I'm looking for reference material on configuration/design of the necessary
plumbing/electrics for connecting two or more different heat sources to a
What I'm after is either for solar, solid-fuel back boiler or the oil boiler
(backup when the other two are not available) to be auto-switched, dependant
on what is currently available.
Anyone know of anything?
I have a Morso Dove multifuel stove with back-boiler, and a Trianco
oil-fuelled boiler outside. They are connected (don't ask me how!) to a
Dunsley Neutraliser, ( a simple steel box in the loft,no moving parts) and
they work in conjunction with each other. If we light the Morso stove, the
oilboiler cycles less often. This might be worth looking at.
IMM's favourites, Eco Hometec (http://www.eco-hometec.co.uk/ ) have some
useful information, though it is rather biassed towards their own
products. Look for their "Solar Heating Technical Manual". (oh yes, and
although it says the site needs Flash, I managed to navigate without :-)
Basically the standard way to do it is with a twin coil cylinder. The
compromises come when you decide a: at what temperature to run the
cylinder and b: which heat source gets the "top" coil and which the
Martin Angove (it's Cornish for "Smith") - ARM/Digital SA110 RPC
See the Aber Valley -- http://www.tridwr.demon.co.uk/abervalley.html
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