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Convert only the oil burner head to gas?
I have seen a boiler that normally would have a Beckett type oil burner head in it, with instead a natural gas firing burner head.
My propane supplier had mentioned some sort of conversion that would fire propane. Unless I misunderstood, it sounded like the Beckett air blower would be retained. Instead of the oil pump and oil tube/nozzle assembly there would be a propane supply and "nozzle".
In either case, how well do gas conversions with existing boilers work?
Natural gas is in the street right in front of my driveway (I think the line ends there), so I *might* be within the limit for free install of the gas hookup from National Grid (or is it LIPA?) here on Isle Du Long.
Thinking this conversion of my existing boiler could be a cost effective first step in full conversion to a Nat Gas boiler in the future, while giving me less costly heating fuel. And probably the ability to spread the cost of fuel over the year (balanced billing) rather than pay the bulk of it during Winter months for oil deliveries (COD prices are so much lower).
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