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Boiler Nozzle conversion - Help!

HVACNJHVACNJ Member Posts: 2
Oil / Gas Nozzle conversion - HELP!

Looking for some advice here -

My current setup is a weil Mclain 68 Oil - Steam boiler (model P-368-S)

with a AFG (MP1192) oil burner.  The unit is approx 12 yrs old and have

had no issues so far - knock on wood.

As I said, I currently have oil - there is gas in the street and a quick

call to the township and gas company confirmed all it would cost me to

tie in would be $125 for the permit and of course a heating system that

utilizes Gas. The township has approved paving the street in the spring

time (5 mths from now) after which time they will not allow you to open

the street for 5 years (unless there is an emergency). The catch to this

whole thing is that I am planing on putting the house on the market in

the spring....

So i'm looking for advice on whether its

A) feasible to swap out the nozzle, sacrifice the efficiency, and just get the gas to the house

B) swap out the furnace and install a gas (prob my last choice)

C) Let it ride how it is and roll the dice.

I am worried if I don't end up selling the house and something does

happen to the boiler, since I cannot open the street - I will have no

option but to get another oil unit.

I am on the fence with what makes the most sense - I dont want to be paying for a new heating system for someone else to enjoy.


  • JStarJStar Member Posts: 2,668

    See my response in the Oil Forum.
    - Joe Starosielec
    [email protected]
  • EricEric Member Posts: 261
    you can't

    You can't just swap out the nozzle.

    Ok to clarify... a furnace is forced hot air... a boiler contains water and can be hot water or steam. It is confusing when you use both terms together, what do you have? and if a boiler is it hot water filled or steam?

    You will most likely be able to buy a gas conversion burner, which will bolt up to your existing boiler/furnace, but they ain't cheap, and I wouldn't recommend it on an older unit.
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