[nycbug-talk] OT: I need a new steam boiler

Mikel King mikel.king at olivent.com
Mon Jan 7 10:27:10 EST 2013

> All
>   So I had the first of 5 boiler makers / plumbers show up and tell me what they can do. This guy said the boilers he installs are 24VAC powered , he did not think you could easily run them off batteries; and that I should speak to an electrician . 

Use ate least two batteries in series to create a sustained 24Vdc then install one of these bad boys…

> The funny thing I still can not figure out is, why the hell do boilers user AC and not DC ? Does anyone know why ? 
> In other news the system that runs with out electricity, a/k/a a thermopile powered microvolt boiler, from what I have read, is now outlawed as they are to inefficient . 

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