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    Have any one conveted an oil boiler to gas boiler before? Does it makes sense to convert or just buy a new gas boiler?

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    Buy a new boiler.

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    I agree.

    It can be done with a power burner, but the eff. is so low you could by a new one in no time.
    Karst means cave. So, I search for caves.

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    Get a new boiler! Has anything you have ever seen that has been retrofitted or coverted ever been a great product? Nope, just good enough to get by.

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    There are a few high efficency boilers that were rated for oil or gas. Thermopride has one along with Viessmann and Biasi, are just a few. If they had a gas burner rated for the unit then why not. If they didn't, I wouldn't bother.

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    Originally posted by karsthuntr
    I agree.

    It can be done with a power burner, but the eff. is so low you could by a new one in no time.
    Man you are good . my cousin said the same thing. this summer we will change it together. itsnot only inefficent (did i spellthat right?), but it is noisy as hell . i can hear the gas gun blasting away in my bed room. thank for the info

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    Your welcome
    Karst means cave. So, I search for caves.

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    Originally posted by berad
    Get a new boiler! Has anything you have ever seen that has been retrofitted or coverted ever been a great product? Nope, just good enough to get by.
    nope im gething a new one and put it in with my cousin.

    thanks.

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    Originally posted by johnsp
    There are a few high efficency boilers that were rated for oil or gas. Thermopride has one along with Viessmann and Biasi, are just a few. If they had a gas burner rated for the unit then why not. If they didn't, I wouldn't bother.
    Which model Thermopride Boiler is that????

    I've converted boilers, but it's only worth it in the large hp boiler sizes, and, since this is in the resi section, I'm thinking that it's a little boiler.

    Just about any oil-fired boiler CAN be fitted with a PowerFlame gas burner, but most SHOULDN'T be......

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    Sorry I meant Thermodynamcis. Anyway the CWL boiler is available with a HeatWise gas burner. They only rate it at 81% efficency.

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