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Converting Burnham V905 to gas

04090
04090 Member Posts: 142
1998 Burnham V905 steam boiler currently firing 4.0 GPH, boiler is rated 534MBH, firing rate on the label is 4.65GPH for Lt Oil and 668MBH for gas. Steam is 1671 SF and 401MBH



Typically uses about 3500 gallons of fuel annually, and oil is now $3.10 The system has been very reliable.



Is it worthwhile converting to gas and what would it take?

Comments

  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 14,330
    What

    is the price per therm of gas in your area? 
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    "Reducing our country's energy consumption, one system at a time"
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    Baltimore, MD (USA) and consulting anywhere.
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  • 04090
    04090 Member Posts: 142
    reply

    $1.15 for the first 40 therms



    $1.35 per therm above 40



    $14 monthly charge
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 14,330
    Does that include

    all the taxes and other fees that are shown in very small print? 



    And is the gas utility going to raise its rates, like ours?
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    "Reducing our country's energy consumption, one system at a time"
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Baltimore, MD (USA) and consulting anywhere.
    https://heatinghelp.com/find-a-contractor/detail/all-steamed-up-inc
  • Jean-David Beyer
    Jean-David Beyer Member Posts: 2,665
    is the gas utility going to raise its rates, like ours?

    I do not know about others, but mine has claimed that they lowered its rates in the fall of 2009, and again in 2010. BGS is Basic Gas Service; DEL is Delivery charge; RCC is Residential customer charge.. I do not know what RCA is. The first is my first-ever gas bill.



    Date posted  Therms  BGS     DEL      RCC    Total.

    20090601       3.15      $ 3.47   $ 1.63   $3.30    $ 8.40

    20090630       6.28       $ 6.91   $ 3.25  $8.25    $18.41

    20090723       3.14       $ 3.46   $ 1.63  $5.78    $10.87

    20090820       3.14       $ 3.45   $ 1.65  $8.25    $13.35

    20090921       5.23       $ 5.60   $ 2.75   $8.25   $16.60

    20091021      21.95      $17.64  $10.95   $8.25   $36.84

    20091119      27.09      $21.78   $13.35  $6.60   $41.73

    20091222      60.41      $60.41   $29.78  $8.25   $86.60

    20100122     125.72    $101.07   $61.97  $8.25  $171.29

    20100223     111.67    $ 89.77    $55.04  $8.25  $134.67  RCA $18.39-

    20100324       66.96    $ 53.83    $33.01  $8.25  $76.71    RCA $18.38-

    20100423       33.49    $ 26.93    $16.51   $8.25  $33.52   RCA $18.17-

    20100524       16.69    $ 13.42     $ 8.31   $8.25  $25.59   RCA $4.39-

    20100623         7.27     $ 5.84      $ 3.64   $8.25  $17.73

    20100723          4.16     $ 3.34      $ 2.08   $8.25  $13.67

    20100820          5.21      $ 4.18     $ 2.61   $8.25  $15.04

    20100921          4.17      $ 3.35     $ 2.09   $8.25   $13.69

    20101021          13.55     $10.17    $ 7.05   $8.25   $25.47



    The prices sure seem to change around a lot.
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