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Location: Humarock, MA
"Laars Mini Therm JVS 50"
I have noticed on this forum that the Model Numbers don't come up. Laars has many different models out there. Some I don't install. On the other hand, where I need to raise a boiler off the floor, usually for water reasons, I have used the Mini Therm with great success. It has been around for a long while. Improvements have been made along the way. Both the supply and return are now 1-1/4" instead of the old 1" connections. They also recommend primary/ secondary piping on the boiler. These changes have pretty much eliminated any problems the boiler might have had. The two problems were connected to water circulation. First cold return water traveling through the copper heat exchanger caused condensation which would help clog the passageway through the heat exchanger. The addition of a primary/ secondary pump, eliminated this problem. That same pump system solved the problem with whistling/ and or knocking on the high temperature part of the heating cycle. This same primary/ secondary piping is used on just about every high efficiency boiler on the market now. And if that primary pump fails, you will either get the knocking (water turning to steam) or a boiler lockout on high temp.
Location: College Park Maryland
"My 85% AFUE Energy Star Gas Boiler"
I have a new Laars Mini-Therm 85% afue gas boiler in my house that is keeping my house nice and warm! The Washington Gas Contractor that we used was great. They gave use all the required permints and took care of all of the inspections as well. My gas bill has gone down more then 40% compaired to last years! The best was that I just recieved a rebate check of $500 back from the State of Maryland for installing this new system.
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