set backs and delays had the first small fire today ,on a stone cold boiler it smoked less than 10 minutes before the chimeny ran smoke free that to me is impressive! I am going to let it sit for about four hours an run another small fire.
 

brenndatomu

Minister of Fire
Aug 21, 2013
6,224
NE Ohio
Congrats!
You guys cold enough to still need a little heat?
 

brenndatomu

Minister of Fire
Aug 21, 2013
6,224
NE Ohio