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Finding an Old Peerless Boiler Manual???

I have a Peerless G-461-SP-1 steam boiler that was installed in the late 80's. I'd like to find a manual so I can see how the near boiler piping is "supposed" to be installed. I contacted Peerless and they said:

"That model was manufactured by the former Peerless Heater Company; unfortunately we would not have any information any longer."

So I'm hoping there is a steam geek somewhere out there with a manual on pdf ready to go. Google didn't help me any...


  • j a_2
    j a_2 Member Posts: 1,801
    Generally, the peerless company refers you to a typical install per I=B=R specs….Order the color of steam by peerless….just go to there web site….Or better yet Dans steam books...
  • AdmiralYoda
    AdmiralYoda Member Posts: 627
    So in general there is a right way and a wrong way.....not a specific way that each manufacturer would like for the particular boiler?
  • JStar
    JStar Member Posts: 2,752
    We generally ignore the manufacturer's piping reccomendations as they are always inadequate. I've designed my own pipe size charts that make a boiler perform much more efficiently. The piping arrangement should be uniform for every boiler, regardless of manufacturer.
  • KC_Jones
    KC_Jones Member Posts: 5,736
    JStar said:

    We generally ignore the manufacturer's piping reccomendations as they are always inadequate.

    Unfortunately so do the knuckleheads. Of course they ignore on the wrong side of right unlike you. lol
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  • Hap_Hazzard
    Hap_Hazzard Member Posts: 2,846
    Here's the manual you want: http://www.peerlessboilers.com/DesktopModules/Bring2mind/DMX/Download.aspx?EntryId=82&PortalId=0&DownloadMethod=attachment

    You have a pre-1984 series 61 with 4 sections. When the company changed hands they rearranged the model numbers, so the G-461 became the 61-04. There were a few minor changes--notably the addition of a skim port--but it's basically the same boiler.
    Just another DIYer | King of Prussia, PA
    1983(?) Peerless G-561-W-S | 3" drop header, CG400-1090, VXT-24
  • AdmiralYoda
    AdmiralYoda Member Posts: 627
    Wow thank you! What made me think it was late 80's is the electrical diagram on the back of the inspection panel. It has a 1987 date on it.