In fairness to all, we don't discuss pricing on the Wall. Thanks for your cooperation.
what is all this extra stuff?
So I want to upgrade my steam heating system with a new boiler as the old one is early 40's, it has a cracked and repaired tank.
I was looking at pipe diagrams for the crown boiler I want (going from 216k btu to 136k as the old boiler is way oversized for the radiators I have),and it doesn't ask for any of the parts that the old boiler has now.
1) Webber Vent Trap 0023
2) Boiler return Trap 0023
3) Webber dirt strainer 024
Since Webber is no longer in business what would I replace each of these items with? Do I need to replace the near boiler pipes and these items? Can I just drop the new boiler in as long as I maintain the water line? Could I replace pipes and clean rebuild old Webber items, modding the two systems together? What type of pipe do I have to use and what are minimum requirements?(black iron, black steel, copper below the waterline only, and galvanized)? How do I work the box that controls steam pressure( it is set to 2 psi and I believe that is high after I replaced the traps)?
As for items already done, I have replaced the non functioning condensation traps on the radiators. Changed the valves where they were sticking so that I could adjust heat in each room. Before I bought the house I had the old owner replace the low water cut off and the gas control valve as I want to use this boiler through the winter. This will give me a year to collect all the parts/data and do the install all at once.
I have contacted all my local HVAC people and received bids, none of which seem at all reasonable (one of them quoted more than my last house cost). Only one of them guaranteed the work. Closest HVAC recommended by this site is 250 or so miles away in Chicago. This is why I have decided to undertake this process. Included are a few pics of the system any advice would be greatly appreciated but I do have to adhere to a budget that if it so requires me to order parts over several years.