Cost for new gas boiler?


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Old 01-27-14, 06:09 AM
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Cost for new gas boiler?

I currently have a 60 year old oil based boiler in a 9,000 sq ft warehouse for heat. I want to install a new gas based boiler. Can somebody provide a rough estimate on how much this would cost to install (parts & labor)? The street has a gas line but the warehouse does not. I am submitting a request to PSE&G to provide one. The warehouse is in Hudson County, NJ. Thank you.
 
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Old 01-27-14, 06:40 AM
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The first step is to perform a heat-loss calculation in order to size the boiler.
 
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Old 01-27-14, 06:53 AM
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All depends on, how much gas line is necessary, size of the boiler, efficiency selection, venting options, electrical and man hours. Any rough estimate we could give you here would be an extremely large range, without any additional info.
 
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Old 01-27-14, 10:01 AM
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Big boiler... probably 300-400K BTUH, maybe more?

I'm gonna throw a guesstimate (just that, a complete and total GUESS) just to see if I win...

At least 15K jellybeans. NOT counting the cost to run the gas line and piping.
 
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Old 01-27-14, 03:48 PM
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I say 2 cascading boilers, maybe 3... 160 hours..4 men plus parts... $32000.... ( Hudson Co...)

I would say boilers, parts and paying the men come to 18K alone...
 
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OK, that's very interesting, Lawrosa. That makes NJT Plumbing & Heating, Inc. the apparent low bidder for a fixed, lump sum of $15K. OP: accept that bid!
 
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Old 01-27-14, 04:11 PM
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Yeah... Pay me! ha ha ha ...

Mike's bid is for multiple boilers though Gil... I was just talking about a pull and place... just one big boiler. It would certainly make sense in a warehouse for at LEAST two boilers, one of them being a small 'jockey' boiler for the warmer part of the season.

I'm still in the neighborhood of 15K for a single boiler, not much repiping, and again, NOT including the gas line work.
 
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I'm curious as to how the current system is piped, and the type of heat emitters that are being used. And is it one large area, or is the warehouse sectionalized, or...?

These factors will have at least some bearing on determining optimal replacement options (and related cost).
 
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I can see there being fan coil units as the heat emitters. If I had my way with this it would be multi stage boilers with a nice heat timer control. Probably be in the range of 40-50K
 
 

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