Part time home

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Gary.J
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Part time home

Post by Gary.J » Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:39 pm

Does anyone use a OWB in a vacation home? At the cabin, I plan on putting drain valves in the basement along with a drain pipe to the outside. I plan to have a cold water fill in the basement that connects to the OWB supply line. My plan is to fill it when I arrive and drain it when I leave to prevent freezing. Does anyone see any problem with that setup?


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Bull
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Re: Part time home

Post by Bull » Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:13 pm

I would use some kind of rust inhibitor in it and by draining it you would need to add it every time you filled it.

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Re: Part time home

Post by Gary.J » Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:29 pm

What do you think about having a large water storage tank in the basement and draining it into the tank and the pumping it back through the return line when we are going to use it?


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Re: Part time home

Post by Bull » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:09 pm

That is one idea, you could use propylene glycol Antifreeze.

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Re: Part time home

Post by Gary.J » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:58 am

I am afraid of a leak since it is near my well.


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Re: Part time home

Post by RSI » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:56 am

Boiler antifreeze isn't toxic but is very expensive for that much.

If you drain it, you would have to make sure there in no water in the lines or they would freeze and possible break.
How much of the winter would it be used and how many times would it be shut down?

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Re: Part time home

Post by Gary.J » Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:45 pm

I am retired so I am able to go a week at a time. We usually go there two weeks a month. Any idea how expensive it is? I think my boiler hold 393 gallons


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Re: Part time home

Post by RSI » Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:37 pm

It is around $700-$1000 per 55 gallon barrel.
Depending on where you are and what brand you get, you would probably 1/2 or 1/3 glycol to water ratio.
So, most likely close to 4 barrels for a 6048.

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Re: Part time home

Post by Bull » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:29 pm

If you keep the house heated and the pump running it should not freeze unless the temp went real low

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