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mectron 3m

val_3
val_3 Member Posts: 3
I have Bock 32E oil fired hot water heater the tank is 10yrs old ,the burner a riello mectron 3M needs the oil pump replaced.The burner is at least 15yrs old.Should i repair the oil pump or change to a indirect hot water heater and add zone on my boiler.What are the pros and cons is their any savings in the long run. thanks

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  • Leo_13
    Leo_13 Member Posts: 38
    A few variables

    Bock is one of the best water heaters but it still has more stand by losses than an indirect. The bock has it's own burner so an additional annual service and over time it will wear out and leak. Most indirects have lifetime warranties. The stand by losses are very low. The boiler will like having some heat now and then through the summer it will stay cleaner. I vote for the indirect. On the other hand Bock is one of the best and I bet you haven't had to put much money into the Riello, they are tough.

    Leo
  • Robert O'Brien
    Robert O'Brien Member Posts: 3,537
    What

    type of boiler?Is it maintaining temp?The Mectron was replaced by the F series in 1990,so it's at least that old

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  • val_3
    val_3 Member Posts: 3


    HB Smith 8 series 4L with a riello 40 oil burner.The mectron 3M came off a Ford oil fired hot water heater that was leaking so I dont know how old the burner is.
  • Steamhead (in transit)
    Steamhead (in transit) Member Posts: 6,688
    The Smith 8 series

    is already tapped for an indirect, or at least the current versions are. Check the I$O manual to be sure. Is this a steam or hot-water system?

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  • UniR_3
    UniR_3 Member Posts: 22


    hot water with a coil that is set up but valved off. Their is no problem adding another zone. I have 3 zones .I have taco 6 zone relay box.
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