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Old 05-16-2008, 09:14 AM   #1
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Converting from furnace to how water heater

I have an old oil burning furnace that heats the hot water. The water does not have any tank it goes to when heated. I guess the pipes are heated. Anyway, I want to get an electric hot water heater and was wondering how to disconnect the hot water heating from the furnace.

I am hoping to eventually convert my heat to electric as well.



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Can you take a picture of the current piping configuration??? That would be a big help for us to be able to assist you.


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No you don't have a furnace. You have a boiler. The boiler heats water inside it's core. If this boiler provides heat and how water, then you have 2 cores inside the boiler in a standard, typical oil-burner boiler arrangement.

If you want to convert to electric water heating, the potable water input to the domestic coil, and output from, is removed and re-piped to a water heater. If you want to convert to electric heat that is an entirely different animal.

Wherever you live, I hope electricity rates are lower than .04 per Kwh because if it's not, heating with oil is cheaper.
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