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  1. Re: Oil Boiler Bids: Why the Difference Between These Two?

    JLM, thanks for your reply. I don't think Chet is looking at additional zone control. We never discussed additional zones. One of the new thermostats is definitely because he's replacing the...
  2. Oil Boiler Bids: Why the Difference Between These Two?

    Background: We have a 3100 sqft old house that has had insulation retrofitted, as well as all new double-pane efficient windows and doors. Most of the house is heated with big old cast-iron hot...
  3. Re: Oil Boiler versus Outdoor Wood Pellet Boiler

    NashuaTech, thanks very much for the clarification and additional info. Much appreciated.

    cougars1996, thanks for the suggestion. We do already have a wood stove insert in our other fireplace...
  4. Re: Oil Boiler versus Outdoor Wood Pellet Boiler

    NashuaTech, Thanks for all the info. One question, though. I was under the impression that the condensing boilers were not available for systems using regular old #2 fuel oil and that those...
  5. Oil Boiler versus Outdoor Wood Pellet Boiler

    We live in a 3000 square foot old house that has all new high efficiency windows and has been reinsulated. For the past several years we have used about 1200 gallons of oil for our boiler. (The...
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    Re: Rubber "tiles" for area near pool patio

    Debby in OK:

    I think that rubbercal product might be just the thing. Thanks a lot for the help.
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    Re: Rubber "tiles" for area near pool patio

    Thanks a lot for the link. That's interesting looking stuff. Not sure, but I don't think it would work for us, since our current surface is gravel. I'm hoping to find click-together or...
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    Re: Rubber "tiles" for area near pool patio

    Thanks, YukYuk, for that lead.

    Prior posters: Yes, I definitely googled and found many, many product websites that seemed relevant. But when I looked at them, their discussion was always about...
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    Rubber "tiles" for area near pool patio

    We have a 16' x 24' area next to our concrete pool patio that we need to surface. Currently it's just gravel. We had planned to put in concrete, but then we thought that it might be better to lay...
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    Re: Hot Water Boiler Replacement---Need Education

    Thanks for all the additional info. I had the boiler efficiency checked this year and last by two different techs and the result was the same, but I could still check it myself using the procedure...
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    Re: Hot Water Boiler Replacement---Need Education

    JacktheShack,

    Thanks for all the extremely helpful information.

    Our house is a large (10 good-sized rooms) old federal in Maine. A lot of work has been done updating and making it more...
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    Hot Water Boiler Replacement---Need Education

    My oil-fired hot water boiler is 40 years old and I'm looking at replacing it soon. I will be looking at putting in an indirect hot water heater at the same time. I'll be getting quotes from HVAC...
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