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Anyone buy 4 year old boilers?

Mike2009 Member Posts: 3
I have acouple customers looking to convert over to NG gas..boilers are only 4 years old

Wondering if there is any interest in 4 year old oil boilers...burnham & buderus

Thanks for any info


  • Aaron_in_Maine
    Aaron_in_Maine Member Posts: 315

    I could see getting rid of the pinner. But why not just covert the Buderus with a riello gas burner the boiler is rated for it.
    Aaron Hamilton Heating
    ahheating@ yahoo.com
  • Harper111
    Harper111 Member Posts: 26
    You are not permitted to convert those boilers

    It is against manufacturer guidelines to convert those boilers to natural gas.

    Plus the warranty will not transfer to any new owner. This severely limits your resale.
  • pecmsg
    pecmsg Member Posts: 4,692

    Groups like Habitat for Humanity may take them.
  • Aaron_in_Maine
    Aaron_in_Maine Member Posts: 315

    I know you deal in Burnham Harper111. Which is why I say make it a boat anchor. But the Buderus is rated for a gas burner it is printed right on the tag on the boiler.
    Aaron Hamilton Heating
    ahheating@ yahoo.com
  • Ken D.
    Ken D. Member Posts: 836

    My problem would be weather or not you would "own" them by dealing with them at all.
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,719
    Here we go again

    I'd put conversion burners in both those boilers, no matter what scare tactics Harper111 tries. We have plenty of experience with them, and have never had a badly operating conversion using a Carlin EZ-Gas or Midco EC burner, our two standard units.

    And our conversions do pass inspection. To say that no conversion will ever pass inspection is just..... not..... true. As long as the equipment is UL approved for conversion/upgrade usage and is installed to Code, inspectors should not have a problem with them.

    If you look at Harper111's posts, you will see he does nothing but try to scare people away from conversion burners. We're sure he works for Burnham, but this has not been proven conclusively. But one day............
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
  • ChicagoCooperator
    ChicagoCooperator Member Posts: 351
    Harper One Cubed

    I suppose one could check Harper's IP address to see if it indeed is at  Burnham. 
  • jumper
    jumper Member Posts: 2,208
    long time ago

    I used to acquire used boilers cheap to rent them. Business conditions have changed.