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Oil Burner to Gas Burner

Silvion
Silvion Member Posts: 26
I have a weilmclain steam boiler. I have a beckett oil burner.



Can I just replace the burner with a gas burner? Or do i have to get a new boiler as well?



Thanks

sil

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  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 14,838
    What model

    is the boiler?
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  • Silvion
    Silvion Member Posts: 26
    Boiler model

    I think its a 78. About 8 years old
  • heatpro02920
    heatpro02920 Member Posts: 991
    8 years old..

    Should be a gold., what is the number? SGO-?

    If so I have intalled carlin ez gas burners in them with good results...

    http://www.carlincombustion.com/products/ezgburn.htm
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 14,838
    Need the model number

    somewhere on the boiler should be a tag with the boiler's BTU ratings. On this tag is a series of numbers and letters which end in 78. The number immediately before the 78 is the number of sections the boiler has, so this will tell us what gas burner to use.



    The 78 series was still being made in 2003- the CD I got at the Weil-McLain tour which was part of Wetstock that year lists it as a current model.
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  • heatpro02920
    heatpro02920 Member Posts: 991
    Wow

     I thought they were goin before that, I have honestly NEVER installed a model 78, I stayed away from them, I used the WM  golds a little when they first came out, then stopped, then tried the ultra 80's then stopped, but now I will use the gold oils {sometimes when I need a tankless fhw} and the CGi gas {I really like them little boilers, very well made and pretty well thought out}...   But thats it...

    I remember when you had the choice of 3 boilers and you picked the one that looked closest to the one you were taking out {top right supply with left front bottom return ect..}  now you can get lost in the decisions and the prices are all getting closer and closer, I also remember the williamson 3 section oil with a coil was under a thousand bucks, now the cheapest oils are 50% more to start...
  • heatpro02920
    heatpro02920 Member Posts: 991
    Wow

     I thought they were goin before that, I have honestly NEVER installed a model 78, I stayed away from them, I used the WM  golds a little when they first came out, then stopped, then tried the ultra 80's then stopped, but now I will use the gold oils {sometimes when I need a tankless fhw} and the CGi gas {I really like them little boilers, very well made and pretty well thought out}...   But thats it...

    I remember when you had the choice of 3 boilers and you picked the one that looked closest to the one you were taking out {top right supply with left front bottom return ect..}  now you can get lost in the decisions and the prices are all getting closer and closer, I also remember the williamson 3 section oil with a coil was under a thousand bucks, now the cheapest oils are 50% more to start...
  • JeffBrown
    JeffBrown Member Posts: 67
    sounds like you are not a big fan of W-M?

    If that is true can you elaborate?  What do you prefer and why?
  • Silvion
    Silvion Member Posts: 26
    Model Number

    Its model 578

    series no 1

    gas mgh 641

    oil 4.45

    521000 btu
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 14,838
    Try PowerFlame

    one of their WJR or WCR burners should work. That's what they're using on the 80 series boilers, which have similar ratings.
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  • Charlie from wmass
    Charlie from wmass Member Posts: 4,195
    Riello 40 series

    works nice on these size boilers.
    Cost is what you spend , value is what you get.

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