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Smith-Mills 250 Series coal to gas conversion

WayneMech Member Posts: 53
I got a call to convert a 1950's vintage 250-8(?) to natural gas. Never done a conversion, start to finish, before. Any direction would be appreciated.


    JUGHNE Member Posts: 10,580
    edited October 2016
    Never done one myself, but have seen some oil to gas conversions. One brand name is Adams Manufacturing of Cleveland, (216) 587-6801. They still answered the phone 2-3 years ago.
    Their literature for their "Speedflame" power burners indicated old boilers with "grates and ash doors".
    I have found it to be a fairly reliable power burner with simple construction. Efficiency is probably fair to good for being that simple.

    I have had experience with only 2 of these units.
    But perhaps someone you could contact for some enlightenment.

    There are probably a lot of oil to gas conversion possibilities.
    But a 1950's coal burner could produce a lot of deer in the headlights expressions. IMO

    Note: got to be much better than shoveling coal.
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 15,992
    What are the boiler's ratings?
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  • nicholas bonham-carter
    nicholas bonham-carter Member Posts: 8,573
    Compare the boiler rating with the connected load of EDR as well.--NBC