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steam boiler replacement

Please, does anyone know if Utica or Pennco makes a decent gas steam boiler 299,000 btu for a 10 unit building 750 sf of radiation. We're concerned that these units won't do as well or last as long as the bigger names. New York City may not require a permit under 300000 btu which would save time and money.


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    I have in the past used utica steam boiler with no promblems as for pennco it's any bodies guess ,i usually use peerless boilers for steam and have had great results as all boiler replacement require permits and inspection and if it's going in a apartments then a insurance inspection is also required if i,m not mistaken ,shopping cheaper prices usually leads to shabby quality and workmanship ,with the prices of both gas and oil rising you may be better off getting a pro in there to do a heat lose and check the connected load to ensure that your boiler is not over sized and that all your traps and or air vents are in working order other wise a new boiler will do nothing for savings and comfort of the occipents peace and good luck clammy
  • mike jones_2
    mike jones_2 Member Posts: 92
    thank you

    for the very informative comment.

    ps. i'm told heat loss is important on hot water boilers while sq.ft. of radiatiors is for steam.
  • Boilerpro_5
    Boilerpro_5 Member Posts: 407
    Utica and Penco are big names....

    they and Dunkirk are all part of ECR International. The residential steamer may be essentially all the same. AT 300,000 input,if you want a beefy boiler, look at the Dunkirk D-248 or the Utica equivalent. You may also want to look at The Smith G-8 boilers that come highly recommended by STeamhead (one of the best of the best in steam. They are much more efficient than most of waht is out there. Peerless I believe offer two stage firng on thier steamers, so they could also be a very good choice.


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