|Is it a tool chest dressed for the season ? Is it a home code cart ? Perhaps a home dialysis machine ?|
I like to believe that my family and I are up-to-date on a lot of house systems. This makes it a lot easier when it's time to update something to make the best decisions. Today, I found out that I am not up to date, at all !
|What is this ? A hot water heater which dispenses orange-ade ? An excellent cover for gun storage ? A big orange battery ?|
|Is this a large home container of extra virgin olive oil wired to the gourmet kitchen above for someone who really likes to cook ?|
I did some research and all of my initial thoughts were incorrect. It looks like I won't be a guest on "This Old House" anytime soon. These systems exist in the same residence. They are part of a German engineered highly efficient heating system. This system is a Veissman hot water heating boiler system which not only heats your hot water but provides reliable and inexpensive heat as well. It employs a cast iron or steel biferral heat exchanger. The top unit is a control unit. It appears that someone has placed a commercial unit in their home. These units can be installed to use solar power, oil power, wood fired and gas fired power. They do not yet manufacture one of this type which can use two or three different types of fuels interchangeably.
The third picture is a DeHoust tank which I believe stores water in a specially protected enclosure to avoid leakage.
This is a German system primarily for commercial use, but it can be used in some homes, as a residential system. It provides excellent heat and hot water relatively inexpensively (after of course, the cost of purchase and installation.) A limited number of these devices are available through special arrangement, for the colder parts of the United States.