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Small oil boiler

Hovlandstech Member Posts: 22
I am working on a bid and need a oil fired boiler with an input rating of 60-75k btu.  Should be a .45 or a .5gpm nozzle.  Needs to be 83% AFUE and must be listed in manufacturer specs as the stated input and AFUE.  Any help?


  • PeterNH
    PeterNH Member Posts: 88
    How about this -

    Ultimate PFO-3

    See page 4:

  • Hovlandstech
    Hovlandstech Member Posts: 22

    I have no idea from under what rock you found that, but I will take it.  Is it readily available?  I've heard of ECR for sure, but never Ultimate.  Maybe this will be my winning edge!  Thank you!
  • Paul48
    Paul48 Member Posts: 4,470

    makes a Pinnacle oil-fired condensing.
  • Hovlandstech
    Hovlandstech Member Posts: 22

    It's a low bid state job and I just need the cheapest thing that hits their requirements
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 14,703
    Might also look at the Burnham MPO-IQ84

    not sure if that Granby is available in the States, though it does look interesting.
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  • kcopp
    kcopp Member Posts: 3,772
    That looks....

    a LOT like a Pensotti... Quatech.
  • Paul48
    Paul48 Member Posts: 4,470

  • PeterNH
    PeterNH Member Posts: 88

    The Ultimates are readily available. Reasonably priced too.

    Lots installed in New England.

    I think Ultimate was a Mass. company before ECR bought them, but i'm not 100% sure.

  • Robert O'Brien
    Robert O'Brien Member Posts: 3,350
    Biasi B10-3

    Used a few with zero problems
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  • billtwocase
    billtwocase Member Posts: 2,385
    you are right Peter

    They were out of Natick, then Dumkirk bought them out. They casted the boiler for them. They turned to junk shortly after. I put them in for about 12 years, then no more. Pensotti would get my vote for a "small" boiler, and definitely a Riello, no NX.
  • meplumber
    meplumber Member Posts: 678
    Buy America Act

    Most of the state jobs that I am seeing these days are grant funded through the "Buy America Act".  I looked at a job the other day where one of the European boilers would have been an absolutely perfect fit.  Couldn't use it.  Didn't get the job anyway.  Oh well.  Win some.  Loss some.

    I would look at the Burnham myself.
  • billtwocase
    billtwocase Member Posts: 2,385
    I'd go for that Meplumber

    Sate jobs in my area don't require that, but there's a thought, keep American workers working. I'm all for that. Sadly enough, most don't see it that way
  • Ron Jr._3
    Ron Jr._3 Member Posts: 603
    Buy American !

    Peerless WBV3 . Lowest nozzle size is .50 

    87.5% AFUE using the lowest input . 
  • billtwocase
    billtwocase Member Posts: 2,385
    hey Ron

    Isn't that a pinner? Don't you know those are taboo?  : )
  • meplumber
    meplumber Member Posts: 678
    The pinners don't meet the specs

    The specs that they are writing for these grants aren't met by the pinners.  Only the 3 passers will meet it.

    I have been using the Burnham MPO.  Not my absolute favorite boiler, but one of the better ones.

    I have been looking at the Peerless Cast 92-2 and 92-4's for my gas "Buy America" jobs.  That and the Hydrotherm KN series.  They are essentially the same boiler, but the Hydrotherm gives me a higher range, going up to 3 million.
  • Mac_R
    Mac_R Member Posts: 117

    I am surprised that no one mentioned my little red buddy the Solaia.  It is a Boyertown PA product.  Nice little boiler.  I have seen a few of them installed and they are hard to beat.
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