Entry # 57
Owl Creek Ranch
Designer: Mark Fryer
Customer: Aspen, Colo.
Installation Location: Owl Creek Pre-fabricated Boiler Skid
Brief overview of the project
Young’s Services was contracted to replace six aluminum heat exchanger boilers in a home near Aspen, Colo. The original boilers were vented through a concentric termination kit backwards, so they were prone to freezing over the vent and provided inconsistent performance. The tricky part of the project is that they only had a one-week window to get the old boilers out and get the new ones up and running. They decided to pre-fabricate a skid in their shop using Lochinvar FTXL boilers that they could slide into the room in two pieces with the new boilers and primary loop already piped. They used a Caleffi 548 Series hydro separator.
This is a radiant heating system for a home with a separate guest home and pool.
The project is a retrofit reusing existing distribution piping. The time constraint was the major design challenge.
The system is running well and was finished in their one week window.