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    Oil boiler recommendations

    May be installing a new boiler. Has to be oil and side wall vent is a plus. Weil McClain Ultra?
    Local 449?

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    Nooooooooooo.

    I'd look at an EK, epecially if you need it to make domestic hot water.
    https://energykinetics.com/
    Can be vented thru the wall, and the burner can be swapped out for a power gas burner if you ever want to switch over to nat gas or propane (I wouldn't, but you never know)
    Other than that, I would consider any triple pass boiler that either uses a Riello BF (balanced flue-similar to high efficiency gas unit venting, or is capable of direct venting-Burnham MPO, Buderus.

    Don't forget to do a proper heat loss, although usually the smallest boiler is too big.

    If you tell me your City|State and how many gallons you burned last year I could give you a pretty close estimate of heat loss.
    If I do a job in 30 minutes it's because I spent 30 years learning how to do that in 30 minutes. You owe me for the years, not the minutes.

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    I would consider a Burnham. Riello is out, this is Beckett country around here.
    Local 449?

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    Water or steam?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaldLoonie View Post
    Water or steam?
    The ultra is not a steamer. Not saying you couldn't make it steam if things went wrong.
    If I do a job in 30 minutes it's because I spent 30 years learning how to do that in 30 minutes. You owe me for the years, not the minutes.

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    I should have looked more clearly.

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    water
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    Both are fine burners we sell more riello in my area but beckett is in second place sales wize

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