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500k Weils Mclain in a 3000sf house
I'm under contract for a house with a steam boiler in need of work. Currently it has a hole in the side of the boiler case, and is oil..... its a weil mclain 78 series 578 Boiler. The house is two stories with a finished attic totaling out to 3000 ft. Does the 500000+ btu's that the weils 578 puts out sound like overkill? It's an old stone 1930s tutor... I understand without adding up all of the radiators I couldnt get an exact number. I guess I'm just interested to hear if that is an extremely large boiler for the type of home I discribed.