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Gas Burner with Hi-Lo

Steve Garson_2
Steve Garson_2 Member Posts: 666
Looking for a good gas burner for a Smith Model 19 5 section, which will need a high rate of around 700,000 BTU/hr. The Carlin burners don't mention hi-lo.

Parts availability in Greater Boston is important. I heard the Powerflame burners are over priced.

Any suggestions.
Steve from Denver, CO


  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 15,636
    edited April 2011
    PowerFlame JA series

    is what I'd use. When supplied with the right actuator for the gas valve and damper, it will run lo-hi-lo with no problem.

    If this is a steam boiler, you don't want to turn down more than 30% or so. The stack temp should be well above 350 degrees or so even at low fire, to avoid condensation in the chimney.

    Check with Smith, you might be able to get this burner straight from them, already set up for that boiler.
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
  • Tim McElwain
    Tim McElwain Member Posts: 4,524

    also offers some Gas/Oil burners for Smith boilers, just not sure if Hi/Lo available
  • ed wallace
    ed wallace Member Posts: 1,613
    power flame

    cannot tell you if power flame burners are over rated but parts are availible locally from a supply house in Brighton Ma.
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