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    Oil to Natural Gas Conversion Burner

    We just had a new high-effiicency furnace installed. The old furnace was a oil burner beast from the 50's that the previous home owners had converted to natural gas.

    Before the old furnace got taken away I took off the full Conversion Burner assembly which includes the Direct Spark Ignition and Gas Valve. It seemed like a useful piece of equipment and I didnt want to see it end up in the landfill without seeing if I could sell it and someone else could put it to use.

    So my question is: Is there any market for these conversion burners and where would I go about trying to sell it? Craigslist? Ebay? Or would a local contractor perhaps buy it from me for use in another installation?

    It worked just fine. It was just an extremely inefficient system...and crazy loud!

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mj_montana View Post
    It was just an extremely inefficient system...and crazy loud!

    Thanks!

    the reason you'll end up junking it after you get tired of having it around.

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    Just throw it away.

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    Used, no warranty parts are worthless to contractors.

    It worked when you removed it. but no way to know if it will last a day, or 20 more years.
    if you aren't willing to BUY NEW replacement parts(which will cost more then what you get for it) for someone if it fails.

    Chuck it.
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    what are you asking for it? i wonder what it would cost to ship it? i have a rental property in Baltimore, Md that I wouldn't mind switching over to natural gas. email me when you get a chance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by monstarr View Post
    what are you asking for it? i wonder what it would cost to ship it? i have a rental property in Baltimore, Md that I wouldn't mind switching over to natural gas. email me when you get a chance.
    Wait till you find out how inefficient those old conversion burners are.
    They drink gas.
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    then if i wasn't ready to replace the entire boiler what would you recommend? how much would a new conversion burner run me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by monstarr View Post
    then if i wasn't ready to replace the entire boiler what would you recommend? how much would a new conversion burner run me?
    And that would be when we recommend that you call a licensed contractor, as prices and such are not allowed here on the boards.
    Not as lean, not as mean, but I'm still a hardcore, ass-kicking, hard charging Marine! Oohrah!

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    Quote Originally Posted by monstarr View Post
    then if i wasn't ready to replace the entire boiler what would you recommend? how much would a new conversion burner run me?
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    And new conversion burners are not efficient either. They did gas.

    Save your money this year. And get a new boiler next year. A new properly sized boiler. Will probably hold less water. And pay for itself in fuel savings a few years.
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    I would go with the gas conversion. Spendy but worth it.

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