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“circulating pump is a power pig” I have been trying to get data from the furnace manufacturers on their product power consumption but they either will not or cannot provide the data. I have run into solar websites that strongly advice not to use this kind of furnace yet I know of some off-grid homes where they do manage. Too little information is available at present. I’m told there are too many variables to enable anyone to calculate in advance just how much power such a system uses. That is baloney! Somebody knew enough to know what size pump to install with the boiler to begin with. Do you have a kill-a-watt meter that you can use to determine how many watts your system uses? How do you plan to tweak your system?