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Thanks for your response, NJTrooper. From...

Thanks for your response, NJTrooper.

From the megasteam manual "warnings page":
"This boiler is designed to burn No. 2 fuel oil only. Do not use gasoline, crankcase drainings, or any oil...
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I emailed this question to Peerless. To their...

I emailed this question to Peerless. To their credit they did respond quickly. This was their response:

"Hello -
We have not tested that boiler for gas operation; you will need to consult with...
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Posted By franz

Question Peerless WBV boiler gas conversion

Can the Peerless WBV oil/steam boiler be converted to gas with a conversion burner?

Has anyone here done this with either the steam or the water version?
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Posted By franz

NJTrooper,Do you know if the MBV can be converted...

NJTrooper,Do you know if the MBV can be converted to gas with a conversion burner. I think I read earlier today that the megasteam couldn't. Would like to have that option for future.
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Posted By franz

Talked with my oil supplier. He is recommending...

Talked with my oil supplier. He is recommending the 3 section Peerless WBV oil/steam boiler. Choice of beckett, carlin or riello burners.

Any opinions?
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Posted By franz

Thanks for your reply, NJTROOPER. I like blue...

Thanks for your reply, NJTROOPER. I like blue too, but does this boiler come in a steam version? If so, would you still recommend it?

There seems to be less choices for small boilers in oil...
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Posted By franz

Anyone? Old boiler from weil-mclain was way...

Anyone? Old boiler from weil-mclain was way oversized.
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Posted By franz

Recommended oil/steam replacement boiler and burner

It's time to replace. Need only about 50k - 75k btu. Will consider all suggestions. Please provide reason for your recommendation. Will have pro install, but want to continue to do most...
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Posted By franz

Post Well the other day, I managed to wrestle the boot...

Well the other day, I managed to wrestle the boot back into place. Turned out that I only had 2 spring clamps that were large enough to lend a hand, but remembering what Pugsl had mentioned about...
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Posted By franz

I guess I'LL reuse the old one and see what...

I guess I'LL reuse the old one and see what happens. It was fine for 5 1/2 years with zero maintenence. So for now on i'll keep it clean, and if the problem persists I'll spring for the new boot....
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Posted By franz

There definately was BLACK mold on the boot. It...

There definately was BLACK mold on the boot. It was loaded up with grungy black crud. That is why I took it off to clean it up.

The best I could tell was that moldy water was dripping down the...
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Posted By franz

Thanks Pugsl!!! That is great news that I don't...

Thanks Pugsl!!! That is great news that I don't have to remove the front panel. I was just gonna break out the hammer drill and have at it.:eek:
What does the new boot do? Is the drip problem what...
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Posted By franz

Wow, thanks for your replies! Let me get...

Wow, thanks for your replies!

Let me get this straight.

Is the correct procedure by the book to remove the front panel to reinstall the boot? If so, how are you supposed to remove it?

I...
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Posted By franz

Stacked Kenmore Front Loader

STACKED KENMORE FRONT LOADER

Hello all.

I need to know how to remove the front panel on my Kenmore 417.43042200 front loader.
I believe this is necessary to reinstall the boot, which had a...
11-11-07, 10:28 AM
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Posted By franz

Thank God for colors!:) Sounds like an easy...

Thank God for colors!:) Sounds like an easy swap.That new controller will more than pay for itself in no time at all with our electric rates, not to mention avoiding the burnt out transformers that...
11-10-07, 10:04 AM
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Posted By franz

Hello Grady, Thanks for your response. You...

Hello Grady,

Thanks for your response. You didn't miss any posts. I broke them up into 2 posts to separate the subjects for clarity. As far as the "right forum" concern, It seems like this forum...
11-09-07, 01:59 PM
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Posted By franz

Exclamation wrong nozzle

Just wanted to clear something up in case a future reader with this burner comes to this thread for help.

Earlier in this thread, I posted that I removed and replaced the nozzle, a Delavan .85 60...
11-09-07, 01:42 PM
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Posted By franz

Lightbulb Solenoid Safety Valve Vs. Primary Control

Grady posted this in my "new tank" thread:

Pump

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Disaster is an understatement. It makes one mell of a hess....
11-09-07, 01:22 PM
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Posted By franz

Thumbs up another completed DIY project

Just wanted to close out this thread. Glad to say that I filled the new tank and it didn't leak:) .

The other day I cut the tank in half horizontally, scooped about a gallon of sludge out, and...
11-02-07, 07:40 PM
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Posted By franz

more progress

Yep, the ignitor was shot. I was able to get a new one from the same P & H supply store that had the electrodes. The counterman was also nice enough to give me the names and numbers of a couple of...
10-31-07, 09:04 PM
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Posted By franz

progress

Hello Ken and Grady,

Yep, the trodes are different, so I wound up going to 3 different P & H stores before I found them. I bought an extra set, as well as 2 Delavan nozzles (.85 60b) and a...
10-30-07, 09:31 PM
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Posted By franz

Hello Grady, Please tell me what you really...

Hello Grady,

Please tell me what you really think about that burner. C'mon now - don't hold back. LOL

Wow, is it really that bad? My friend had told me it was a good burner (it came with the...
10-30-07, 01:43 PM
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Posted By franz

Beckett AF II 150 ( 0.75 - 1.50 GPH) problem

Just filled up brand new aboveground tank with clean oil.
Bled air out of Suntec pump.
Pumping well, Garber filter clean.
Burner had run out of fuel in August.
Lockout button was not popped up....
10-19-07, 05:14 PM
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Posted By franz

ptfe problems

Thanks Grady, that is good info - not rambling. Probably more than I wanted to know, but not more than I needed to know.

I have a 9 year old suntec #something in the basement.
Flooding the burner...
10-19-07, 04:38 PM
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Posted By franz

Grady, in your next to last post - what valve...

Grady, in your next to last post - what valve were you talking about?
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