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Old 11-18-2014, 05:48 AM
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Does anybody know of a combination fuel boiler that can be used on an old steam radiator system. I'm looking to keep the existing radiators and plumbing in place.
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Old 11-23-2014, 10:12 PM
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You won't find any wood fueled STEAM boilers because, without constant tending, they quickly turn into large bombs
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Old 11-23-2014, 10:44 PM
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That's true. If you are thinking of the old style standup cast iron radiators they , I believe could be operated as either hot water or steam . I don't know why they would have to be a closed system if just hot water .

Heat water to around 170-180 or so by any any fuel on an open system and then circulate it to a tank that supplies thru the various radiators by use of thermostats .
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