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Thanks for the info Troop, and for the record a...

Thanks for the info Troop, and for the record a beat to s*it Chevy Vega got a friend and I all the way from Portland, ME to Caribou, ME and back (10+ hours each way) to a wild biker party one summer...
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Need review of Burnham Gas Boiler (esp. PVG series)

Doing an oil-gas conversion. I know there are a lot of choices and Burnham not my 1st choice however Nat. Grid offering crazy incentives on them. Total cost of a PVG6 would be close to $1000 bucks....
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Trooper, I think he recommends the peerless...

Trooper, I think he recommends the peerless mostly due to small footprint, top flue (necessary) and they did amazingly well through hurricane sandy flooding compared to other models. Said they...
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Trooper, my wallet loves that train of thought...

Trooper, my wallet loves that train of thought but the aquastat only has two dials, lo and hi. I just set the high to 180 and the low to 160 ish. Too high?
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I can make tea now, just can't make a whole lot...

I can make tea now, just can't make a whole lot of it! lol All the repair guys tell me the coil is probably doing 3gpm, maybe a little better after a cleaning and most houses in my area have the...
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Tuned, nozzle replaced, vacuum'd every year. ...

Tuned, nozzle replaced, vacuum'd every year. Don't think we ever did an efficiency test (never heard of it). I believe boiler is 129k btu.

Winter temps set at 160/180. Summer lowered 20 degrees...
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Tom, when heat is called to any zone the hot...

Tom, when heat is called to any zone the hot water loses temperature. When multiple items in use, loses temperature. Pressure drops slightly but not the bigger issue. It's the temp dropping. Too...
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Thanks Trooper. I'm not sure about the "How Can...

Thanks Trooper. I'm not sure about the "How Can You Not" thing. If the coil does 4-5 gpm and the tank does 4.33 as you say, where is the big difference? In the age/wear of the coil?

I do not...
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Coil for hot H2O vs Indirect Tank...not efficiency but performance?!

Asking another way and appreciate opinions.

Have a 25 yr old Peerless boiler w/ coil. Appro. 1800sqft, poorly insulated Levitt house w/ 3 zones. The current plumbing is a nightmare of patched...
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Basic reasons: Poorly plumbed and needs service...

Basic reasons: Poorly plumbed and needs service often, coil close to shot, cannot get enough hot water for 2 people to shower at once (errr, separate bathrooms of course..lol) and barely enough for...
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Tight space but want to switch from coil to indirect tank for hot H2O

Have a 22 yr old Peerless oil fired boiler w/ coil HW. Zones were added willy nilly so the system is a bit of a mess. My new and trusted repair guy when asked about upgrade said go with new...
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Thank you all for the answers. I have not taken...

Thank you all for the answers. I have not taken measurements yet but will do so. The 1st vendor was heavily pushing the Kinetic Energy System 2000 but he did not think it would fit and they have...
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Help: Oil Boiler/Burner question(s)

Great forum, any advice is greatly appreciated.

I am replacing my 20 yr old Peerless boiler with tankless coil (hot H2O) and am looking to get a) a system that does what it's supposed to and b)...
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