Are 3 section boilers more prone to problems?


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Old 01-17-06, 01:44 PM
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Are 3 section boilers more prone to problems?

Just heard that somewhere, something about the nozzle being too close to the back wall. I wanted to know if it was true. I am looking at a Weil Mclain 3 section boiler. Seems they would have figured that one out.
 
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For some reason, Weil-McLain has, & has had for many years, a problem with their 3 section boilers. Why, I have no idea but I replace more 3 section W/M boilers for leaks than every other brand combined. In my opinion, if there is one cast iron boiler to stay away from, it's W/M.
 
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Can you recommend a good one then? What about Burnham?

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The Burnham V8 series is an excellent boiler if you are going to have a domestic coil. Crown's TWZ or Peerless' WBV are not bad but not in the same class as the Burnham. With no domestic coil, the Crown CT series or Buderus are my top choices.
 
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Thanks very much.
 
 

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