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EZ-Gas Stays, Boiler is Upgraded

SteamheadSteamhead Posts: 8,881Member ✭✭✭
A couple years ago, we removed an old Esso oil burner from this American-Standard A-35 and installed a Carlin EZ-Gas, new firebox and the rest of the trimmings. The owners weren't ready for a completely new boiler, and the conversion paid for itself in less than two years.



Then the #67 LWCO got stuck and the boiler dry-fired. So it was time for a new boiler. These two pics came from my cell phone.
All Steamed Up, Inc.
"Reducing our country's energy consumption, one system at a time"
Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
Oil & Gas Burner Service
Baltimore, MD (USA) and consulting anywhere.
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  • SteamheadSteamhead Posts: 8,881Member ✭✭✭
    We installed a Columbia 4-section

    and changed the burner air tube, etc. to match the new boiler. Oh, and the new one has a probe-type LWCO so we won't have this problem again. Also a proper drop header.



    We had upgraded the main vents before we converted the old boiler. This solved a long-standing steam distribution problem.



    We'll see how much more fuel they save with the new boiler. This should be interesting.
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    "Reducing our country's energy consumption, one system at a time"
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Baltimore, MD (USA) and consulting anywhere.
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  • MarkSMarkS Posts: 462Member ✭✭✭
    That looks

    a lot like my Utica. Can't imagine why. :)



    Is that a CycleGard or a SafeGard LWCO?
    Links: EcoSteam | A Steam Odyssey | Odyssey 2 | Odyssey 2014 | A Steam Enthusiast's Outdoor Reset Control
    Royersford PA | 1890 one-pipe steam system | 3009 sf | 3 floors | 14 radiators | Utica SFE boiler
    Midco LNB-250 Modulating Gas Burner | EcoSteam modulating controls | 70 to 300 MBH |
    607 sf EDR connected load | Operating pressure: 0.5 oz | 4 mains, 135 ft | All Gorton vents
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  • SteamheadSteamhead Posts: 8,881Member ✭✭✭
    CycleGuard

    like on most new steamers.
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    "Reducing our country's energy consumption, one system at a time"
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Baltimore, MD (USA) and consulting anywhere.
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  • MarkSMarkS Posts: 462Member ✭✭✭
    They'd save

    more fuel and money if you replaced it with a SafGard. I found that it took a couple of minutes to rebuild steam pressure after each time the CycleGard ran its intermittent level test during the heat cycle. But given what happened to the old boiler maybe the CycleGard will provide your client with more peace of mind.
    Links: EcoSteam | A Steam Odyssey | Odyssey 2 | Odyssey 2014 | A Steam Enthusiast's Outdoor Reset Control
    Royersford PA | 1890 one-pipe steam system | 3009 sf | 3 floors | 14 radiators | Utica SFE boiler
    Midco LNB-250 Modulating Gas Burner | EcoSteam modulating controls | 70 to 300 MBH |
    607 sf EDR connected load | Operating pressure: 0.5 oz | 4 mains, 135 ft | All Gorton vents
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