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What to do with a free boiler??

Timco
Timco Member Posts: 3,040
I even rebuilt it 2 years ago. It's mine if I want it.
Just a guy running some pipes.

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  • Paul48
    Paul48 Member Posts: 4,469
    The boiler's free, but then you gotta buy the apartment building.
  • JUGHNE
    JUGHNE Member Posts: 11,021
    Did I see the nameplate correctly that it could be downfired by about 1/2? Is that a 2 stage valve?.....no, I don't want it.
  • unclejohn
    unclejohn Member Posts: 1,833
    one burner = 105k btu.
  • Abracadabra
    Abracadabra Member Posts: 1,948
    JUGHNE said:

    Did I see the nameplate correctly that it could be downfired by about 1/2? Is that a 2 stage valve?.....no, I don't want it.

    Yep, all peerless of that age had plate that indicated min btu 1/2 of max. And yes, that's a 2 stage gas valve. v4062/v5055 combo. Usually used on power burners since it also has a damper crank arm to control combustion air.
  • JUGHNE
    JUGHNE Member Posts: 11,021
    Thank you Ab. That feature would be useful today on most steam boilers of any size......my guess is the min isn't offered because the fear of field modification liability or the AFUE might change slightly. (IMO it would actually raise the efficiency but that might be preaching to the choir) ;)