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System Design

Choose the Boiler Size

We recommend performing a detailed heat load calculation to use in determining boiler size. It is also useful to calculate the capacity of the heating supply system (commonly forced air ducts or baseboard) to ensure adequate distribution. Important note: square foot-based load calculations are often not as accurate as a structure’s heat load and can vary widely depending on the building’s age and construction.

Connect to the Chimney

It is critical to provide the Econoburn boiler with a properly functioning chimney. Indeed, a good chimney ensures that the boiler will benefit from a continuous draft and will prevent combustion products from spilling into the building. The boiler must be connected to either a tile-lined masonry chimney or a Type UL 103 HT (ULC S629 in Canada) all-fuel chimney with a height conforming to local codes. The minimum flue diameter is equal to the flue collar size (or 6” for the EBW-100). For maximum boiler performance, we recommend a draft of -0.02 to -0.05 inches of water column.

Ensure Appropriate Access to Combustion Air

Like any combustion appliance, the Econoburn boiler consumes a small amount of air as it operates. Accordingly, for every 100,000 BTU input of all combustion appliances found within a connected space, provide for combustion air equal to any combination of the following: 1) 50 sq. inches of free area opening to outside and/or 2) 6,667 cubic feet of continuous interior space. For the indoor model, provide combustion air that is at least 30 degrees (do not connect the boiler directly to the outside air). The outdoor model comes standard with an air intake system designed to preheat its combustion air. Do not store flammable liquids or materials (including gasoline, propane, paint, bleach, etc.) in the same room as the boiler.

Place the Boiler

The Econoburn indoor boiler must be protected from the weather. Install the boiler in a weather-tight, protected space on a non-combustible floor base. Although the boiler is approved for 0” clearance to combustibles on the sides and 18” on the back, it is best to allow for a service area equal to 18” on the right side and 24” on the back. To allow room for loading and servicing, allow for 48” free space in front of the boiler.

Install the Power Supply

The Econoburn requires a 120 VAC, 60 Hertz power supply. The electrical connection should come from a 15 AMP dedicated circuit breaker. Install an emergency switch within easy reach of the boiler. Please follow all electrical codes.

pH and Anti-Freeze Concerns

System pH should be between 8.0-8.6. Anti-freeze may be utilized, but may impact the heat transfer efficiency. Use only anti-freeze approved for heating systems.

Design and System Plumbing

Since Econoburn boilers operate as pressurized systems (closed loop), they do not require a plate heat exchanger. Copper, iron or oxygen-barrier plastic tubing are all acceptable piping materials. Insulation is a must for any piping exposed to unconditioned spaces (outdoors or indoors). The boiler output and the length of piping will determine the required piping size.