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Looking for a PVC vented oil fired boiler

John_108 Member Posts: 21
We have a customer that wants an oiled fired boiler installed but is limited for head height and does not want us to use a power venter to vent the boiler. Can anyone recommend a direct vent pvc oil fired boiler.


  • Jerry_15
    Jerry_15 Member Posts: 379

    I can hardly wait to get an answer to this one.
  • A.J.
    A.J. Member Posts: 257
    The wait is over

    Try Dornback two pipe PVC 90% plus E-mail [email protected]
    I have quoted a couple of them but no sales yet so no first hand experince.They might be worth a look, nothing ventured,right ?
  • Tim Doran
    Tim Doran Member Posts: 208

    The FCX by Monitor is PVC vented.

    Tim D.
  • Steve_35
    Steve_35 Member Posts: 546
    I hope Dornback's boiler is better than their furnaces were.

    My Dad bought one for his home several years ago. Probably close to 20 years ago. Positive pressure over fire and around 900F net stack. Piece of junk.
  • John@Reliable_10
    John@Reliable_10 Member Posts: 99
    not pvc but..................

    thier are a number of "direct" vent boilers out here.
    They use a metal hose kit that connects to the the vent thru the wall of home, burner is what exhausts flue gases outside. Solaia by Boyertown is one of them,have sold a few with no problems at all.
  • Rely_2
    Rely_2 Member Posts: 61

    Burnham LEDV boiler has stainless steel liner with no power vent
  • A.J.
    A.J. Member Posts: 257
    It is a furnace not a bioler

    I know the rep. in the Pittsburgh area, great fountin of knoledge. According to him they redsigned them from just a couple of years ago,they were a nightmare to service.
    These people even got some grant monies from NORA for their research.
  • EJW
    EJW Member Posts: 321
    Direct vent

    Don't know what you need for btu's, but take a look at the 115 Buderus. It is not pvc vented though. EJW
  • jeff_51
    jeff_51 Member Posts: 545
    put in a Dornback about 15 yrs ago

    oil fired pvc vent, cracked exchanger a couple of years after we installed it, always had sooting problems with the vent. Never put in another
  • Steamhead (in transit)
    Steamhead (in transit) Member Posts: 6,688
    The Solaia

    is actually a re-badged 3-pass Biasi. It's sold in the Baltimore area as a Columbia. Nice little boiler and well supported.

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  • John_108
    John_108 Member Posts: 21
    PVC Vented Boilers

    Thanks to all for the info. I call Doranbeck and was told that they sell furnaces only, no boilers. I also was able to talk to Monitor abot the FCX and this may work for us. The problem is the boiler is in the middle of the basement with no chimney and low ceiling height. Again thanks for the info.
  • Todd_11
    Todd_11 Member Posts: 8
    Ultra Oil

    Take a look at Weil Mclain's Ultra Oil. This can be direct vented up to 15ft.
  • chapchap70_2
    chapchap70_2 Member Posts: 147
    back away slowly

    If I understand the scenario correctly, you have a person who is insisting on a boiler installed in the middle of his basement/crawlspace with no chimney and no power venter.

    How far (if at all) will the flue gases travel horizontally via natural draft without condensing? If the vent pipe is pitched properly, which way will the corrosive liquid travel after it condenses?
  • Mark_7
    Mark_7 Member Posts: 123
    vented oil boiler

    Check out the new Peerless Pinnacle oil 90%+ direct vent,We checked it out at the New Jersey Oil show. Nice unit.
  • Weezbo
    Weezbo Member Posts: 6,232

    the current boiler is in the basement?

    how about placing the new boiler in the garage and piping the heat to the existing boiler? that would increase your options. if you do not have a garage, a small three sided building, bolted up to your home, could house a boiler...

    many condensing boilers are designed to drop the stack exhaust ,heat incoming air,heat Up the fluids,bring back the lowest water temps.....off the Bottom and back of a boiler. meaning, starting out with them off the ground might make it easier to work with when you go in for the maintenance that needs to periodically be preformed.
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