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  • #16
    Re: Heat Your Home?

    why isn't steam feasible? breid.................

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    • #17
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      Originally posted by breid1903 View Post
      why isn't steam feasible? breid.................
      i dont have the stats on it
      i like putting steam boilers in commercial buildings and we still do it .it still is a good heating system
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      • #18
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        hawk, thanks for the reply. but heaterman said that and i was curious why. looked feasible to me. breid................

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        • #19
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          No one will put steam in a new home anymore

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          • #20
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            i'm curious as to why. my only experience with steam heat is a few boiler upgrades and a little reading.

            it's seems like a spectacular way to heat.

            Originally posted by Heaterman View Post
            No one will put steam in a new home anymore
            No, it's not rocket science, it's plumbing and unlike rocket science it requires a license.

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            • #21
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              I'm getting into (just studying) boilers & radiant heat. I like the idea of quiet and no air movement.

              It does seem to cost a fortune to install in comparison to forced air. Is this wrong?

              Thanks.


              J.C.

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              • #22
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                It costs a lot more to install. Also, if you already have central air, You already have the air handler and ductwork, so you're really only paying for the heatsource within the air handler.

                We actually just bid a Dorm in a nearby city that is designed with steam heat. Unfortunately we didn't win the contract on the plumbing, but damn that would have been fun.

                Originally posted by JCsPlumbing View Post
                I'm getting into (just studying) boilers & radiant heat. I like the idea of quiet and no air movement.

                It does seem to cost a fortune to install in comparison to forced air. Is this wrong?

                Thanks.


                J.C.
                No, it's not rocket science, it's plumbing and unlike rocket science it requires a license.

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                • #23
                  Re: Heat Your Home?

                  I have lived in several places in the country,

                  Here are the locations I lived in and what we ( my family ) used for heat.

                  Long Island, New York = Boiler heater / Forced Hot Water ( Gas & Oil )

                  Rochester, New York = Gas Forced Hot Air Furnace

                  New Orleans, LA = No heat - The Sun had that covered

                  North Carolina = Propane Forced Hot Air Unit


                  Hope this quenches your inquisitive mind ;-)

                  Oh and PS: As an installer of both ( I am a retired plumber / heating guy )

                  I would say that boilers, radiant heat is way more expensive then an forced hot air unit in some cases
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                  • #24
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                    Originally posted by JCsPlumbing View Post
                    I'm getting into (just studying) boilers & radiant heat. I like the idea of quiet and no air movement.

                    It does seem to cost a fortune to install in comparison to forced air. Is this wrong?

                    Thanks.


                    J.C.
                    I can be competative with a high efficiency forced air system usually no more than 1500-2000. The problem is not having AC. That is a deal breaker 80% of the time. Here we need AC for 3 weeks and heat for 9 months. With a good baseboard system it should cost about 30% less to run over a scorched air system.

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                    • #25
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                      Just finished up a boiler replacement. Took out a 40 year old Memco and replaced it with a new Buderus 125 non condensing. Cost to the customer.....wait for it........... $ 7,585.00 Took the better part of the day to make the switch
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                      • #26
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                        Originally posted by NHMaster3015 View Post
                        Just finished up a boiler replacement. Took out a 40 year old Memco and replaced it with a new Buderus 125 non condensing. Cost to the customer.....wait for it........... $ 7,585.00 Took the better part of the day to make the switch
                        Just had a whole forced air system put in a house. Unit, ducts, the works. That's heat and air conditioning for....wait for it....less than just your boiler.

                        (I know area pricing does differ though.)


                        J.C.

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                        • #27
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                          wood heat, we have used this wood stove for nearly 30 years,

                          and propane high effecency forced air furance for backup or when were out,
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                          • #28
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                            I like electric heat 'cuz i like to watch the electric meter twirl so fast that the meter shakes the wall.$$$$$
                            The electric company sends me thank you notes at the end of every month.

                            Does anyone have a Geothermal Heat Pump?
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                            • #29
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                              Originally posted by SlimTim View Post
                              I like electric heat 'cuz i like to watch the electric meter twirl so fast that the meter shakes the wall.$$$$$
                              The electric company sends me thank you notes at the end of every month.

                              Does anyone have a Geothermal Heat Pump?
                              No. But I don't think it pays. Sorry.


                              J.C.

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                              • #30
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                                Originally posted by JCsPlumbing View Post
                                I'm getting into (just studying) boilers & radiant heat. I like the idea of quiet and no air movement.

                                It does seem to cost a fortune to install in comparison to forced air. Is this wrong?

                                Thanks.


                                J.C.
                                In my area, a furnace with A/C coil and condenser install, is in the same ball park as a Boiler install.

                                The other nice thing about Boilers and radiant/baseboard heat is...it's more of an even heat then forced air. But forced hot air will heat the room quicker then radiant or baseboard.

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