Whats better Lennox GSB8-150 vs. Utica Peg 150 -Gas Steam Proposal

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Old 03-06-11, 06:58 PM
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Whats better Lennox GSB8-150 vs. Utica Peg 150 -Gas Steam Proposal

2 questions which one is better a Lennox GSB8-150 or a Utica Peg 150

For an oil to gas conversion Steam Radiator System, about 8 radiaters, plus basement newer hot water baseboard which is never used, and another small cast iron baseboard for small newer den.

Including installation..

Lennox GSB8 System and job is $6900 with oil tank removal

The Utica Peg-150 is $6,000 with oil tank removal plus this guy wants to do the Bradford gas water heater replacement for another $800, total $6800

1800 sgft exoanded cape cod- L shape ranch with 2 bedrooms downstairs and 2 bedrooms upstairs nothing else.

Well i need to know which is the better boiler, and technically i dont need a new water heater, mine is 10 years old and he wants to change it.

Both excellant contractors. any thoughts would be great
 
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Old 03-06-11, 11:39 PM
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Ten years is definitely middle age (or older) for a gas-fired water heater. Since the contractor will already be on site he may be cutting you a deal on the new water heater.

As for the boiler...probably not a lot of difference between the two. I spent thirty+ years with high pressure commercial and industrial steam plants but I detest residential steam heat. We do have a couple of people here that have quite a bit of residential steam experience so wait for their responses.
 
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Make sure the boiler is sized to the equivalent direct radiation (EDR) of the radiators. Do not just replace like size for like size. Calculate EDR following discussion in this recent thread

http://forum.doityourself.com/boiler...culations.html
 
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