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old boiler

DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 15,425
you'll find the service manuals for these.
Retired and loving it.


  • Hollis
    Hollis Member Posts: 105
    GE downdraft boiler?

    Anyone ever work on these? Seems like the couple of techs act they they are poison. (I think because they are probably hard to clean and don't want to work on them)

    So I have(had) two of them. Told they were inefficient and would save by replacing them.
    Well I did replace one with a HB.Smith steam boiler. The next year we had about the same Heating degree days and solar gain and the wind chills were close too. And the oil bill were almost exactly the same. (thermostat set for whole building is same)

    So,..was the GE way ahead of its time and more efficient than most realize and because its old "must" be inefficient?
    OR the HB Smith installation or settings possibly not correct? (I asked to be checked midway through the season)
    Wondering if I should change the other one.
  • Hollis
    Hollis Member Posts: 105

    Thank you Dan! Harry
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