Which Oil Boiler Should I Buy????


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Old 03-25-10, 05:42 PM
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We have had three quotes so far...$6800, $6750, and $6995. All three are for different boilers and different indirect water heaters. It's hard to compare apples to apples when everyone sells a different product.

As for repairing the old unit....all three people who came to give us estimates were afraid to touch the coil plate/bolts because it is totally rusted through. It is so bad that there is hardly anything left of the bolts. The coil could never be replaced because those bolts would snap off or fall off without any effort.
 
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Old 03-25-10, 05:52 PM
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As for repairing the old unit....all three people who came to give us estimates were afraid to touch the coil plate/bolts because it is totally rusted through. It is so bad that there is hardly anything left of the bolts. The coil could never be replaced because those bolts would snap off or fall off without any effort.
But what about converting the boiler to cold start and having an indirect installed for hot water usage?
 
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Old 03-25-10, 06:14 PM
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The gasket would still need to be repaired...

If the rust is that bad, perhaps I can understand the reluctance to approach such a job... although, it IS possible for the bolts to be drilled out and re-tapped... it's a labor intensive job. If one or maybe two break, then OK, drill and tap... but if ALL of them break, how many hours of labor do you really wanna pay someone to do that job? Yes, as bad as it is, you could easily be looking at a labor charge upwards of a grand. And you are still stuck with the second crappiest way of making domestic hot water. The first crappiest you ask? Boiling pots of water on a wood stove.

Grandma, the quotes you have gotten so far are not out of line. I'm sure CT isn't much different than NJ in terms of labor charges. If these quotes include an indirect water heater, they are VERY reasonable! ( Do they? )

ASK FOR AND CHECK REFERNCES! Don't be shy! It's YOUR money!
 
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Why the wtgo3? That has a tankless coil, which you don't need with the indirect. The wgo2 would do the job, better. what is a weil 3 40 gal indirect? never heard of it.

what are the other boilers and indirects proposed?
 
 

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