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Old 10-08-2008, 07:58 PM   #1
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Burnham Mega Steam install?

I may not do this install myself, but I am trying to understand it better. Here is my situation. I had a 70 year old oil steam unit that was 2000 lbs. when I finally removed it. It may have been 10% efficient at best. Most of the heat ran up the chimney. When I separated the sections, the bottom 2" connections were rusted with sediment almost solid.
My house is 2600 sf. I did a heat loss and came up with 46,000 btu's. EDR calculation came out to 300 sf (72,000 btu). The boiler I think I need is the Burnham Mega Steam 396. What other calculations do I need to take into account. Is this too small of a unit? Also, I have attached a diagram I created to understand the supply and return.


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Old 10-09-2008, 01:36 AM   #2
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Sorry, can't help you with your calcs. Just wanted to say that if you drew/rendered them, those are the best looking examples I've ever seen in a post anywhere.


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