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Was wondering if you could help me. i had an outdoor wood boiler installed and now i can't get it to work with my 1990 miller gas furnace. i am using two seperate thermostats so if the boiler goes out the gas furnace will turn on. i would appreciate any help you can give me. thank you sweetuper

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Set the Miller to turn on at 7-10 degrees lower than your wood boiler. Make sure the Miler works by turning up the t-stat 10 degrees higher than room temperature first.

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You just bought or a thinking of buying an <span style="font-weight: bold;">outdoor wood boiler.</span> How do you integrate that boiler into your existing <span style="font-weight: bold;">home heating system</span>? The guy selling you the boiler wants the sale and tells you that hooking it into your system is very simple.<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Outdoor wood boilers </span>come in many shapes and sizes. For the most part bigger is better for these things. The next thing you need to consider is whether the <span style="font-weight: bold;">boiler is an open or closed system</span>. It does make a difference in the way it gets hooked up. <span style="font-weight: bold;">Closed systems</span> can be hooked right up to your <span style="font-weight: bold;">existing boiler system </span>in a <span style="font-weight: bold;">primary secondary configuration</span>. This means that the wood boiler circulates to two tees in your home system and the home system circulates the water through the home. The two waters mix through the tees.<br /><br />If your wood boiler is an <span style="font-weight: bold;">open system</span> then you need to install a <span style="font-weight: bold;">stainless steel flat plate heat exchanger </span>to divide the two waters. The hookup of the <span style="font-weight: bold;">heat exchanger</span> is not that hard if you follow the instructions properly. This heat exchanger is very effect in<span style="font-weight: bold;"> transferring the heat</span> from the wood boiler to the inside heating system. It also keeps the water of the<span style="font-weight: bold;"> inside system pressurized and isolated.</span><br /><br />If you are installing your outdoor furnace to a <span style="font-weight: bold;">hot air heating system</span> then you need to <span style="font-weight: bold;">buy a coil</span> similar to your car radiator to install in the plenum on the supply side of your <span style="font-weight: bold;">existing hot air furnace</span>. To this coil you will <span style="font-weight: bold;">hookup the water pipes from the outdoor boiler</span>. The water running through the coil will heat it up so that the air going through from the <span style="font-weight: bold;">hot air furnace </span>will be warmed. The water hookup for this style of heat is very simple, but the <span style="font-weight: bold;">electrical hookup of the blower, pump, and circulator </span>may not be as simple. You may need someone with a good electrical knowledge to make everything happen in the right sequence.<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Outdoor wood boilers can heat your home effectively </span>if they are <span style="font-weight: bold;">installed to your existing heating system properly</span>. If they are installed properly you will notice no difference in the heating of your home. It will be <span style="font-weight: bold;">warm and comfortable.</span> Make sue that you do your research properly before trying to <span style="font-weight: bold;">install your outdoor wood boiler.</span>

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Condensing gas boilers have been on the market for about twenty years now. The early boilers were noisy and very heavy. Today’s condensing boilers are not even remotely the same as their predecessors. There have been many improvements that make these boilers lighter, safer, and more reliable than ever.

Many of today’s condensing gas boilers are controlled by a computerized control that gives many options and features to customize your boiler to the type of system that it is being installed in. Not only does the control monitor the boiler, but it can be setup to control the whole heating system as well. This gives the added benefit of fewer controls and the saving of space. Circulator pumps, mixing controls, and injection pumps can all be controlled by the boiler control.

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Sensors also monitor the supply and return water temperatures constantly to shut down the boiler if the boiler senses any unsafe conditions.
These boilers are so good that even if you fire the boiler before filling it with water, the boiler will shut off before it is damaged.

When looking at the boilers on the market today take into consideration all of the benefits of that the newer high efficiency boiler have to offer. High efficiency is really great, but there is so much more to them. The ease of installation because of the light weight of new condensing technology, the versatility of the controls that are incorporated into these boilers, and the outdoor reset technology that will save you fuel and make you much more comfortable.

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If you are looking to purchase or install a new boiler for your new or existing heating system then you need to look a condensing boiler to heat your home with. In the past twenty years the condensing gas boiler has evolved to be a reliable, very efficient way to heat your home.

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Outdoor wood boilers come in many shapes and sizes. For the most part bigger is better for these things. The next thing you need to consider is whether the boiler is open or closed. It does make a difference in the way it gets hooked up. Closed systems can be hooked right up to your existing boiler system in a primary secondary configuration. This means that the wood boiler circulates to two tees in your home system and the home system circulates the water through the home. The two waters mix through the tees.

If your wood boiler is an open system then you need to install a stainless steel flat plate heat exchanger to divide the two waters. The hookup of the heat exchanger is not that hard if you follow the instructions properly. This heat exchanger is very effect in transferring the heat from the wood boiler to the inside heating system. It also keeps the water of the inside system pressurized and isolated.

If you are installing your outdoor furnace to a hot air heating system then you need to buy a coil similar to your car radiator to install in the plenum on the supply side of your existing hot air furnace. To this coil you will hookup the water pipes from the outdoor boiler. The water running through the coil will heat it up so that the air going through from the hot air furnace will be warmed. The water hookup for this style of heat is very simple, but the electrical hookup of the blower, pump, and circulator may not be as simple. You may need someone with a good electrical knowledge to make everything happen in the right sequence.

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