Entry # 59
Mike Lampkin Heating
Brief overview of the project
A Viessmann Vitodens boiler was installed as a backup boiler for a TARM Wood Gasification boiler. A Caleffi "DIRTMAG" (Dirt Separator) was installed on the inlet of the boiler to provide protection. Although not shown in the pictures, there will also be a Caleffi "AutoFill" valve installed to replace the older, make-up fill valve and a new "DISCAL" Air Separator will be installed for the system.
To provide a propane backup boiler with outdoor reset when the wood gasification boiler is not being used, especially in the spring and fall heating seasons.
This was a new installation. The backup boiler was tied into the system using a low loss header and modifying the primary loop piping.
The system runs very nicely by taking advantage of the lower water temperatures that can be used by the heating system.