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Looking for Peerless SC-8 or SC-9 boilers

Seems there are no wetback type boilers stocked in Chicago except some Weil Mc Lain.  All they sell is atmospheric gas.

I have been able to locate some Burnham V905's in Wisconsin, but no Peerless SC-8 or 9s.

Anybody out there have any?  I have been told 3 to 4 week wait  and I maybe be needing them soon ( I will need 2 if the customer goes this way).
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  • icesailor
    icesailor Member Posts: 7,265

    Why don't you call peerless and tell them your situation. I'm sure that they are anxious to sell you their boilers and would prevail on their rep in your area to accommodate you.

    Reps and boiler manufacturers only make money well you buy their products.

    Define your slang term "Wetback Boiler" for those of us who haven't heard it before. Is it a boiler that an amigo can carry on his back or what?
  • Wetback.....

    These are also referred to as wetbase boilers.  The combustion chamber is completely surrounded by water, except the burner end. 

    I work closely with the local Peerless rep and they are some of the best steam people in the country.  But they don't have any, and never stock any, and the factory takes 3 to 4 weeks or more.
    The Steam Whisperer (Formerly Boilerpro)

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  • icesailor
    icesailor Member Posts: 7,265
    Immigrant Wetbacks:

    I thought they might be wet based boilers. I just never heard the term.
  • Gordo
    Gordo Member Posts: 797
    Peerless Boilers

    In the central Maryland area, it seems no one stocks or even reps Peerless anymore.  I've called Peerless directly and spoke to a VP and begged for a rep to call us.  We were told one would do so soon.

    That was over a year ago.  To date, we have received no call or any contact from Peerless.  Please, we want to hear from you!

    It's a darned shame, because they are good boilers, we have installed a few,  and they seem to care very much that their steam boilers get installed properly as evidenced by their wonderful "The Color of Steam" books.  I urge folks to get  copies.

    Do they certify any of their "wetback"/wetbase boilers for gas?
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  • Yep

    The SC comes with multiple gas options. I don't know about the ECT.  I think just about all the larger wetbase boilers come with gas options.  It's the smaller ones that are the challenge.

    It seems the Peerless 211 holds up better to welded headers and other poor piping better than the LGB, even though Weil permits welded headers and Peerless does not. 
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