Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Eko install

I wanted to creat a blog to help others with their EKO install. When I bought this unit I was pumped because I could say good bye to the gas man. I spent countless hours on the hearth.com website reading and asking other people questions. I went up north to a guy named Les(aka leaddog) house and spent the day with him discussing how to install this boiler I bought. When I left there I was so confused because of all the different ways to install this boiler. Ove the next few months I secured two 500 gal lp tanks for storage, I cleaned them out and welded in fittings for my future piping. Then came moving them into the basement, with some great help from my wife we delivered them to their new home in our basement. Thank god I built our walkout with a 8' doorwall, I was thinking I will build it big enough to move a gun safe in not 2 lp tanks. I then started the plumbing on the back of the EKO 60 I plumbed it with Inch and a half black pipe with 140deg danfoss valve for cold water return protection. I also installed a bypass to the danfoss valve incase I had to leave town and needed to cycle water to keep the boiler from freezing in the pole barn. I also trenched 140 feet of logstor dual 1 inch insulated pex line from my barn to the house.

1 comment:

Andrew said...

Great documentation of your Eko install Rob! I really enjoy all the images and being able to see how you setup your recycled propane tank heat storage. I hope you post an update at some point to let us know how everything is working out.

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