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Is this Steam contractor telling me the truth?
Good Afternoon. I'm planning on upgrading an old 70's oil fired steam boiler which is currently connected into my chimney. I have concerns that a newer boiler might require chimney upgrading, so I asked my steam contractor about getting a direct vent system. First he said this...
<span>"The Supply house/ Manufacturers say there isn't a dirrect vent steam option."</span>
Upon further inquiry he then said this...
<span>"just checked again. you can add a Power vent onto a steam oil fire boiler and then direct vent. this requires about a 12- 20 openning in the wall. then bringing outside air in for the make up air. couple thousand $ more plus labor. At that point you could line your chimney?"</span>
Is he speaking the truth? Is it best to just line the chimney?