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Oil-to-gas conversion Portland Maine
Greetings! I'm a newbie here (which will soon be obvious). The Dan Holohan books helped give me confidence to buy my 1908 house in Portland two years ago. I have oil-fired one-pipe steam. Love the radiators, some of which I've had sandblasted and repainted. The Boiler is labeled Texaco Fuel Chief, Model FCS6500 with a net IBR rating of 139.100 and is fired by a Carlin Suntec A2VA-7116. The system has been working fine, but oil is expensive and the oil technician dates the boiler to the 1970's.
I'm looking for contractors in the area to convert me from oil to natural gas, I'm already a gas customer. There are three contractors (whom I have contacted or tried to contact) who are listed within 50 miles of Portland, but none in town, which seems funny to me. So my questions are: Anyone else I should call for an estimate? Would it ever make sense or even be possible to retain the boiler but replace the oil-burning gun with a gas one?