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Old 08-29-2011, 11:09 PM   #1
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Heating system ideas?

I just got a '76 Sovereign, and am looking into putting a new heating system in it. We are planning on using it during the winter in New England, so I'm looking for something that will get the job done reliably and cost effectively. I was really interested in the hot water radiant heating system that Malconium is installing and may try the same thing. I was wondering if anyone had any other suggestions? I know absolutely nothing about heating systems, so I'm a little afraid of getting in over my head.

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Old 08-30-2011, 05:45 AM   #2
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Unless you plan to be inside a barn for the Winter, it's going to be very difficult to use it in New England during that time. You might be able to put some kind of skirting up to help the furnace, but you're going to be burning a 30 pound tank of LP a day when it gets below zero. Even a couple of electric heaters along with the furnace may not be enough.

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Old 08-30-2011, 07:34 AM   #3
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Also depends on where in New England. There is a huge difference between say northern Vermont and southern Connecticut. It would have to be my last and only option to try it in Vermont.
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Besides the propane in temps around the zero mark you are likely to have a large amount of condensation, freezing on the interior windows and maybe interior skin too.
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Old 08-31-2011, 02:28 PM   #5
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We will be in southern Mass, and are planning on being in a barn type structure (thought it will be unheated). I have been looking into skirting and some ways to insulate it a little better. Maybe putting some sort of insulation on the windows.
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