Need some help to make informed decisions on boiler replacement.
Went to bleed the radiators on the first 30 degress morning of the year. Heard a few noises as I let extra water in. Always seems to need a bit in the fall. One noise was dripping and hissing from the boiler. Cripes. Water was dripping right onto the pilot light and it had gone out. (Can you say $$)
I fired it up anyways to see what would happen. Nothing blew up but after a ten minute burn the water continued to drip.
The unit is a 100000btu/hr unit from Monkey Wards that has to be 50 years old. No pump, just the two pipes for gravity cycling. Natural gas fired.
Any chance this thing is repairable?
I've already started looking into a replacement. Makes me wonder a few things.
Are there separate product lines for pumped versus gravity boilers? I'm not finding any boilers that say they're for a gravity system. Is it just plumbed up to the input and output or is the pump put in anyways?
What are good product lines for these types?
Anything special info a guy should have?