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  • Novicehydronic Novicehydronic @ 12:37 PM
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    Storage tank with old oil boiler?

    I am currently using a 1954 boiler for my home heating. Would it help my efficiency to connect a storage tank to my system? The tank would then be drawn upon when heat was needed. I think this would reduce how often the boiler would have to cycle-similar to the idea with many wood boilers.
  • Novicehydronic Novicehydronic @ 12:51 PM
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    Why not?

    Sounds like a great idea!
  • SWEI SWEI @ 7:04 PM
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    As usual, it depends

    Boilers of that age are quite high mass by today's standards.  Need a heat loss calculation and a radiation survey before we can offer meaningful advice.
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    Storage NO

    A small buffer tank maybe. A full evaluation by an expert would be my first step.
  • kcopp kcopp @ 8:41 AM
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    I think...

    your time and money would be best served in replacing the boiler that is over a half century old.
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