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I'm Considering a Thermo Pride OH6 oil furnace, any opinions?
Title says it all. There doesn't seem to be much local experience with these units. It's about the right size to replace my retiring 21 year old Yukon furnace. I'm willing to pay more than absolutely necessary for a furnace I can live with for the next 20 years. I'm currently leaning towards a Thermo Pride OH6 with the single stage Riello BF3 and the GE ECM blower. So far locally I've been told to either definitely get the Riello, or the Beckett, depending on who I ask :) .
Here's some relevant facts (probably too many)
Tiny, 1930 Bungalow, (700 sqft) with furnace in a concrete utility basement.
#2 fuel oil, buried tank.
Fairly short double run of 3/8" copper fuel line.
#400 sieve fuel prefilter w/poly bowl (Goldenrod) followed by 15 micron water block, also a Goldenrod.
Short duct runs, 6 to 15 feet long.
Open vent ductless return air (unrestricted air flow from main floor to basement).
Current furnace fired at .75gph with old Beckett, not challenged even at -50F. ~87% efficient.
20-25ft tall stack, single wall 6" stainless inside masonry.
This furnace is available with the following options;
Riello BF3 single stage
Riello G5D dual stage
Beckett TP2501 F3
Direct Drive with GE ECM
I'd love to hear any opinions anybody has. It seems really hard to find feed back on these units. Thanks in advance for the input!
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