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dajamusicdajamusic Member Posts: 1
I'm trying to replace my gas boiler/heater, but I'm a bit confused. I have zoned - baseboard hot water heating. The tag on the unit says "steam heat" (see attached) but I always thought it was just hot water. Some pipes were cut (see attached) before I bought the house. Can anyone tell if it was converted to hot water heat only?


  • Jamie HallJamie Hall Member Posts: 12,857
    Many boilers are rated for either steam or hot water. In the case of steam, the rating is given in square feet. In the case of water, it's in BTU -- or, in this case, mBTU. The only differences really are in the trim -- gauges, pipes, controls -- on the boiler. From what's left of the pipes looks like hot water... I hope...
    Br. Jamie, osb

    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England.

    Hoffman Equipped System (all original except boiler), Weil-Mclain 580, 2.75 gph Carlin, Vapourstat 0.5 -- 6.0 ounces per square inch
  • unclejohnunclejohn Member Posts: 1,551
    It's a hot water boiler. The pipes that are cut are your old domestic water pipes. Your boiler used to supply you with your hot water for bath and hand washing and such. Now you have a stand alone water heater.
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