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Author Topic: Wood stove boiler, oil heating system plus solar  (Read 2373 times)
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« on: June 22, 2009, 10:02:42 PM »

I currently have a standard oil fired system, with addition of solar heating last summer (probably the best thing I have done to the house so far). This year's summer project is to rebuild the kitchen and replace the current wood burning stove with a boiler version. I intend this to heat a new thermal store (via laddomat) plus at least one radiator up stairs (possible more).  Then intend to integrate the new thermal store to the existing heating system with a flat plate heat exchanger, pumps etc.  The new boiler comes with a  cooling coil to allow protection against overheating, this needs a thermally operated safety valve (Danfoss BVTS or Honeywell TS130).

I have no experience of using these valves so would appreciate any advice:-

Is it worth fitting a strainer upstream to ensure no muck gets in to the valve and potentially stops it opening/closing?
What flow rate would you set this to, I guess a few litres/minute?
I plan to connect to drain via a tundish with 22mm pipe and long enough to provide some cooling?
And finally any idea on a goodsupplier? I have tried wood burning stove suppliers but no luck so far.

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